Networking award for Leeds' AUA

The University's branch of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) has received an AUA Annual Award for Network Good Practice.

(l-r): Catherine Cho, the AUA's Matthew Andrews, and Oliver Mansell

Catherine Cho, Matthew Andrews of the AUA, and Oliver Mansell

Since its re-launch in 2012, the Leeds AUA has organised a variety of events, including:

  • talks by external speakers, such as Dr Paul Greatrix from Nottingham University, who spoke on the role of the university administrator in the post-Browne era, and Professor Roger Brown from the University of Liverpool, who talked about 'Defining excellence: the £27,000 question'
  • a career development session at which the University Secretary, Roger Gair, spoke to members about his career path and the choices that led him to his current position
  • a careers Q&A session with senior University staff
  • social gatherings timed to coincide with the Staff Festival

Sir Alan Langlands has agreed to attend a Q&A session with members in November.

The group regularly promotes CPD and the AUA accreditation scheme to members and passes on national AUA news.

The AUA judges said that the Leeds AUA, co-ordinated by Oliver Mansell and Catherine Cho, have "gained the commitment and interest of senior leaders as a channel through which they can communicate, have secured an impressive list of speakers, and have quantitative evidence of success."

Find out more about the Leeds AUA.

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