Welcome to the Edinburgh Napier AUA Branch
The Association of University Administrators (the AUA) exists to advance and promote the professional recognition and development of all who work in professional service roles in higher education. It seeks to support you to enhance your career, boost your job prospects and create valuable networking opportunities. AUA membership empowers you to take control of developing your career whatever stage it is at.
The AUA is considered to be the professional association for higher education administration and management staff. The Association’s membership is currently over 4,500. It has a head office based at the University of Manchester and there are members in over 150 higher education establishments throughout the UK and beyond.
The AUA has a branch at Edinburgh Napier, which is made up of colleagues from across the University, in different roles and at different grades. The activity of the branch is determined by our members, but coordinated by the branch advocates who are:
Michelle Terrell, Faculty Administrator in the School of Computing/Student Recruitment Officer, Student & Academic Services Katrina Swanton, Quality & Standards Manager in Student & Academic Services
You can follow the branch on twitter @AUAEd_Napier
There is a dedicated Linkedin group page for Edinburgh Napier AUA members providing information, news and networking opportunities.
The branch is located within the Scotland geographic Network, led by Wendy Cairney, who is also a member of the Edinburgh Napier branch. The Scottish Network provides an additional opportunity to meet with colleagues from across Scotland and to discuss ideas and to share good practice - in person, and through our online networks.
AUA also offers a number of themed networks – for example the departmental administrators network, international higher education, quality practitioners group, managing change, organisational development and many more. If there is not a network relevant for you – rather than think that the AUA is not for you, you could consider joining and establishing a themed network yourself!
The activity of the AUA culminates in the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition, which has been a fixture on the higher education calendar for more than 50 years, is the AUA’s flagship event and the largest of its kind in the UK. Each year we aim to ensure that Edinburgh Napier is represented at the Conference - the 2016 annual conference will took place in Leeds (you can get a flavour of the conference experience through Twitter via #AUA2016) and the 2017 conference will take place in Manchester in April 2017.
To find out more about the AUA, the opportunities it provides and for information on how to join, please contact Michelle or Katrina via email@example.com