Skip to main content

Association of University Administrators


Welcome to the Salford branch of the Association of University Administrators (AUA), the professional association for administrators, managers and professional services staff in higher education. It exists to help you develop yourself and your career, and to recognise and promote the development of all who work in higher education administration.

Salford has a growing branch comprised of members across various areas of the University and representing a broad range of grades.

We have a team of coordinators who are working to support Salford members (see our Who's Who page), organise local events and connecting with colleagues in the wider national network. The AUA at Salford is fully supported by senior management. The Registrar is also a Fellow of the AUA.

Join the AUA

Joining is easy

Visit the AUA website to sign up online.



AUA Salford enquiries -

Upcoming Events

Salford AUA

POSTPONED: 18th March 2019, 12.00pm - 2.00pm, Council Chamber - The Old Fire Station 

Come and Meet the AUA at Salford 

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the above event has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

15 May 2019, 12.30pm - 2.30pm, Maxwell Building Room 907

Key Coaching techniques. Presented by Howard Barringer.

Coaching was once a skill only for structured and organised development, conducted by a few trained individuals. Today having the ability to deploy coaching skills in any work-based situation is a core competency for the masses. In this workshop we'll look at some of the basics of taking a coaching approach and how they can be applied in everyday interactions.

  • What is coaching - how does it differ from mentoring or managing?
  • Core qualities of an effective coach - 8 qualities that an effective coach possesses or displays
  • Questioning and listening skills - the main tools in the coaches arsenal
  • Coaching models - GROW, OSCAR etc. 

Any suggestions for future topics welcomed. 

The Salford AUA Advocate Team was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Professional Services Recognition Awards 2015-16 at the University Day on 8 June 2016.

North Wales and North West Regional Network

National Events

14th April 2019, 6.45pm - 11pm, Manchester Museum, Manchester

AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019, Sunday Social

15th - 16th April 2019, University of Manchester, Manchester 

AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

13th June 2019, 9.30am - 4.40pm, The Innside Hotel, Manchester

Introduction to Higher Education 

21st June 2019, 9.30am - 3.30pm, University of London

Managing Change in Higher Education Open Forum

28th June 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Clayton Hotel, Birmingham

Achieving your goals

27th September 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Holiday Inn, Manchester

Unlocking your Potential 

For detailed information on national AUA events including booking prices, please visit the AUA website:

The North Wales and North West Network were winners of the AUA Networks Team Award 2017.  A certificate and trophy were presented to Diane Lloyd, as Network Co-ordinator (and on behalf of the geographic network) at the Gala Awards Dinner which took place on Monday 10th April 2017. This award recognises the outstanding contribution that the geographic network has made to supporting the AUA’s values and work across the region.