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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.

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Upcoming Events

Salford AUA

6th November 2018, 12.30pm – 2.00pm, Council Chambers - The Old Fire Station

Improving knowledge and understanding of corporate and academic governance. Presented by Janet Lloyd MAUA.

Governance is an essential and diverse area of university business. This session will provide an overview of academic and corporate governance and the arrangements in place at Salford. Issues will be covered include:

  • Governance - what is it and why do we need it?
  • External body requirements
  • The three legged structure
  • Key committees and their role
  • The role of the Quality and Enhancement Office

There will also be an opportunity to network with other AUA members. 

13th February 2019, 12.00pm – 1.30pm, Albert Adams Conservatory - The Old Fire Station 

Inclusivity and Diversity. Presented by Gemma Lomas. 

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

Key Coaching techniques. Presented by Howard Barringer.

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

25th January 2019 - Annual mini-regional conference (free event), University of Cumbria

You can book onto this event using the AUA webpage:

National Events

14th November 2018, 9.30am - 3pm, Bournemouth University 

3rd AUA South Regional Symposium: Delivering Excellent Service 

19th November 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pm, Clayton Hotel - Birmingham

Mark of Excellence: Getting Started  

29th November 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Royal Society London 

Autumn Conference 2018

29th November 2018, 6pm - 7pm, Royal Society London

Reflections on OfS' first year - AUA Annual Lecture 2018 

6th December 2018, 9.30am - 4.40pm, The Wesley Hotel, London Euston

Introduction to Higher Education 

7th December 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm, The Wesley Hotel, London Euston

CPD Tools for HE Professionals 

13th December 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Nottingham Conference Centre

Lean Thinking 

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.