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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.

Coming soon: AUA Good Practice Guide Launch

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

11th October 2018, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester 

AUA Sub-Regional Event:

Do you want a chance to wind down after the start of the new academic year? Then join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening of socialising and networking with like-minded people!

This event is open to all AUA members at University of Salford, University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Please do feel free to bring a colleague, friend or partner with you but do please remember to book a ticket for each person attending so we can keep track of final numbers.

You can book your place(s) via the following link:-

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

Further information will be available in due course. 

National Events

21st September 2018, 9.30am - 4.40pm, Holiday Inn - Manchester

The Everyday Coach

4th October 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Friends Meeting House - Euston, London 

Achieving Professional Effectiveness

11th October 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm, Friends Meeting House - Euston, London

Achieving your Goals

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

Mark of Excellence: Getting Started  

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.