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Who's who in Salford AUA

AUA Salford enquiries - AUA@salford.ac.uk

Salford branch team

Diane Lloyd

Diane Lloyd (AUA Advocate)

  • d.lloyd@salford.ac.uk - please contact Diane for any AUA queries
  • Fellow of the AUA
  • Operations Manager, School of Built Environment
  • North Wales North West AUA Fellow
  • Member of PGCert Board of Studies

"Being a member of the AUA has opened up such a great range of opportunities for me from being the Regional Network Co-ordinator for North Wales and North West, a member of the Board of Studies for PG Cert in Higher Education Administration, Leadership and Management, a Deputy Panel Member for the AUA Mark of Excellence accreditation and recently as a member of the AUA’s newly established Professional Services Development Group. These external facing roles have been rewarding in so many ways, As well as being lucky enough to win an award for the network I feel that they represent a commitment to my ongoing professional development. They have forced me out of my comfort zone and have enabled me to grow in confidence, particularly with respect to public speaking. It’s also been a really useful way of building up my professional networks too."

Joanne Caldwell

Joanne Caldwell

  • j.l.caldwell@salford.ac.uk
  • Fellow of the AUA
  • Head of Events and Conferences, Marketing & External Relations
  • Mentor – AUA PgCert

“Being a member of the AUA for over fifteen years has brought countless benefits, from networking and benchmarking to presenting at conferences in the UK and South Africa. The AUA has enabled me to stretch myself professionally in an environment of peers who understand the higher education environment and the challenges we all face.”

Annette Cooke

Annette Cooke

  • a.l.Cooke@salford.ac.uk
  • Fellow of the AUA
  • Quality and Enhancement Manager, Quality and Enhancement Office
  • Mentor – AUA PgCert

“I’ve been a member of the AUA for over 10 years. During this time, I have regular opportunities to meet and network with colleagues across the sector. This has provided huge opportunities for me to understand more about the sector and practices in different institutions. I’ve also benefitted from attending and presenting at various AUA conferences. A significant milestone for me was applying and gaining fellowship of the AUA. The application process enabled me to reflect, not only on my professional development, but also on how I have helped others, and to identify a development plan to support career objectives. Fellowship status enables you to use new initials after your name and an email signature with FAUA has been a talking point. The more you get involved with AUA, the greater the benefits.”

Richard Clemens

Richard Clemens

  • r.clemens@salford.ac.uk
  • Fellow of the AUA
  • Assistant Quality and Enhancement Manager, Quality and Enhancement Office

“I joined the AUA, at the encouragement of the Academic Registrar, to attend the national conference. It was long ago and I cannot recall exactly when, but it was around the turn of the millennium at Nottingham. As years have passed, and budgets available to attend conference are more stretched, I gain a lot more through other activities, not least the opportunities it provides to maintain and extend my professional competencies through networking, publications and other events. The AUA is a key means of relating to the wider profession and checking the work I do at Salford against that benchmark. As a member I have presented at conference, been involved in subject networks and involved in local Salford activities. I am now a Fellow, that exercise in reviewing and reflecting on my practice has been very beneficial.”

Clare Forster

Clare Forster

  • c.forster@salford.ac.uk - please contact Clare you are interested in the PG Cert
  • Accredited Member of the AUA
  • Conference Office Manager
  • Completed AUA PG Cert

“I joined the AUA solely to enable me to do the PGCert. However, I found the networking opportunities (internally just as much as externally) to be really useful. I have met people in other university departments that I wouldn’t have otherwise done and have an understanding of different areas now; it has really helped my knowledge of the institution. Oh, and I passed the PGCert too!”

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

  • s.j.hall@salford.ac.uk
  • AUA Member
  • Placement & Employability Co-ordinator, School of Computing, Science and Engineering

“Joining the AUA has provided me with the opportunity to develop and grow as I’ve embarked on a career in Higher Education. From being funded to attend the AUA Conference (and winning a Lego Millennium Falcon!) to being asked to be a member of the AUA Salford Branch Team. It has allowed me to network with colleagues across the industry and develop my interest and understanding of the issues facing Higher Education today.”

Martin Toner

Dr Martin Toner

“I was aware of the AUA and the work that it did for many years before I finally joined in 2016. I immediately found it to be a useful resource, with interesting publications and events open to members and sometime non-members as well. On the encouragement of colleagues I started working towards my Fellowship and despite a few hiccups along the way finally attained this in early 2018. I am happy to be a member of the AUA advocates’ group here at Salford which seeks to promote the work of the organisation across the institution. I suppose my most notable achievement to date as an AUA member would be when I co-wrote (with another Salford AUA colleague) the latest in the AUA’s long-running series of Good Practice Guides. The Guide on Report writing was published during the summer of 2018 and copies are available!”

Helen Parker

Helen Parker

“I became a Fellow of the AUA in 2015 and found the application process of aligning activities associated with my role to the nine AUA professional behaviours to be enlightening. It provided me with the opportunity to reflect on how much I had achieved in my career so far and helped me identify the direction going forward. I now play a key strategic role in Widening Participation Activities and manage the reporting of progress against plans to the Office for Students through the Access and Participation Plan and Monitoring Return. I am developing the role of Project Manager having successfully launched the inspire scheme in September 2018 and am about to embark on a bigger project, the Student Success project which covers seven work streams, and which will run from 2018/19 through to 2020/2021.”