Prices and general information

Our promise

Each year we aim to improve on the previous years’ event. This is what delegates fed back to us about the 2018 Annual Conference:

95.3% of last year’s attendees said they would attend again

96.4% would recommend the Conference to a colleague

“I really enjoyed it […] I left with the feeling of being educated and enlightened personally. Some of the sessions were truly inspiring and made me think about going back to studying myself. It had a nice, non-pretentious feeling and was a good opportunity to meet other people and learn about their experiences. And, all in all, how we are as persons reflects in our working culture, you can’t separate it.”

“It was an excellent conference. Very well organised and a credit to the AUA.”

“This was my first time at the Annual Conference and I enjoyed every minute of it, I got so much out of it and was very impressed with the whole organisation. I met some useful contacts and have already started to utilise these. I definitely plan on returning every year!”

I learned so much – about coaching, resilience, coaching again and managing a web development. Massively exceeded my expectations and made me very proud to be a member of AUA!

“Cannot wait to return!”

Attendance fees

We have a fantastic track record of entertaining, informing and engaging HE Professionals at our Annual Conference. Our large scale events set the tone for trends in HE administration and represent a pivotal occasion for HE professional support staff to discuss, exchange and debate ideas about the current issues facing the sector.

Our Gala Dinner is one of the highlights of the Conference, where you will get the chance to network with fellow professionals in an elegant setting and celebrate the achievements of HE professionals at the AUA Annual Awards.

Did you know that non members booking a full package will receive one year’s free membership?

  Bookings open until 25 March 2019
  Non Member Member (25% discount)
Full attendance (includes Gala Dinner) £540.00 £405.00
Monday day delegate | day only £370.00 £277.50
Tuesday day delegate | day only £370.00 £277.50
Monday evening Gala Dinner only £122.40 £91.80
          All prices are excluding VAT



The prices above do not include accommodation. However, we have been working with our partners from Conference Care to provide you with some accommodation options. Click here to find out more.

Letters of Confirmation

You can use our confirmation letter form to request a letter confirming that you have booked and paid for your attendance at an AUA event. This might be useful if you need to prove you have a confirmed booking in cases where you need to apply for a UK visa.

You can find the form using this link.

Venue address

The AUA Annual Conference 2019 will be taking place at University Place, The University of Manchester, 176 Oxford Road, M13 9QQ.

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The Gala Dinner will take place at the Principal Hotel, Oxford Road, M60 7HA.

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