The AUA awards its first Mark of Excellence University

Durham University has become the first University to achieve the new AUA Mark of Excellence in the application of the AUA CPD Framework.

AUA Chair Kathy Fowler said:

‘Congratulations to Durham University! Our independent assessment panel was very impressed with the trailblazing work that has been done by staff at Durham University, to enhance and embed the AUA Professional Behaviours Framework into the Realising Your Potential Approach staff development provision at the University, and with the enthusiasm for the framework that was apparent across the University.’

‘We’re also very pleased to be developing our partnerships with Universities and other higher education institutions. Working more closely in partnership with employers in the sector will greatly enrich professional development and networking opportunities for our members.’

Clare Curran, HR and OD Director, Durham University said:

‘The Mark recognises, at a national level, the impact of Durham University’s Realising Your Potential Approach on staff development which has been built upon the AUA CPD Framework and standards for professional services staff.’

The Mark of Excellence has been developed by the AUA to enable universities to publicly demonstrate their equal commitment to the development of professional services staff, and to celebrate the high quality education, training and development of professional services staff that they offer.’

There are already a number of other institutions working towards the Mark, demonstrating it’s relevance and timeliness to the sector.

Alison Johns, Chief Executive of LfHE said:

‘I am delighted to see the launch of the AUA’s new Mark of Excellence, it provides a way for institutions to truly value and invest in their professional services colleagues. The Mark complements our shared interest in supporting the development of professional services staff, for the AUA across all grades, and for the Leadership Foundation ensuring a leadership pipeline for the higher education sector.’

Durham University will be presented with their Mark by Hefce Chief Executive Professor Madeleine Atkins at the AUA Annual Lecture at the Royal Society on 1 December in London

To find out more about the AUA Mark of Excellence click here.

Leave a Reply

0 comments on “The AUA awards its first Mark of Excellence University