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From Tradition to Innovation: The Evolution of Student Support

Published on Jun 17, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Consulting , AHEP Updates

Looking back on more than three decades of work in HE student affairs, I’d like to reflect on three macro-level trends which I’ve seen evolve over the years, and which continue to develop in the sector.  These relate to the purpose of student affairs; the organisation of student affairs; and the impact of student affairs.

Elevating Retention with EDI: Strategies for Long-Term Success

Published on Jun 5, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Updates

Following the success and popularity of our conference panel session, 'Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education Professional Services: Attracting and Retaining the People we Need', we caught up with panelists Christina Hughes and Dr Arun Verma to get their reflections on some of the questions our delegates brought to the session:

Member Spotlight: PgCert Success Kelli Wolfe

Published on Jun 5, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Updates

Third in the PgCert success series, Kelli Wolfe, Deputy Academic Registrar, Roehampton University, shares how the course impacted her professional development.

Campus Pride: Uniting for Equality and Inclusion

Published on May 31, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Development Monthly , AHEP Development Monthly June 2024 , AHEP Updates

University of Manchester EDIA Manager, Nate Belgrave, highlights the progress HEIs have made, and still need to make, to fully include the LGBTQ+ community during Pride and beyond.

Making HE Inclusive for Transgender Students

Published on May 31, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Development Monthly , AHEP Development Monthly June 2024 , AHEP Updates

In honour of Pride month, the following piece brings you personal and institutional changes that can make HE a more inclusive and welcome place for transgender students and staff.

Introducing your Deputy Editor

Published on May 16, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Development Monthly , AHEP Development Monthly May 2024 , AHEP Updates

Introducing the new Deputy Editor, Emily Hargreaves, Head of Administration in Philosophy at the University of Warwick.

What is a Professional Services Early Careers Network and why should your institution have one too?

Published on May 14, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Development Monthly , AHEP Development Monthly May 2024 , AHEP Updates

In honour of National Staff Networks Week, we caught up with HE professionals from the University of Birmingham who share their experience of setting up a Professional Services Early Careers Network and the benefits it has to individuals and organisations.

Embracing remote flexible working: The highs, the lows and what we are doing to make it a success

Published on May 9, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Development Monthly , AHEP Development Monthly May 2024 , AHEP Updates

Millie Crook - Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development at QAA explores the positive and negative impact of flexible working.

International Collaboration in Higher Ed – HE in Australia

Published on May 8, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Updates

We caught up with AHEP member Kathryn Whittingham, to hear her thoughts on HE in Australia. Kathryn has been semi-retired since 2020, having moved into higher education from the UK Civil Service in 1988, and was the first professional member of university staff recruited to an Australian institution from outside the country. She has extensive experience of the sector, working in seven institutions across three countries and two hemispheres.

Unlocking Opportunities with AHEP’s Annual Conference Bursary Scheme

Published on May 8, 2024 / No Comments

Category: AHEP Updates

We caught up with two conference delegates who shared their experience of being funded to attend through the conference bursary scheme.