Volunteering at the AUA

We believe you can get more out of your membership by getting involved. 

Our members are the AUA.  They are our Trustees, they run our professional networks, they advocate on our behalf within their institutions and they support their colleagues studying the AUA PgCert.

Current opportunities


Volunteering at the AUA

Being a volunteer opens up new opportunities that can develop skills outside the remit of your day job. It enhances your professional profile by connecting you up to new networks and actively involves you in professionalising the HE sector.

Roles at the AUA

Network Coordinators and Advocates

The AUA is a professional community that thrives at a national, regional and local level because of the commitment and enthusiasm of our Network Coordinators and Advocates. Our Network Coordinators and Advocates represent us at their institutions and organisations; raising awareness of the AUA, recruiting new members, motivating current members to actively participate in our activities and their professional development and communicating local ideas to the AUA team to keep us in touch with you and your needs. Find out more

PgCert Mentors

PgCert Mentors provide one to one support and encouragement specifically to a PgCert student, acting as a critical friend for the duration of their study. By sharing your professional experience you’ll make a real contribution to someone’s career development, while developing new skills and knowledge yourself. Find out more

AUA Mentoring

Our AUA mentoring scheme offers you the opportunity to support a colleague with their professional development and their career aspirations. Our bespoke online platform allows you to connect with other AUA members looking to develop themselves within the sector. Find out more.


The opportunity to become a Trustee of the AUA is open to all full members of the Association.  Serving as a Trustee is both a rewarding way to give back to the Association and an excellent form of professional development.

For more volunteering roles and opportunities please visit our job vacancies and professional opportunities page.