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AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2014: Revolution and Reinvention

14 Mar 2014

Discover how to develop your career and support your institution during turbulent times of revolution and reinvention: attend the 2014 AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition, 14-16 April 2014, in Manchester.

A fixture of the higher education calendar for more than 40 years, the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest of its kind in the UK.

Back in Manchester for the second time, ‘Revolution and Reinvention’ is the theme for 2014. Manchester is defined by its industrial past and has reinvented itself many times since to become the city it is today.  Higher Education will be defined by how the sector reacts to the ongoing changes it faces – and these changes offer the opportunity for our own personal revolution and reinvention. 

The aim of the conference is to inspire excellence in higher education administration and management through personal and professional development.

Here are our top three reasons to attend the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition:

  1. An unrivalled programme of professional development tailored to your profession
  2. Over 19 hours of networking and social opportunities
  3. Unbeatable value for money and flexible conference packages

One of the best things about the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition is the variety of the programme and how it facilitates discussion and debate and encourages delegate engagement. Working sessions allow for this on a smaller more intimate level, putting your role into the wider context of higher education as well as providing the opportunity to learn from sector specialists. We’ve selected some working sessions which we think you might be interested in:

This year we are delighted to be hosting a line-up of high profile Plenary and Keynote speakers – both from within and outside the sector, and each bringing their own opinions and experiences of higher education. Our speakers include Will Hutton, political economist and writer, Professor Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive, HEFCE and Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President & Vice Chancellor, The University of Manchester. We have a Panel Debate ‘“Traditional higher education will withstand any revolution and grow stronger” which aims to not only challenge the panel - but also your thoughts on the matter.

We aim to offer a programme which over-delivers but doesn’t cost the earth. The AUA Conference and Exhibition offers over 50 working sessions, 3 plenary speakers, 8 keynote speakers, a live debate and 19 hours of networking, all crammed in to three days. Plus our flexible conference packages enable you to participate as a full or day delegate with or without extras meaning you can be a part of the action no matter what your budget. Take a look at our conference packages and discover which suits you best.

AUA delegates tell us that networking is invaluable to their professional and personal development and we are proud to be able to say that feedback tells us that we are particularly good at organising these opportunities and bringing you together. Our Annual Conference is our flagship event so we pack it full of opportunities to network and socialise.

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