Association of University Administrators (AUA)


The AUA currently has about 4500 members in total across the UK and internationally, at present there are 28 at Portsmouth.  Membership is very varied and the people who join are drawn from a variety of levels and areas.  Nationally the AUA has members who are senior managers, Vice Chancellors and directors but most members are middle managers and administrators.  Membership of the AUA is open to all those members of staff within the University of Portsmouth who are involved in management, administrative or clerical duties, are committed to promoting excellence in their work, and who are willing to work to a code of professional standards.

The Benefits of AUA Membership include:

  • Opportunity to take AUA’s Postgraduate Certification/Diploma/MSc in Professional Practice
  • Invitation to AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition and Annual Lecture presented by high profile speakers
  • Career boosting courses and training events at discount prices
  • The latest news via publications, newsletters and e-bulletins
  • International networking opportunities over 4,000 members
  • Opportunity for travel  awards for international study, visits or exchanges
  • Exclusive online members’ area

 For more information please see the AUA National website.

 AUA Portsmouth

Here at the University of Portsmouth branch, local members can develop and support each other through activities and events.  Over the next year it is hoped to organise a variety of interesting sessions but if there is something you would like to hear about or would find useful for a session to be run on a specific topic then let us know.  If you would be interested in presenting a session for others across the university then please let on the the branch team know. To find out more about the AUA at Portsmouth contact one of the Branch Team (see below) or check out the latest AUA@Portsmouth Newsletter (coming soon).

In addition, the AUA holds an annual conference at HE establishments around the UK.  Support is available for a number of staff to attend the conference and those staff who attend usually write a summary on the sessions they attend in order to feed back to their managers and University of Portsmouth AUA members to share their experience and knowledge.  See our past events page for previous conference reports or take a look at the Annual AUA Conference and Exhibition details on the AUA webiste.



Branch Team



You can view the latest list of members through the AUA Members Area