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Queen’s AUA wins Branch Award

Queen’s AUA wins Branch Award

AUA branch members of Queen's pictured during a visit to Stormont

The Queen’s branch of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) has won a Branch Good Practice Award in this year’s Jubilee Awards.

The Good Practice Award recognises the hard work and commitment of branch co-ordinators, the teams and the wider branches who can demonstrate how they have raised the profile of the AUA.

Queen’s has received the award in recognition of the work of branch members in organising a series of CPD events, which have not only benefited members and non-members alike, but have also raised the profile of the Association across the HE sector.

AUA Ireland co-ordinator Jayne O’Neill from the School of Pharmacy said: “The panel were particularly impressed with the wide range and number of different activities that we have held over the past year and were delighted that we were working closely with our colleagues in the University of Ulster to organise regional events for the benefit of all of our members. 

“Our events have ranged from local update sessions, to attendance at the Regional Conference in Dublin, the Annual Conference in Nottingham, a joint event with UU on dealing with bullying in the workplace, a visit to Stormont and finally a team building day and BBQ in the summer.”

In addition to this, two members from Queen’s branch, Edith Caulfield and Jayne O’Neill, were awarded a Fellowship of the Association this year for their personal contribution to the AUA.

Jayne O’Neill will receive the award on behalf of the branch at the Annual Lecture and Jubilee Awards Ceremony on 29 November at Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

The AUA is devoted to promoting excellence in higher education management. It exists to advance and promote the professional recognition and development of all who work in professional services roles in higher education, and to be an authoritative advocate and champion for the section.

If you are interested in finding out more about what the AUA can do for you, please contact Jayne on jayne.oneill@qub.ac.uk

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