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The University of Southampton

Southampton hosts major conference for university administrators

Published: 4 April 2002

Leading decision-makers in higher education policy development will be visiting Southampton from Monday (8 April) when the University of Southampton hosts the 10th annual conference of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) at the Highfield Campus.

With over 1,100 delegates, the conference is the largest to be held at the University for ten years. Those taking part are managers and administrators from universities across the UK and overseas.

Welcoming the conference to the city, the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Bill Wakeham said: "At a time of unprecedented challenge and change, the higher education sector must be able to rely more than ever on the excellence and professionalism of its managers and administrators. This conference, with its programme of sessions and workshops, fully reflects the wide range of activities that are now encompassed in higher education management."

Local speakers include Dr Roger Brown, Principal of Southampton Institute, who will be discussing issues of 'Quality, past present and future', and John Lauwerys, Secretary and Registrar of the University of Southampton, who will be speaking about the way ahead for the profession of higher education management.

The conference is being held in Southampton to mark the University's Golden Jubilee this year.

Notes for editors

The University of Southampton is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for leading-edge research and scholarship. The University, which celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2002, has 21,000 students and over 4,900 staff and plays an important role in the City of Southampton. Its annual turnover is in the region of £215 million.

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