Developing future leaders

Applications are now open for Aurora 2017/18, a leadership development programme for females in higher education.

The University is proud to announce its continuing participation in the Aurora programme, a Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) sector-wide development programme for women in higher education.

The Aurora programme aims to enable a wider range of women to think of themselves as future leaders, to develop the skills they will need, and to help their institutions to maximise the use of the skills they acquire. Aurora is for female staff in academic (up to Senior Lecturer level), and professional services (grades 7+) roles who would like to develop and explore issues relating to leadership roles and responsibilities.

This initiative is a response to the LFHE research which shows there are fewer women in the most senior positions in higher education than ten years ago and identifies features that could be addressed to change this. Many influential stakeholders including vice-chancellors, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) have agreed the situation calls for action and the feedback from the sector has supported encouraging more women to plan and prepare better for leadership roles at an early point in their careers.

Female staff are invited to apply by emailing the Learning and Development Team

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

If you have any further queries at this stage please contact Jena Dady, Learning and Organisational Development Adviser