Mita Mondal wins AUA Member of the Year award

Congratulations to Mita Mondal for her AUA Member of the Year award!

The Association of University Administrators (AUA) is the professional association for higher education administrators and managers. It is committed to connecting every professional within its network and supporting members throughout their career in HE.

Mita, who is Quality Assurance and Accreditations Manager for our Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, has been an AUA member since 2014. The awards ceremony took place during the AUA’s 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Manchester and was announced on 7 July as part of their Gala Dinner.

The Member of the Year award recognises the contribution of an individual member. The judges looked for a high level of commitment and dedication to the AUA and Higher Education. Mita said ‘I am truly humbled and excited about winning this award. I am pleased that I can make this contribution as I strongly believe in collaboration and sharing professional knowledge and practice with others. I hope to carry on championing a professional culture in HE and hope to make a difference via my work at Kent and with AUA’.

Mita joined Kent in 2007, working in various roles in student administration, HR and finance, becoming Centre Administration Manager in 2014 and then, more recently, School Administration Manager for the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. She completed the AURORA leadership programme in 2018.

AUA membership

The University of Kent has been active participant in the AUA for many years and more than 50 professional services colleagues are currently members. Membership is open to anyone working in university administration and benefits include:

  • professional recognition
  • networking opportunities & mentoring
  • professional development, including a PG Cert Programme
  • events and conferences
  • access to resources and publications.

If you work in professional services and would like to know more about or get involved in the AUA, you can email Mita. More information is also available by visiting the AUA website