ARC is the national forum of senior managers responsible for the academic administration of student matters in publicly funded Universities and Colleges of Higher Education within the United Kingdom.

 

All public UK universities, constituent colleges of the Universities of London and Wales and Colleges of Higher Education are entitled to a member on ARC.

 

ARC Events

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Specifically, ARC seeks to:

  • Influence national debate and policy on matters related to academic administration
  • Stimulate debate on issues within and affecting academic administration
  • Promote and share best practice in academic administration
  • Participate in national working groups and committees
  • Support members and their colleagues in performing their roles in institutions through the provision of relevant professional development programmes
  • Provide a focus for networking and development

Practitioner Groups

To assist the development of policy and practice in specialised areas of student administration ARC operates several Practitioner Groups.

ARC Members Area

ARC members can log in to view resources only available to members, including a directory of contacts and past JISCMail activity

News feeds

Record number of students applying to university - Telegraph.co.uk

Financial TimesRecord number of students applying to universityTelegraph.co.ukFurther analysis of the figures reveals that young people from the UK's most disadvantaged areas are now more likely than ever to apply to higher education. The data shows that 21 per cent of disadvantaged 18-year-olds in England applied to higher ...UCAS reveals record demand for UK HE coursesTES NewsLow-income students more likely than ever to apply to university, Ucas saysThe GuardianRecord numbers seek UK university placesFinancial Timesexpressandstar.com -The Times (subscription)all 11 news articles »...

University applications hit record high - BBC News

BBC NewsUniversity applications hit record highBBC NewsBusiness Secretary Vince Cable said it showed the progress made "to break down barriers to higher education". ... These figures are the latest evidence that applications have recovered after the introduction of tuition fees of up to £9,000 in England.and more »...

Social mobility and university entry: Is access fair? - BBC News

BBC NewsSocial mobility and university entry: Is access fair?BBC NewsIn recent years, the issue of social mobility through higher education has been given particular political prominence by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission set up by the Child Poverty Act 2010, chaired by Alan Milburn. In 2013, the ...and more »...