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.

 

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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

Latest News

News feeds

Removing the cap on student numbers – six questions answered - The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)Removing the cap on student numbers – six questions answeredThe Guardian (blog)Along with tuition fees and the inclusion of international students in net migration targets, the plan to lift the cap on student numbers is one of the most debated topics in UK higher education. In 2014-15, the cap will increase by 30,000 students and ...Cash warning for university expansionBBC NewsUniversity reforms 'will lead to surge in students from EU'Telegraph.co.uk60000 more university places may mean more unpaid student loansThe IndependentFinancial Times -The Conversation UKall 10 news articles »...

Cash warning for university expansion - BBC News

BBC NewsCash warning for university expansionBBC NewsUniversity budgets could be put under "severe strain" by plans to remove limits on student numbers in England, warns a policy analysis. The Higher Education Policy Institute says the increase, announced last year, was "sprung on universities". "One ...and more »...

Berries in cancer therapy experiment - BBC News

BBC NewsBerries in cancer therapy experimentBBC News... and berry work together. "At the moment we cannot suggest people go out and buy supplements - we are still at the experimental level." The study was funded by the Malaysian ministry of higher education and health charity Have a Chance Inc in the USA.and more »...