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

UK university class sizes falling, study finds - The Guardian

The GuardianUK university class sizes falling, study findsThe GuardianThe REF is a new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Kingston said: “The graduate employment market has recovered more quickly from the financial crisis than might have been predicted, offering increased ...and more »...

Using Social Media to Listen and Learn about UK Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Inside Higher Ed (blog)Using Social Media to Listen and Learn about UK Higher EducationInside Higher Ed (blog)This post is a story. It's the story of how I've used the social media tools and techniques that I teach to students, staff, and faculty as a springboard for getting myself connected to the higher education scene in the UK. When my wife received an ......

Democratically controlled, co-operative higher education - Open Democracy

Democratically controlled, co-operative higher educationOpen DemocracyopenDemocracy is one of several important forums for the critical discussion of UK higher education with a number of articles published here and elsewhere on the impact of neo-liberal reforms. Most recently, Marina Warner and Michael Bailey have each ...and more »...