New AUA role for Mita Mondal

Mita Mondal

Congratulations to Mita Mondal on her appointment as South Network Coordinator for the Association of University Administrators (AUA).

The 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. Her new new Coordinator role involves overseeing networking across 265 South Region members.

She says: ‘Being a member has proved invaluable in terms of both developing my own skills, and sharing good practice within Kent and across the HE sector. I’m excited about taking on this new role to enable other colleagues to benefit from this valuable experience.’

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.

Networking event

One of Mita’s first tasks as AUA South Network Coordinator is to organise a series of networking events, inviting speakers to deliver training and development activities for South network members. The first event, ‘Opportunities for Enhancing Student Experience Through Internationalisation at Home’ will take place on 16 March from 12.30-13.30. Both AUA and non-AUA members are welcome and can sign-up via this AUA link.

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

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