The HR in HE Community is a forum for all staff working in HR, from the most experienced professionals to those looking to increase, expand or develop their institution’s HR function.
The community provides a space for colleagues from across the Commonwealth to share their knowledge, experience and good practice, showcase ideas, and discover potential avenues for collaboration. Members can also keep up-to-date with the latest trends and opportunities and promote the work of their team and university
University HR functions have a unique responsibility: HR leaders must ensure the best staff are recruited, developed and retained, and that their efforts are aligned to the university’s strategic mission. The growth of many universities means the HR function has become increasingly complex and staff need to be supported to grow with their institutions. The HR in HE Community champions the importance of the strategic positioning of HR in higher education institutions across our membership.
Open to staff at ACU member universities working in the area of human resources, the Challenge Grants support the essential work of HR within universities and the aims of the HR in HE Community. Applications will open in June 2023.Find out more
Our communities are spaces where knowledge, capacity and resources can be shared. Crucially, they are practical, with activities that have a direct impact on the personal development of individuals, on university practice and on the wider world. Benefits include:
There are two main ways to be part of the community:
The community is open to all staff members and students at ACU member universities - with over 400 member universities in 40 countries, that’s a potential group of 10 million students and more than 1 million academic and professional staff.
Whether you are a professional, academic, vice-chancellor or student at an ACU member university, by joining you will instantly become part of a global collaboration with a diverse set of potential partners. You can join as many ACU networks and communities as you like, at any time.
The steering committee sets the vision, strategic direction and delivery plans for the community. Some committee members also lead a thematic group that focuses on a mission-oriented or subject based theme for the community.
We have a selection process for recruiting Steering Committee members when vacancies arise. We will announce when there are opportunities to join on this page.
To find out more, email HRinHE@acu.ac.uk