ACU Member Communities

The ACU has a series of special interest groups ‒ the ACU Member Communities ‒ open to all staff at ACU member institutions. These Communities connect colleagues and other stakeholders working in four key areas of university activity, bringing university staff from across the Commonwealth together to share their experiences, explore ideas, and discover potential avenues for collaboration.

The Member Communities are free to join for all staff and students of ACU member institutions, and individuals may join as many as they feel are relevant to their work.

Engage Community

For all university staff and stakeholders working or involved in university community engagement and outreach, including university public engagement staff, industrial liaison officers, research managers and communication officers, and those specialising in distance or open learning.

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Research, Knowledge and Information Community

For all university staff who support and encourage, but don’t directly engage in, the research process, including those working in libraries and information, as well as research management and administration.

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Internationalisation Community

For university staff involved in international education, including such areas as student and staff mobility, international campuses, and the internationalisation of curricula and research.

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HR in HE Community

For all university staff working in HR, from the most experienced HR directors to those looking to increase, expand or develop the HR function.

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Member Communities

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