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UHR - an Introduction

For those newer to the sector or not yet on top of how UHR can help them, we will be releasing a set of mini-films this year, the first of which is online now. We promise this series won’t extend endlessly and become a kind of X-Men style franchise, not least because we tried the costumes on and they didn’t fit. But when given the chance to explain our work, the UHR team weren’t at all shy. Hope you enjoy.

An introduction - watch now

The UHR Annual Review 2022 - 23

The UHR Annual Review 2022-23 provides an overview of the association's activities during this academic year, including the development of new programmes, and the introduction of new events, during a period which has seen a remarkable 30% uplift in attendance at learning events.



Reaffirming a commitment to supporting millions of public se...


Martin Higgs

UHR has renewed its Memorandum of Understand (MOU) with three professional bodies all committed to developing and nurturing a strong, diverse and high-performing people profession to support nearly six million people employed in the UK’s public service organisations.

Count on Us


Sophie Crouchman

A January treat for all the HR data geeks out there came in the form of HESA’s first release of 2021/22 staff statistics, which came a couple of weeks earlier than usual.

Connecting the dots


Emma Brookes

UHR’s Strategic Projects and Research Manager Emma Brookes recently returned from the CUPA-HR Conference in San Diego. A year into her time with UHR, what has Emma learnt about our members and how did the US experience help her think about projects on the drawing board for 2023?

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CUPA Bursary winner announced

We are so pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 UHR/CUPA Bursary is Janine Chalmers, Head of Organisational Development at the University of Aberdeen. Janine will join other UHR delegates Naina Patel (UHR Chair and Chief People Officer at the University of the Arts, London) and Sophie Crouchman (UHR Strategic Projects and Research Manager) in attending the 2023 CUPA Conference in New Orleans from 1-3 October. New Orleans state of mind?

Learn more about our CUPA Bursary winner


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What to do about the reluctant complainer?

This article from VWV is one of a series published on the UHR website in the run-up to UHR’s 2022 Conference: Everyone Onboard! “It’s a difficult situation. Employee A approaches a member of the HR team and describes how they feel they have been discriminated against by colleagues but say they don't want to take the issue any further. What should HR do next?”

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Global Mobility Roundtables - bookings now live

Vialto are running face-to-face global mobility roundtables for the H E sector, in Birmingham, Edinburgh and London.

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Global Mobility: Releasing HR's strategic potential

The UK Higher Education sector continues to respond to the opportunities, and grapple with the challenges, arising from the new workforce operating models necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the changing regulatory landscape in general. A number of these are not limited to the UK.

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