Focus Groups

The AUE Executive, at its meeting in Birmingham on the 16th February 2012, agreed to create a number of focus groups. The purpose of these is to allow more members to be involved, to provide a focus on the areas that have been created, to spread the workload on the Executive itself, and to drive some initiatives and outputs to benefit all and perhaps drive the agenda in the sector.

Focus Group Reports to be sent prior to each Executive meeting please to Paul Mucklow

The focus groups and their chairs are as follows:




BSRIA Coordinator & BSRIA Soft Landings

Anthony Flint - Bangor

AUE Representative - BSI FMW/1 Committee

Nik Smith - Surrey


Sam Heppell - Newcastle

Learning & Development

Sam Heppell - Newcastle

Sustainability and Controls

Controls Group page


Glyn Cash - Leeds Beckett (Controls Lead)

Universities UK


Simon Edwards - Aberystwyth

If you would like to be involved in one of the focus groups, please email Sally, AUE Administrator at It is hoped that members will participate in this way - there should be no geographical boundaries to taking part.

It’s also likely that technology such as Skype/TEAMS/Zoom will be used, to allow members to communicate face to face and reduce, if not eliminate, the need to have actual meetings, although these may be required from time to time.

You may already have seen activity on JISCMail to muster recruits to the Groups, so please look out for these and, if you are interested, then please put your name forward.

More info on current vacancies can be found here