Maddalaine Ansell joined the higher education sector as the CEO of University Alliance this January. On an unseasonably hot day in April, Emily Lupton sat down in her Whitehall office to discuss her career.
Surprisingly, ‘Managing Your Career in Higher Education Administration’ is possibly the first book in the UK covering careers in university administration. And as these careers evolve and grow in a changing sector, it’s unlikely to be the last. Paul Greatrix reviews the book and reflects on the state of the profession, how it is thought about in the sector and the pitfalls of searching for status rather than focusing on delivery and innovation.