Skip to main content
Aurora

Aurora

Aurora is Advance HE`s leadership development initiative for women and those who identify as a woman. It is run as a unique partnership bringing together leadership experts and higher education institutions to take positive action to address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in the sector.

Led by a team of four leadership experts, participants will explore four key areas associated with leadership success: Identity, Impact and Voice; Power and Politics; Core Leadership Skills; Adaptive Leadership Skills.

Over the past six years 5,895 women from over 175 institutions across the UK and Ireland have participated in Aurora.

Aurora seeks to support women and their institutions to fulfil their leadership potential through thought provoking activities, collaborative problem solving activities and motivating stories supported by inspirational women role models. Participation embeds strong networks of early career women across the sector to share best practice, insights and experiences. 

Aurora 2019-20

Aurora runs in a number of locations across the UK and Ireland and consists of six interlinked days.

To find a cohort search "Aurora" in our calendar.

Calendar

EARLY BIRD OFFER - BOOK BY 31 JULY 2019 FROM ONLY £1,000

Are you interested in joining Aurora? Request an information pack containing links to the Aurora brochure, case studies, videos and links to each of the cohorts for Aurora 2019-20. 

Request an information pack

Aurora has had a huge impact for Brunel. It has highlighted our commitment to gender equality and ensuring women have the opportunity to apply for more senior positons in the organisation and that we want them to stay, grow and develop with us. Aurora has helped our participants to maximise their talents and develop leadership skills and acumen. Several have succeeded in advancing their careers, either through promotion or by attaining new leadership roles."

Professor Lorraine De Souza, Aurora champion Pro-Vice Chancellor (equality, diversity and staff development), Brunel University London

How does Aurora work?

With cohorts running at a number of locations across the UK and Ireland, the Aurora programme is a mix of face to face development days held in large regional venues, action learning sets and self-directed online learning modules. Participants are guided by role models and supported by mentors from your institution.

Find out more about how Aurora works

Aurora case studies

Aurora and the Institution

Institutions are responsible for coordinating Aurora within their organisation, providing mentors for their participants and supporting participants to attend the development days and their action learning sets. In each institution, Aurora is led by an Aurora champion

Find out more

Aurora - the longitundinal study

Our five-year longitudinal study of Aurora participants tracks the careers and aspirations of women working in higher education.

Read more

Aurora Information Pack

If you would like more information on Aurora, complete the form below and we will send to you an information pack containing the Aurora brochure; links to interesting blogs and video; and dates and locations of upcoming cohorts.

Keep up-to-date with the latest from Advance HE
Let us do the hard work for you and keep you updated with services such as: the latest news, reports and research from around the sector, information on Advance HE services and awards that can support you in your role, and provide the services you have requested from us.

I agree to Advance HE contacting me via: