Academic Registrars' Council

Who we are

ARC is the national forum of senior managers responsible for the academic administration of student matters in publicly funded Universities and Colleges of Higher Education within the United Kingdom. All public UK universities, constituent colleges of the Universities of London and Wales and Colleges of Higher Education are entitled to a member on ARC.

What we do

The Academic Registrars Council (ARC) is committed to excellence in higher education administration. It does this through the following activities:

  • Promoting and sharing best practice in academic and student administration
  • Supporting members and their colleagues in performing their roles in institutions by providing a focus for networking and development
  • Influencing national debate and policy on matters related to academic and student administration
  • Stimulating debate on issues within and affecting academic and student administration
  • Engaging and working in partnership with Government Ministries, statutory and representative bodies and the funding councils
  • Representing the aims of members

How we lead

We harness the experience and knowledge of our membership to aid the development of local and national HE policy and practice. Our executive board is comprised of Academic Registrars across the sector who fuse personal experience with sector leadership to influence debate, challenge government and inform future policy. To aid them in this we have a host of practitioner groups comprising of other Academic Registrars and their colleagues that help develop best practice and advise the executive on its approach.

  • Who we are

    ARC is the national forum of senior managers responsible for the academic administration of student matters in publicly funded Universities and Colleges of Higher Education within the United Kingdom. All public UK universities, constituent colleges of the Universities of London and Wales and Colleges of Higher Education are entitled to a member on ARC.

  • What we do

    The Academic Registrars Council (ARC) is committed to excellence in higher education administration. It does this through the following activities:

    • Promoting and sharing best practice in academic and student administration
    • Supporting members and their colleagues in performing their roles in institutions by providing a focus for networking and development
    • Influencing national debate and policy on matters related to academic and student administration
    • Stimulating debate on issues within and affecting academic and student administration
    • Engaging and working in partnership with Government Ministries, statutory and representative bodies and the funding councils
    • Representing the aims of members
  • How we lead

    We harness the experience and knowledge of our membership to aid the development of local and national HE policy and practice. Our executive board is comprised of Academic Registrars across the sector who fuse personal experience with sector leadership to influence debate, challenge government and inform future policy. To aid them in this we have a host of practitioner groups comprising of other Academic Registrars and their colleagues that help develop best practice and advise the executive on its approach.

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    Practitioner Groups

    To assist the development of policy and practice in specialised areas of student administration ARC operates several Practitioner Groups.

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