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National Collaboration

SUPC works closely with both regional and national bodies to ensure members have access to the most diverse range of agreements for products and services possible.   We also collaborate with sector bodies to ensure that SUPC members’ needs are represented at the national level.  Click on the tabs below to learn more about our national collaborative work.

Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA)  
Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA)  

AHUA is the representative body for senior University managers (typically Registrars, Chief Operating Officers, Heads of Administration) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

 
 
Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE)  
Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE)  

AUDE promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities.

 
 
British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)  
British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)  

BUFDG represents the concerns and interests of higher education finance staff in the UK.  They operate a special group – the Procurement Professionals Group (PPG) – that focuses on areas of interest to procurement professionals.  BUFDG is a source of information and advice on finance and procurement, and members can pose questions or share experience through the BUFDG Forum.

 
 
Higher Education Procurement Association (HEPA)  
Higher Education Procurement Association (HEPA)  

HEPA is dedicated to supporting procurement teams and their related communities throughout higher education.  It will provide a comprehensive range of tools, resources, training and events to enable the development and demonstration of value for money, efficiency and effectiveness for individuals, the function, and the wider sector.

 
 
Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL)  
Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL)  

SCONUL represents all university libraries in the UK and Ireland, as well as national libraries and many of the UK’s colleges of higher education.

 
 
Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA)  
Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA)  

UCISA represents the whole of higher education, and increasingly further education, in the provision and development of academic, management and administrative information systems, providing a network of contacts and a powerful lobbying voice.

 
 

UUK is a membership-based organisation that provides leadership and support to its members who represent universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  UUK does this through lobbying and developing policy, advocating and campaigning on behalf of UK universities, coordinating sector-wide engagement on major issues and maintaining strong and proactive relationships with government, the private sector and sector agencies.
For more information, please visit the UUK website.