Caught in the Middle

The development membership for middle managers in Higher Education.

Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed and undervalued in your job?

Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and are just about managing to keep your head above water? Or neglected, undervalued and frustrated that you are not getting the right support? Maybe you feel ineffective and like you're walking through treacle and just firefighting all the time? Or you feel isolated in the politics between your team and senior leadership, while your work piles up?
Or, you’d love to find more time, to make a difference, rather than just being caught in the middle?

If this sounds familiar to you, then our Caught in the Middle Community is made for you.

Caught in the Middle Development Path shown as a roadmap with 6 modules: You, Your Team, Up & Out, Change, Improvement, Thrive

Tell me if any of this resonates with you...


You feel stuck in the politics between your team and your manager

while your work piles up.


The phrase ‘Improving Systems’ makes you want to

stick your fingers in your ears and go ‘la la la’....


You’d love to find more time, to make a difference

rather than just constantly being caught in the middle.


You want to feel more supported in your role

rather than feeling isolated and disconnected from your peers.

If you said “yes” to any of the above, then you’re in the right place!

Working together for your better life!

Caught in the Middle supports and connects you with like-minded colleagues across the HE sector.

Middle managers play a crucial role in any organisation, but especially in Higher Education.

You are the backbone of the institution, responsible for translating the vision and goals of the VC and senior leadership into actionable strategies and plans. However, despite your importance, middle managers are often the most dissatisfied employees in an institution.

Caught in the Middle is here to change that!

Aya Ferguson, founder of Caught in the Middle

Office: London, UK

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