News and Events

Records Management and Information Governance Group news, events, training and activities can be found here.

Please review the ARA Events pages for information on general ARA activities.




  • Thursday 15 November 2018
    'GDPR - 6 months on' panel discussion via audioconference took place. Click here for a list of the questions raised and a summary of the responses.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 23 May 2019
    O365 panel discussion via audioconference. Places are limited so please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to listen in. Current list of questions submitted in advance include:

    1. Is Office 365 compatible with Records Management?

    2. Does information architecture (e.g. retention schedules, file plan, metadata) need to be prepared upfront or is it possible to prepare this cumulatively as the rollout progresses?

    3. What roles are needed to support records management in Office 365, both technical and professional roles?

    4. Are there any apps you would recommend to deploy as self-service (if any). If users are allowed to use apps such as Teams and Planner that create an underlying SharePoint site, what is the best way to manage this content (a blanket retention policy on all content, with exceptions covered by labels?)

    5. After implementation, how do you ensure people are aware of and use the system? Do you measure compliance in a particular way?

    6. Have you found that project work to implement Office 365 was a useful way to promote/advertise RM in your organisation, or did the time and resources actually distract you from getting RM messages to your stakeholders?

    7. In one word, what is the key lesson you’ve learnt from implementing Office 365?

  • Friday 28 June
    Our annual Training Day and AGM. To be held at the Pension Protection Fund in Croydon. The theme this year is 'Management and Leadership'. Further details to be announced nearer the time.

  • Friday 30 August
    Panel discussion at the ARA Conference on the role of records managers in different workplaces.