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GDP: Governance in Scotland

The GDP Scotland event provides a state-of-the-nation view on governance in HE.

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The GDP Scotland event provides attendees, with an update on the developing impacts and requirements of the latest legislation and regulation on Scottish HE institutions and covers the consequences for governance approaches, policies and professionals.

Sessions and speakers will consider how governance professionals can fulfil their duties and support effective governance and oversight across university funding and financing, academic quality as well as student access and experience. 

This is a standalone one day event. 



Who is this event for?

This event is designed to inform and support new and experienced governance staff, Members of Court, Independent Governors, Chairs and University leaders. 


Discover GDP: Governance in Scotland

22 May 2024
Location: Virtual


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The agenda for this conference is still being drafted and will be released in good time before the event.

While the sessions for this event are not yet confirmed the day is likely to run from 09:30 to 13:00.




Speakers and presenter for the event are being approached and will include university and Students’ Union leaders, along with governance professionals and policy experts.

We aim to confirm and publish the details of speakers as soon as possible and will continuously update this page in the run up to the event.




This event will be delivered virtually through Zoom, with joining instructions sent out by the governance team two weeks before the day of the event.

Along with the joining instructions and links delegates will receive a copy of the programme, with finalised timings, topics, and speakers.

The event will be delivered as as a series of presentations, discussions and panels, with time after each for questions and comments.

For any enquiries regarding the event please contact the Programmes and Events Team at: