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Induction to Higher Education Governance for new Governors

This one-day event provides an opportunity for new Governors to come together to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the governing body.
10% Early Booking Discount on selected programmes and events when you book before 30 September 2022

This event provides an opportunity for new governors to come together to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the governing body.

Participants will consider:

  • the policy landscape
  • the student experience
  • the delineation between governance and management
  • higher education regulation
  • how best to hit the ground running as an effective governor. 

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GDP Induction to HE Governance for New Governors 1

13 October 2022

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GDP Induction to HE Governance for New Governors 2

3 May 2023

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9.30am - Introduction - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE

9.50am - The policy landscape in HE - Sam Roseveare, Director of Regional & National Policy, University of Warwick

10.30am - Understanding the student experience - Ben Hunt, Student Engagement Manager, Office for Students

11am - Break

11.15am - How governance really works - Lynda Brady, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University

11.45am - Tips for new governors - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE

12.05pm - Breakout discussions

12.35pm - Feedback from breakouts

12.45pm - Close

Governor Induction programme endorsement from Deborah Streatfield
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Aaron Porter

Associate Director (Governance)
Advance HE
Aaron leads on Advance HE governance activity through the delivery of our national Governor Development Programme which engages with around 900 governors across the UK on an annual basis. He has extensive experience leading reviews of over 25 governing boards. Aaron was previously President of the National Union of Students (NUS) and also chair of trustees for the organisation.

Lynda Brady

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Edge Hill University
Lynda Brady
Lynda joined Edge Hill University as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) & University Secretary in April 2014. Her portfolio includes responsibility for Academic Registry, the Academic Quality Development Unit, the Centre for Learning & Teaching, Directorate Office and Student Services.

Victoria Holbrook

Assistant Director, Governance
Advance HE
Victoria Holbrook
Victoria joined Advance HE in February 2019 from the Office for Students and after 11 years at its predecessor the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). As Assistant Director, Governance she leads the development and delivery of Advance HE’s approach and work to support good governance to ensure it meets the needs of its members and clients in their rapidly evolving operating environments.

Sam Roseveare

Director of Regional & National Policy
University of Warwick
Sam Roseveare
Sam Roseveare leads the University’s engagement with politicians and the civil service.
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Rachel Hewitt HEPI

Three key lessons for new governors

Rachel Hewitt, HEPI’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, advises new governors on how to navigate the policy environment
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"I'm new to the sector so it was a great introduction to the differences and similarities in governance"

Beverly Shears, Independent governor, De Montfort University