This will provide new governors in higher education institutions with the necessary background, briefing and understanding to enable them to perform their duties and act as an effective member of the governing body.
The event will introduce attendees to the higher education policy environment and the consequences of recent and ongoing policy developments and debate for the role and responsibilities of a governor, and how institutions face current and future challenges.
Attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of governance approaches and policies across higher education institutions. They will have the opportunity to learn from the valuable experience and expertise of current governors in various areas, including the student experience and the intricate relationships between university management and governance. This knowledge will enable you to effectively hit the ground running and make a meaningful impact as governors.
This is a standalone 1 day event, which takes place twice during the academic year.
Who is this event for?
This event is designed to support and prepare those new to higher education governance for their roles and duties, and to inform individuals who might be considering embarking on a governance role within their institution.
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09:30am Welcome and Introductions - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
09:50am What New Governors Need to Know About the Higher Education Policy Environment - Debbie McVitty, Editor, Wonkhe
10:30am Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of a Higher Education Governor - Andrew Boggs, University Secretary, Royal Holloway University of London
11:20am Students' Experience - Tom Lowe, Senior Lecturer (Higher Education), University of Portsmouth
11:50am Governance in HE - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
12:05pm Panel of Governors - Professor Ella Ritchie, Emerita Professor of Politics, Newcastle University & Andrea Miller, Governor, University of West London
12:30pm Wrap Up and Close
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:
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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