In today’s turbulent environment all providers need high performing boards that are equipped to determine the strategic course of the organisation. The effectiveness of a board depends on strong foundations; exhibiting the right behaviours; high-quality information, sound processes and skilled governance professionals.
Good governance is critical to delivering impactful HE and confidence and trust for stakeholders. Yet we know that understanding what is effective in your context is needed more than ever to navigate uncertainty and be fit for the future. We build on our unparalleled track record of supporting and developing governors, governance professionals, institutions and systems of governance across the world to support boards to lead successful institutions.
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If you want to find out more about how Advance HE can support Boards and governors, complete the form by clicking below and we will send you our Evolving higher education governance brochure.
We embarked on the review because we wanted to refine our governance in the context of a very different environment for higher education. Advance HE’s comprehensive understanding of the sector, the challenges facing governing bodies and best practice in the sector, meant that their work was extremely productive and their report insightful.”
University Registrar and Secretary
How we support governance
- Governor Development Programme
- Governance Effectiveness Reviews and Benchmarking
- Academic Governance Reviews
- Supporting equality, diversity and inclusion
- Achieving Degree Awarding Powers
- Resources, publications, news alerts and guidance
- Board Development Sessions
- Students' Unions Governance Effectiveness
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Resources and guidance
Advance HE has curated a number of resources and guidance document to support Boards and governors in tackling the challenges and opportunities they face. You can access these in the following areas:
What is good governance?
In today’s turbulent environment all HE providers need high performing boards that are equipped to determine the strategic course of the organisation, safeguard its sustainability and assure standards.
Academic Governance in Higher Education
Providing assurance about academic governance – the oversight of teaching, learning and research - is a core function of the governing body.
The role of Governance in Equality in Higher Education
Governance should influence - and drive progress in – equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for students and staff, and wider society.
Board Recruitment and Diversity in Higher Education
Diverse and inclusive boards support institutional success, with the confidence to assure equality, diversity and inclusion matters.
Supporting Governor, Chair and Clerk Development in Higher Education
Effective governance can only happen when those involved in it – governors and staff – understand their roles and responsibilities and are supported to fulfil them.
Audit, Finance and Risk in Higher Education
Providing assurance for the sustainability of the institution – including financial health and risk management – is a core function of the governing body and its committees.
Services to support Boards and governors
Our portfolio of support aims to drive forward and evolve higher education governance. Our governance experts, from a wide range of backgrounds, stand ready to help and look forward to working with you.
Advance HE Governance Team
To help us form and deliver our support our governance experts and associates are vital. Below you will find the profiles of the Advance HE staff who work on our governance portfolio. A full list including our associates can be found here.