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.
10am - Introduction - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance) , Advance HE
10.15am - Policy landscape - Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer, London Higher
11am - Students' experience - Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, Associate Professor of Education, Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship (CHERS), Imperial College London
11.45am - Break
12pm - Governance in HE (size of GBs, survey results) - Aaron Porter
12.30pm - Topical session - Understanding HE regulation - Victoria Holbrook, Assistant Director, Governance, Advance HE
1pm - Break
1.15pm - Panel of governors - Alex Bols, Deputy Chief Executive, GuildHE; Alison Allden, OBE, Associate, Advance HE; Victoria Holbrook
2pm - Event summary and close
"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