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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.

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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The next Induction to Higher Education Governance for new Governors is taking place 11 May 2021. 

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We will hear from a wide variety of speakers, including Rachel Hewitt, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute on Policy landscape; Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, PhD, Associate Professor of Education in the Centre for Higher Education Research & Scholarship (CHERS), Imperial College London, on Students' experience; and Victoria Holbrook, Assistant Director (Governance), Advance HE on Governing well with HE regulation. The event concluded with a discussion panel that included Alex Bols, Deputy Chief Executive, GuildHE & Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, University College of Osteopathy, Alison Allden OBE, Member of the governing body, Northumbria and Regent's University London. 

I’m new to the sector so it was a great introduction to the differences and similarities to governance” Beverley Shears, Independent governor, De Montford University

Three key lessons for new governors

Ahead of our ‘Induction to Higher Education Governance for new Governors’, Rachel Hewitt, HEPI’s Director of Policy and Advocacy, shared three key lessons for new governors to help navigate the policy environment.

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Facilitator

Aaron Porter
Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE

Aaron Porter is the Associate Director (Governance) for Advance HE leading on engagement with governing bodies and governance across the UK, including leading reviews of board effectiveness. He has worked with over 75 universities both in the UK and overseas, as well as projects for national governments focused on higher education. His portfolio of roles includes Director of Insights for the Hotcourses Group and as an external adviser to Civitas Learning. He is a member of the governing council at Goldsmiths, University of London and is Chair of the Board of Governance at Nelson College, a specialist higher education college in East London. 

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