Learning about the distinctive features of the role of court members in Scottish HE can be daunting for those stepping into the role, even for those with extensive experience in other areas.
This virtual event offers an opportunity for those new to the position to examine these facets, exchange good practice, and network with peers from other institutions.
The event also represents the first steps for new governors, whether they are stepping into governance for the first time or have been a governor in another sector and need to know more about the specifics of governance for HE in Scotland.
9.30am - Welcome and allocation to breakout groups - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
9.50am - Policy landscape, Matthew Francis, Public Affairs Manager, University of Stirling
10.25am - The student perspective on governance, Andrew Wilson, Former President & current student, University of Edinburgh
10.55am - Break
11.15am - Breakout discussions
11:45am - Understanding the role of being a governor, Veronica Strachan, University Secretary and Vice Principal Corporate Services, Robert Gordon University
12.15pm - Understanding HE finances, Malcolm Cutt, Director of Finance and Corporate Strategic Development, Queen Margaret University
12.50pm - Final remarks, Aaron Porter
1.00pm - Summary and close