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New Governors of Scottish HEIs

For new governors and student governors of Scottish HE institutions and FE colleges offering HE programmes in Scotland.
10% Early Booking Discount on selected programmes and events when you book before 30 September 2022

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.

Booking Information

Date: 19 October 2022 - Virtual

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9.30am - Welcome and allocation to breakout groups - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE

9.50am - Policy landscape 

10.30am - Understanding how HE governance works 

11.15am - Break

11.30am - Student perspective on governance

12pm - Governance and finance

12.30pm - Breakout discussions:
- How have you found your experience so far?        
- Describe your induction so far?        
- What has been most surprising?        
- Reflections on any previous meetings

1pm - Feedback

1.15pm - Summary and close

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