Evolving higher education governance brochure
Our new Evolving higher education governance 2023-24 brochure details our support for boards, governance professionals and individual governors. Find out more about our consultancy and enhancement services, the dates for our Governor Development Programme 2023-24 and upcoming exclusive content and projects for Advance HE members.
This comprehensive virtual event is designed specifically for those new to the unique role of court members in Scottish Higher Education. This event provides an exceptional opportunity to delve into the intricacies of higher education governance in Scotland, exchange best practices, and connect with peers from various institutions.
During this event, attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest developments and ongoing challenges in higher education policy and governance. Seasoned governors will have the chance to refresh their skills, engage in discussions about challenges and opportunities, and network with fellow professionals.
This event serves as the ideal starting point for new governors, whether they are entering the realm of governance for the first time or transitioning from a governor role in another sector. Discover the specific nuances of governance for Higher Education in Scotland and lay a solid foundation for your journey.
This is a standalone one-day event that promises to equip you with the knowledge and connections necessary to excel in the court member role.
Who is the event for?
This event is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of those in Scottish HE governance, inform and support those entering governance roles and enable a transition to the Scottish sector for governance professionals in other nations.
09:30am Welcome and Introductions - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
09:50am Policy Landscape - Matthew Francis, Public Affairs Manager, University of Sterling
10:25am Understanding the Role of Being a Governor - Veronica Strachan, University Secretary and Vice Principal Corporate Services, Robert Gordon University
11:15am Breakout Discussions
11:45am The Student Perspective on Governance - Ellie Gomersall, President, NUS Scotland
12:15pm Understanding HE Finances - Richard Maconachie, Director of Finance, Scottish Funding Council
12:50pm Wrap up and Final Remarks
Speakers and presenter for the event are being approached and will include experience governors in Scottish HEIs, student representatives, higher education leaders and university governance and finance professionals.
This event will be delivered virtually through Zoom, with joining instructions sent out by the governance team two weeks before the day of the event.
Along with the joining instructions and links delegates will receive a copy of the programme, with finalised timings, topics, and speakers.
The event will be delivered as as a series of presentations, discussions and panels, with time after each for questions and comments.
For any enquiries regarding the event please contact the Programmes and Events Team at:
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