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 one-day event, which forms part of our Governor Development Programme (GDP), will explore the crucial role of Staff Governors and how they can maximise their contributions to the governing body while managing the competing demands of their position. Stay updated on the latest developments in higher education policy and gain insights into the challenges and pressures faced by universities in today's landscape.
During this event, new and prospective Staff Governors will receive a comprehensive introduction to the responsibilities and requirements of their role.
Learn from experienced Staff Governors as they share their valuable expertise and engage in meaningful discussions. Explore topics such as building effective relationships with other governing body members, navigating the process of raising difficult issues, and striking the right balance between supporting and challenging the executive.
This standalone one-day event is an opportunity to enhance your understanding of the Staff Governor role and discover strategies for success.
Who is this event for?
This event will provide valuable insights for both new and continuing Staff Governors. It is also an excellent opportunity for those who are considering stepping in to the role.
10:00am Welcome & Introductions - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
10:20am Policy Landscape - Dr Kate Wicklow, Policy Director, GuildHE
11:00am Understanding HE Governance - Chris Ince, University Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, University of Hull
12:00pm Composition of Governance Boards - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
12:15pm Panel of Staff Governors - Professor Shane Martin, Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education, University of Essex & David Gilani, Head of Student Engagement and Advocacy, Middlesex University & Sara Murcott, Student Services Manager, Nottingham Trent University
13:00pm Breakout Discussions
Speakers and presenter for the event are being approached and will include experienced and newly appointed Staff Governors, along with professionals and experts in higher education policy and governance.
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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