GDP Student Governor is a two part programme, the first session will take place on 7 September 2023 and the second on 24 January 2024.
Day 1 of the Student Governor programme is designed to equip newly-appointed Student Governors with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in their first term on the governing body.
During this immersive programme, participants will be introduced to the role and expectations of a Student Governor, acquire a comprehensive understanding of the structure and responsibilities of a governing body and learn valuable strategies to effectively manage conflicts of interest while making a meaningful impact.
For returning Student Governors, we offer a tailored strand of activities and content specifically crafted to enhance your second year. Take advantage of expert facilitation and invaluable advice as you reflect on your previous year's experiences and discover new ways to maximize your contribution.
Day 2 allows student governors to reflect on their year to date, provide further skills development and network mapping as well as preparing them for their end of year handover.
The event will build on the day one event in September and provide participants with a space to reflect and share their experience as well as look forward to how they can maximise their impact in the second half of the year.
For returning Student Governors there is a dedicated strand of activity and content with a chance to reflect on the experiences of the previous year with expert facilitation and advice to maximise your contribution in your second year.
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Who is this event for?
This program will benefit both novice and seasoned Student Governors, as well as individuals supporting and collaborating with them.
10:00am Welcome and Introductions - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
10:20am Policy Update - Livia Scott, SUs Community and Policy Officer, Wonkhe
11:10am How Governance Works in Higher Education - Alison Kennell, Deputy Secretary, Leeds Beckett University
12:20pm How the HE Sector Has Evolved - Mike Ratcliffe, Academic Registrar, City, University of London
12:50pm How HE Finance Works - Maike Halterbeck, Divisional Director, London Economics
14:00pm Rubber Stamp or Lethal Weapon: Can Student Governors Lead Institutional Change? - Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor, Wonkhe
15:00pm Fibchester in Tray Exercise
16:45pm Feedback in Plenary
17:00pm Close of Day
Speakers and presenters include regulators, university and students’ union leaders, along with governance professionals from both inside and outside the HE sector.
This event will be delivered in-person, 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 conference will be delivered as as a series of presentations, breakout discussions and panels, with time after each for questions and comments.
For any enquiries regarding the event please contact the Governance Team at:
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