What factors influence whether governance is effective? Higher education (HE) governance is not only about the work of the governing body; the governing body is also part of a system of governance, which contains several different components. For governance to be effective, all these elements need to be aligned and operating well. Similarly, to discharge their responsibilities, governors need to understand the provider’s system of governance and where they sit within the system.
This briefing note is part of a series of downloadable summaries that have been designed to support you in addressing different aspects of governance or to be disseminated as a helpful resource to colleagues who are new to particular areas of governance. Each draws on the latest thinking and legalisation, providing a helpful guide to re-familiarise yourself with specific issues as they arise. Each briefing note offers up-to-date information, further reading, links and questions to consider on a range of governance issues.