This briefing note begins by considering what governance is. It introduces the different constitutional forms of higher education providers, before considering the boundary between governance and management. It flags the risk of agency, before noting that there has been a tendency for the demands placed on governing bodies and governors to increase.
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.