For new and Student Governors of Scottish HE institutions and FE colleges offering HE programmes in Scotland.
Learning about the distinctive features of the role of court members in Scottish HE can be daunting for those stepping into the role, even for those with extensive experience in other areas. This event offers an opportunity for those new to the position to examine these facets, exchange good practice and network with peers from other institutions. The event also represents the the first steps for new governors, whether they are stepping into governance for the first time or have been a Governor in another sector and need to know more about the specifics of governance for HE in Scotland.
New Governors of Scottish HEIs
10.00 Welcome and introductions, Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
10.15 Understanding the policy environment (David Lott, Universities Scotland)
11.00 Understanding how governance works inside universities and your responsibilities (Jan Hulme, University Secretary, Glasgow Caledonian University)
12.00 Engaging with the student experience (Andrew Wilson, former President, Edinburgh University students' association)
12.30 HE finance
13.30 Breakout discussions
- How have you found your experience so far?
- Describe your induction so far?
- What has been most surprising?
- Reflections on any meetings attended to date
14.00 Feedback from breakout discussions
14.20 Wrap up and conclusions