Skip to main content

GDP New Governors of Scottish HEIs (Online)  

County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Governor's Pathway
Fellowship Category
Event Type
Virtual Networking Event
Start Date
End Date
4.5 hours
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From


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 Governor

Student voices help shape governance at the University of Edinburgh

Ahead of the event Andrew Wilson shares perspectives from his time as a Student Member on the University of Edinburgh's governing body.

Read Andrew's blog
Andrew Wilson

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, Deputy Director (Policy), Universities Scotland
11.00   Understanding how governance works inside universities and your responsibilities, Jan Hulme, University Secretary, Glasgow Caledonian University
11.45   Break
12.00   Engaging with the student experience, Andrew Wilson, former President, Edinburgh University Students' Association
12.30   Understanding HE finance, Carol Prokopyszyn, Director of Finance, University of Dundee

13.00   Lunch     
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

14.30 Close


If you would like to find out more about our other governance events, please visit our Governance Development Programme page.

Find out more