For new governors 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 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.
9.30am - Welcome and allocation to breakout groups - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
9.50am - Policy landscape - David Lott, Deputy Director (Policy), Universities Scotland
10.30am - Understanding how HE governance works - Donna McMillan, University Secretary, University of the West of Scotland
11.15am - Break
11.30am - Student perspective on governance - Matt Crilly, NUS Scotland
12pm - Governance and finance - Malcolm G Cutt, Director of Operations and Finance, Queen Margaret University
12.30pm - Breakout discussions:
- How have you found your experience so far?
- Describe your induction so far?
- What has been most surprising?
- Reflections on any previous meetings
1pm - Feedback
1.15pm - Summary and close