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GDP: Scottish Governance Symposium 2021

County / Region
Position on the Pathway
Governor's Pathway
Fellowship Category
Event Type
Virtual Symposia
Start Date
End Date
1/2 day
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
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After the success of our inaugural Scottish Governance Symposium we will be running a second event in May 2021 to provide a state-of-the-nation view on governance in HE, with a particular take on the emerging impact of the legislation on governance in Scottish HE institutions, considering progress on outcome agreements and a wider analysis of the funding landscape. We will hear from leaders in the sector, as well as court members, with a chance to network and share practice.


9.30am - Welcome and introductions - Aaron Porter, Associate Director Governance, Advance HE & Chair, BPP University & Governor, Goldsmiths University of London

9.50am - Policy landscape - Alastair Sim, Director, Universities Scotland

10.30am - Break

10.45am - Leading the board during virtual governance - Janet le Grand QC Hon, Senior Lay Member, University of Edinburgh

11.00am - Reflecting on 1 year of virtual governance (breakout rooms)

11.20am - Feedback from breakout discussions

11.30am - Break

11.45am - Tackling racism on campus project - Khadija Mohammed, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland (Chair) 

12.15pm - Where next for international provision in Scotland? - Rachel Sandison, Vice Principal External Relations, Glasgow University 

12.45pm - Break

1.00pm - Understanding the financial health of Scottish HE - Carol Prokopyszyn, Director of Finance, University of Dundee

1.30pm - Close

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

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