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GDP: Student Governor 1

Venue
Virtual
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Governor's Pathway
Fellowship Category
N/A
Event Type
Virtual Networking Event
Focus
Governance
Start Date
End Date
Duration
Day one of two stand-alone days
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From
£175, £300 for both events

Advance HE members - save £50 when you book both Student Governor events

Attend both events for a discounted price: Advance HE members: £300 (£50 saving); Non-members £400. Use the discounted booking link below to book. In order to make your booking you will be redirected to My Advance HE, our customer portal. If it is your first visit to My Advance HE you will need to go through the sign up process to activate your account. You can use My Advance HE to book on behalf of yourself or for other colleagues.
Book onto both events

Programme

9.30am - Welcome – Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE

10am - Overview of contemporary issues in the HE policy landscape - Debbie McVitty, Editor, Wonkhe             

10.45am - Break        

10.55am - Understanding governance in HE - Wendy Appleby, Registrar and Head of Student & Registry Services at University College London

11.05am - The origins of HE governance - Mike Ratcliffe, Academic Registrar, Nottingham Trent University

11.25am - Question and answer session      

11.45am - Break        

12pm - Understanding HE finance and your HEIs finances - Gavan Conlon, Partner at London Economics.

12.45pm – Lunch break

1.15pm - Rubber stamp or lethal weapon: Can Student Governors lead institutional change in a time of Covid-19? Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor, Wonkhe

1.55pm - In-tray exercise - governing body simulation

3.30pm - Present back your killer questions 

3.45pm - Close

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For new and returning Student Governors

The Student Governor programme is split into two separate events. They can be booked separately and are stand alone, but we strongly recommend that participants are booked on both sessions (you will receive a discount by booking on both). 

Programme Structure

Day one will equip incoming Student Governors with the skills to thrive in their new role as well as providing an update and networking space for returning Student Governors. 

Day two will allow new and returning student governors to reflect on their year to date, provide further skills development and network mapping as well as preparing them for their end of year handover.

Day one empowers Student Governors to make a major contribution to governing bodies. Placed at the beginning of the academic year, the programme prepares newly-appointed Student Governors for their first term as a member of the governing body. 

For returning Student Governors there is a dedicated strand of activity and content with a chance to reflect on the experiences of the previous year with expert facilitation and advice to maximise your contribution in your second year.

This will be a highly participative event, with case studies and discussion groups and will provide many opportunities for delegates to debate and discuss. The programme will feature a number of nationally-known keynote speakers, interactive exercises and an opportunity for participants to network with other student governors from other institutions across the UK, and to subsequently use these contacts to share matters of concern and seek guidance. 

By the end of the event, student governors will explore:

  • expectations of the student governor;
  • the structure of a governing body;
  • the collective responsibility of governing bodies;
  • managing conflicts of interest;
  • how to be an effective student governor.

This event complements the acclaimed NUS summer training programme.

Governors Pathway