"I felt the event was incredibly well organised, with great, experienced and engaging speakers. As a second year governor I wasn't sure how beneficial this would be to me but I will definitely be taking the new tips and tricks I learnt during this day, back to the governor meetings."
Eleanor Lewis, Chester Students Union President, University of Chester
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).
Day one will take place on 9 September 2020 and 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 take place on 27 January 2021 and 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.
The event will build on the day one event in September and provide participants with a space to reflect and share their experience as well as look forward to how they can maximise their impact in the second half of the year.
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.
By the end of the event, student governors will explore:
- reflections on the year to date;
- action plans on how to develop skills further;
- network mapping (consider which relationships have been developed so far & which can be developed further);
- consider transition and handover;
- Iimplications of the changing policy landscape.
The event will feature a number of nationally-known keynote speakers, interactive exercises and an opportunity for participants to network with student governors from other institutions across the UK, and to subsequently use these contacts to share matters of concern and seek guidance. This conference complements the acclaimed NUS summer training programme.