Board diversity: developing a toolkit for professionals
Diverse boards are effective boards. Dr Matthew Andrews, University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Gloucestershire, seeks the views of governance professionals to help develop a new toolkit to support board diversification.
New chair, new opportunity: Our relationship with the Office for Students
The Office for Students has a new chair. It could be time for a relationship reboot. Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, considers the challenges that Lord Wharton will face, and how we can forge a better partnership with the OfS moving forwards.
Getting the most out of governance effectiveness reviews
Dr Jacqui Brasted, Director of JB HE Consulting and independent governor at Bath Spa University, outlines the key considerations in a governance effectiveness review and how to get the most out of a review.
Facilitating successful change in a university environment
We cannot stand in the way of change. Our challenge is to manage that change as best we can, for the benefit of our students, our colleagues, our institutions. Kim Newton-Woof, AHUA coach and facilitator, offers guidance on facilitating successful change in a university environment.
Why have a new Higher Education Code of Governance?
John Rushforth, Executive Secretary, and Amanda Oliver, Policy Manager, of the Committee of University Chairs outline the importance of the new Higher Education Code of Governance .
What Does ‘Good’ Remote Governance Look Like?
Rachel Killian, Senior Consultant for Halpin, suggests three elements to consider when reflecting on the effectiveness of our move into remote governance.
Treasuring the Student Voice: Representation on University Governance Committees
In this post we hear from the University of Gloucestershire's Students' Union President and the University Secretary and Registrar on what it’s like to involve students in university governing bodies.
At Christmastime, We Should Reflect On The Impact We Can Have Together
Ross Renton, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Suicide Safer Project Group Chair at the University of Worcester shares an update on the importance of student mental health in the HE sector.
Challenges for Governance Models
Martin Conway, Senior Audit and Assurance Consultant at Uniac shares insights into university governance structures and the challenges faced across the sector.
OfS Requirements for Governor Oversight of Academic Standards and the Student Experience
Stephen Dudderidge, Registrar & Secretary at the University of Brighton, discusses the requirement for boards of governors to submit annual assurances to the Office for Students.