Online learning helping University governors

Posted on 10 November 2016

Bespoke course provided by York enables them to meet the challenges of governing in HE

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In partnership with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the department is welcoming a number of university governors from across the UK to its five-week online course on ‘Rethinking Governance’.
The course has been specially designed for those in governing bodies, and others who work in governance roles. It provides participants with an opportunity to refresh and consolidate their understanding of the current context in higher education, and of the challenges that this is throwing up for governance.

The course leader, Ellen Roberts, noted that “As well as providing a wide range of resources and structured content on this topic, it also provides an opportunity to share views and experience – something that is of particular value at a time when multiple pressures on higher education are intensifying.

An earlier delegate on this course, Francis Small who is a governor at Kingston University, noted:"A fellow delegate commented as follows: “A really good course - I haven't undertaken a concentrated course of study for 25 years and was a bit nervous about embarking upon this. However, I found it really interesting and it has actually made me consider taking further distance learning courses (which I had never really thought about before!)”

We look forward very much to working with those who are joining the course this month.

The course will be offered again in Spring 2017, and details can be found here.

Notes to editors:

Online learning programmes https://www.york.ac.uk/spsw/postgraduate/onlinestudy/

Meet the team: https://www.york.ac.uk/spsw/postgraduate/onlinestudy/ourstaff/

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education: http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/