Friday 26-02-2016 - 12:40
Student Governors have a crucial role to play in getting learners' voices heard in the Area Review process. Register now for the National Student Forum.
On Monday 14th March, NUS, in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation are holding a National Student Governor Forum in Manchester to prepare leaders for the challenges of Area Reviews.
With additional support from the Association of Colleges, the day will feature a range of workshops, guest speakers and interactive networking and plenary sessions. The aim is to equip student leaders and governors with the skills and knowledge to make sure their voice is heard as their colleges make key decisions about their future.
“The role of student governors is vital”
“FE in England is changing massively over the next few months as the Government’s Area Reviews start to unfold,” says Shakira Martin, NUS Vice President.
“It is likely that FE and Sixth Form Colleges will work even more closely in local areas, with mergers, federations and partnerships being formed across the country.”
“As these new governance structures are debated and take shape, the role of student governors becomes vital to make sure that the voice of learners helps shape the “fewer, larger colleges” established over the next few years.”
The cost for delegates is £35 plus VAT, though it’s free to student governors signed up to the Student Governor Support Programme. Thanks to sponsorship from ETF, we are able to offer a travel bursary to colleges to enable as many governor, leaders and learner voice practitioners to attend as possible.
“I really want to make sure as many student leaders and governors can attend this vital event on the future of FE, which is why I’m delighted we are able to offer this travel bursary through the ETF. Please do all you can to get up to Manchester on the 14th and show that student voice can be heard loud and clear” added Shakira.
For full details of the event and to register, please click HERE.