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National Student Governor Hub


Welcome to the National Student Governor Hub! This is the online home of our Student Governor E-course, our Student Governor resource bank, live workshops and more. Watch the short video below to introduce you to the purpose of this online hub.

Upcoming Training – Book Now:

Education Training Foundation Student Governor Training

These free to access sessions build on the ETF Student Governor Inductions, and are designed to explore the role of the Student Governor in a little more detail and provide an opportunity to develop key skills and share experiences. There is an in-person session being hosted in London, alongside four other sessions being hosted online. These sessions will be delivered by Tony Shrubsall and Hayden Taylor. Session dates for 23/24 include:

  • 6th December 2023, 10:30am – 2:00pm, In Person

  • 13th December 2023, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Online

  • 24th January 2024, 10:00am – 12:00 noon, Online

  • 20th February 2024, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Online

  • 7th March 2024, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Online

Festival of Student Governance 2023

Reserve your place now for the dynamic Festival of Student Governance 2023, held at the Association of Colleges National Conference in Birmingham! Unloc in partnership with the Association of Colleges organise this unique opportunity each year to bring together student governors from across the UK to connect with each other, learn and develop skills, hear from inspiring speakers and engage with FE policy.

WATCH: Highlights from the Festival of Student Governance 2022

NEW: Resources For Recruiting & Supporting Student Governors

Being A Student Governor’ Information Booklet

Short introductory guide to student governance suitable for student governors themselves, governance professionals and the whole board.

Become A Student Governor Recruitment Video

A short 2-minute video to raise the profile of student governors and support governance professionals with their efforts to recruit new student governors.

Student Governor Induction E-Course

The student governor induction e-course is an interactive experience designed to help you get to grips with your new role. The e-course includes short videos, quizzes and other interactive activities designed by current and past student governors. The e-course has 6 lessons, each taking approximately an hour to complete, covering a range of topics including Leadership Skills, Leading in Your Community, Nolan Principles and Governors meetings.

Resource Bank

Our resource bank is a constantly evolving hub of helpful resources for Student Governors, Clerks and Principals. These are freely available for you to use and we hope you will find them useful.

Festival Of Student Governance 2021 (In Person)

Watch Recap Video

Festival Of Student Governance 2021 (In Person)

Festival Of Student Governance 2020 (Online)

Watch Recorded Sessions

Festival Of Student Governance 2020 (Online)

Access Occumi For Free

Josh Clarke is a young leader that spoke to Student Governors at our ‘Developing your governance skills further’ event on 1st February 2021. Josh kindly offered all Student Governors free access to his online skills-profiling tool called Occumi, in return for your honest feedback!

Occumi is a platform that can help you to identify, understand, and articulate the transferable skills that you have developed from their educational qualifications and work experience.

Sign up using the link above, but when signing up – enter your name with the prefix “@Student.Governor” in the Institution email address. (for example: [email protected]).

Once you have used Occumi, please complete the very short survey on the below link:

Get In Touch 

If your college is not yet signed up to the National Student Governor Training Programme or you have a question or query about the hub