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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 to introduce you to the purpose of this online hub.

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Education Training Foundation Student Governor Inductions

AoC and Unloc are delivering 10 student governor inductions between October 2022 and March 2023.

The Student Governor Inductions 2022/23 project is delivered by AoC and Unloc, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation on behalf of the Department for Education.

The inductions aim to help students understand their role and the further education sector. The session dates are listed below:

  • Thu 13th Oct 10am-12noon

  • Wed 19th Oct 3-5pm

  • Tue 8th Nov 3-5pm

  • Mon 21st Nov 10am-12noon

  • Tue 6th Dec 10am-12noon

  • Wed 7th Dec 3-5pm

  • Wed 18th Jan 10am-12noon

  • Thu 26th Jan 3-5pm

  • Mon 6th Feb 10am-12noon

  • Tue 14th Feb 3-5pm

Education Training Foundation Student Governor Training

These free to access stand alone sessions are designed to explore the role of the Student Governor in a little more detail and provide an opportunity to develop some of the key skills and share experiences. These sessions will be delivered by myself and Hayden Taylor, Managing Director of Unloc. Students only need to attend one of the sessions listed below:

  • 9th December,   1-3.30pm, In person @ Unloc Changemaker Studio Maida Vale, London

  • 12th December, 4.30-6.30pm, Online

  • 16th January,     4.30-6.30pm, Online

  • 9th February,     1-3.30pm, Birmingham (Venue TBC)

  • 6th March,         4.30-6.30pm, Online

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