National Student Governor Hub

BOOK NOW: CLICK HERE to book your place at the Festival of Student Governance 2021.


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.

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. 

Live Workshops


  • Wednesday 15th December 2021 @ 4-5.30pm: Online Session – Being A Young Leader: Challenges and Opportunities. READ MORE.BOOK NOW.
  • Tuesday 15th February 2022 @ 4-6pm: Practical Online Workshop – Effective governance – an inclusive approach. READ MORE.BOOK NOW.
  • Tuesday 26th April 2022 @ 4-6pm: Online Workshop – Topic TBC. BOOK NOW.
  • Tuesday 7th June 2022 @ 4-6pm: Online Workshop – Topic TBC. BOOK NOW.
  • July 2022: Celebration event and alumni launch.


Attend a free initial Student Governor induction event funded by The Education and Training Foundation which will arm you with all the support and guidance you need to have a positive impact in your college. Join one of our 6 digital programme workshops, each lasting 90 minutes. BOOK NOW.


  • Tuesday 1st December 2020 @ 10am: Student Governors: Making an impact. READ AGENDA
  • Monday 1st February 2021 @ 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Developing Your Leadership and Governance Skills Further. READ AGENDA
  • Monday 8th + Tuesday 9th February 2021: The AoC Annual Conference. READ AGENDA
  • Monday March 29th 2021 @ 10am or 5pm: Climate Change – how are our colleges meeting the challenge? (including an update on the Climate Change Roadmap). READ AGENDA
  • Tuesday 1st June 2021 @ 4pm: Your future leadership agenda – Delivering leadership that inspires and gets the best out of the people you are privileged to lead. READ AGENDA
  • 15th-16th November 2021: Festival of Student Governance 2021 at the ICC Birmingham. DISCOVER WHAT HAPPENED.
  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 @ 5-6pm: Where are you now? Your next steps in leadership with guest speaker Anna Harris (Alumni AND current Student Governors invited).

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 - Watch Recorded Sessions

Our Festival of Student Governance on 3rd November 2020 brought together 60 representatives from colleges across the country. We know that some student governors couldn’t make it though; so we’ve arranged for recordings from the event to be edited into bite-size chunks for you to be able to watch back.

Alumni Catch-Up Events

Every 6 months, we host a catch-up session for all previous participants of the Student Governor Programme (alumni).  These events help us to continue to develop our student governor community and are part of our continued investment in the leadership potential of this group. 

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021, 5-6pm: Where are you now? Your next steps in leadership with guest speaker Anna Harris. 
  • Tuesday 15th February 2022 @ 4-6pm: Practical Online Workshop – Effective governance – an inclusive approach. READ MORE. BOOK NOW.

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: JaneDoe@Student.Governor).

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, please get in touch by clicking here.