Resources: Initial Induction

Leadership Foundation Governance Website
Offering information and best practice on governance issues
http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/governance
Getting to Grips with Being a New Governor
This publication looks at the fundamental issues of being a governor in an HEI
http://www.lfhe.ac.uk/filemanager/root/site_assets/research_resources/g2g/getting_to_grips_new_governor.pdf
The UK Corporate Governance Code (formerly the Combined Code)
Sets out standards of good practice in relation to board leadership and effectiveness, remuneration, accountability and relations with shareholders.
https://www.frc.org.uk/Our-Work/Codes-Standards/Corporate-governance/UK-Corporate-Governance-Code.aspx
The Scottish Code for good HE governance
Offers information on the new higher education governance code for Scottish institutions.
http://www.scottishuniversitygovernance.ac.uk/
Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK: Incorporates the Governance Code of Practice and General Principles
This guide is aimed at governors of higher education institutions in the UK. It shares current good practice and encourages its appropriate adoption across the higher education sector. A voluntary code of practice is proposed to which, it is hoped, all institutions will either follow or be able to explain where their practices differ.
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2009/200914/
Committee of University Chairs (CUC)
A range of publications, guides, handbooks, policy documents and research reports available to download.
http://www.universitychairs.ac.uk/publications/
University and College Union (UCU)
Offers guidance for university staff about governance and other higher education matters.
http://www.ucu.org.uk/RHEG
Code of good governance
This publication looks at best practice in trusteeship for the volunteering and charity sectors.
http://www.ncvo.org.uk/component/redshop/1-publications/P40-code-of-good-governance
Funding councils’ governance page
Governance regulation/assurance guidance from Hefce: Resource bank
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/reg/assurance/guidance/governance/
Leadership, governance and management – HEFCW website
This website looks at how Hefcw need to be confident that the institutions they fund are being run as efficiently and effectively as possible to safeguard the public funds they provide and to be assured they are in the best position to secure their long-term sustainability.
http://www.hefcw.ac.uk/working_with_he_providers/leadership_and_governance_management/leadership_governance_management.aspx
Governance and sustainability
Guidance on governance, management and sustainability, including the financial memorandum and financial sustainability.
http://www.sfc.ac.uk/guidance/GovernanceGuidance/Governanceguidance.aspx
Department for Employment and Learning (Northern Ireland)
This website offers guidance and information on all aspects on further and higher education for Northern Ireland.
http://www.delni.gov.uk/index/further-and-higher-education/higher-education.htm

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