Welcome to the Governance Development Programme (GDP).

Whether you’re new to college governance, or have years of experience on a Board, the GDP will have something to help you take your skills and knowledge to the next level. It gives you access to online learning, podcasts, webinars and self-directed reflective tasks as well as face to face sessions when circumstances allow. The GDP aims to build your knowledge and skills so you are empowered to bring even greater value to the organisations and students that you serve.

Why not get started by creating a learning plan for yourself? You'll answer a series of confidence-based questions that will recommend the topics you’ll find most useful. Or if you'd prefer to just get started, explore the sections below in any order you choose.

In order to access this programme, your institution needs to purchase the programme. This will then give you an access key to allow you full access to the full range of modules. Live webinars will also take place throughout the year at an additional but modest fee.

Please note, the pilot version of the programme has now closed and the access key from the pilot phase is no longer valid.

To purchase the programme licence, please click here.

Overview of the Governance Development Programme

Online resources to support your work as a Student Governor.

The resources can be worked through at your own pace.