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Opportunity to be a Student Governor

Here at the University, we have a Board of Governors who play a key part in driving the University forward and strategically planning our future development.

The Board includes a Student Governor to bring a student viewpoint and perspective to the Board’s work and this position is currently open.

The appointment includes relevant training and expenses for travel and subsistence in relation to the duties undertaken as a member of the Board and will last for a term of two years where possible, although this will depend on individual circumstances.

You must be a current student and be able to commit to one or two meetings per month including preparation time for these meetings.

Interested?

Information and details on how to apply can be found at: Student Governor information and application pack

Deadline for applications

Applications must be received by close of play on Monday 11 March 2019.

Further information

If you wish to talk to someone before applying please contact Annette Bourke, Head of Governance Services. Contact details:
T: 023 9284 3104
E: annette.bourke@port.ac.uk
W: www.port.ac.uk/governors

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  1. This role is very invaluable and I think it would have been befitting if this role was paid for the candidates even if it was with the minimum wage. This would have been a huge factor for the nominees to apply in flocks.

    • Hi Azim, thanks for you comment. We have governors drawn from a variety of often senior roles including external to the organisation, staff governors and student governors. Governors give their time freely in addition to any other commitments that they may have. We believe the role provides valuable experience and development for individuals and the University benefits from the individuals’ perspective and input. None of our governors are paid for the role and this is normal practice. We could not make a distinction between the types of governors and we would not want to treat them differently in what we offer. We would want all governors to be treated equally and see each other as equals.

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