Student Governor Residential Training Programme


in partnership with



Working in partnership, Unloc and the Association of Colleges will support, train and empower student governors in the UK to be effective young changemakers and policy influencers.

A two day, subsidised immersive residential training programme on the 18-19 November at the ICC, Birmingham. This will bring together student governors from across the UK to:

  • develop the leadership skills and competencies of participants so they are effective in their roles

  • attend a series of workshops that will focus on the key skills and practical knowledge for governance

  • meet with clerks and college Principals

  • network and share best practice

  • attend day one (19 November) of the AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

This is a unique opportunity to raise the profile of student governors at the biggest event in further education and equip them with practical skills and knowledge to deliver positive change and influence at their college. Full details and timings will be shared in due course.

Our Offer:


The programme is heavily subsidised through The Blagrave Trust. The cost to the college will be to cover travel to and from Birmingham and a contribute £90 towards one night’s accommodation for your participant.

Local hotel accommodation has already been booked and a room will be allocated closer to the event date.

A payment link for the contribution will be sent after the booking as been made.

Unloc and AoC will work together to help students join social media forums:

  • regional forums will be a hub for discussion, peer support and suggestions

  • a national forum will provide useful resources, updates and future opportunities

After the Residential