University Partners

At Governors for Schools, we currently have established relationships with over twenty universities including The University of Manchester, King’s College London and The University of Liverpool. Working alongside their Widening Participation teams, we are able to help universities nationwide set up effective school governor volunteer programmes. We are able to run bespoke volunteer recruitment events such as presentations and information stands at universities. At these we show how engaging university staff in school governance is a fantastic way to facilitate employee continual professional development as well as help universities achieve their community engagement objectives.

Governors for Schools is dedicated to promoting its voluntary opportunities to as many people as possible and has been able to utilise the alumni networks of several of its university partners to raise awareness about school governance and the Governors for Schools service. In 2017 we ran highly successful recruitment events at Bristol University, Edge Hill University, Huddersfield University, Keele University and University of Winchester.

Governors for Schools is committed to expanding the number of universities with which it works. If you represent a university and would like to discuss an effective school governor volunteer programme, or are interested in the university partnerships, we have a dedicated team on hand. Contact us at christina.reed@governorsforschools.org.uk or 020 7354 9805.