UCL Alumni


UCL Connect: How to become a school governor

31 January 2024, 12:30 pm–1:15 pm

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Ever considered becoming a school governor but unsure where to start? Attend this online session to find out how you can apply to help support children's education in your local community.

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Make a difference in your community while gaining valuable skills

Looking for a dynamic volunteering role that furthers your professional development? Are you keen to use your unique skills to support younger generations?

UCL is working with an education charity Governors for Schools who help fill school governor vacancies across England and Wales.

UCL alumni are well-placed to become school governors and would be able to use their career expertise, experience and skills to support a school board on a variety of different issues. Many schools are missing out on the strategic support they need due to a lack of knowledge surrounding governance. By volunteering as a school governor, your experience could benefit hundreds of children and young people. 

You don’t have to be a parent or education professional to join a board. Governors from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to volunteer to support and challenge a school’s headteacher and senior leadership, analysing issues such as budget, behaviour, attendance, wellbeing, academic progress, and more.

By joining a board, you’ll gain valuable professional skills such as budget management and critical thinking, while applying your current skills to support a vital cause.

Come along to this online session to find out more about how you can apply to become a school governor in your local area.