Enhancing the capabilities of technical education in India


A collection of short, personal insight audio and video interviews from leaders, members and chairs of governing bodies.

Nick Swain served as the elected President of the Students’ Union at Warwick University for the academic year 2012-13. As President, he was a member of the University’s Council (its governing body) and Senate and of its Steering Committee (the senior management group in the University). He studied Economics and then a further degree in Accounting and Finance. He was Captain of the University Ski team and a member of the University’s Lacrosse team.

Nick Swain answers questions on governance and leadership:

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Self-review is a key activity and output of the Good Governance Programme through which institutions can examine their current governance practice. Self-review can be undertaken regularly (for example every 3 -5 years).

Supporting governance development needs of individual governors, governing bodies, institutions and States is a key activity of this and other national and regional initiatives. Another output of the Good Governance Programme is a Governance Development Plan to see how governance development is built into institutional development through clear, timebound action planning.



Implementing good governance practice is the primary outcome of the Good Governance Programme demonstrated by institutions developing their own governance guidelines which sets out institutional governance practices based on the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies. This would include a process and timetable for monitoring and reviewing governance practise.
Sharing experience underpins and supports the Good Governance Programme through good governance learning forums, sharing of institutional case studies of good practice, highlighting common gaps, barriers and issues, and helping institutions to learn from one another.