Spending time overseas is exciting, it broadens perspectives, but it isn’t easy. The ability to cope with challenging circumstances and the development of soft skills is what, in part, makes international experiences so enriching. We know that students who study, work and volunteer abroad are likely to have better academic and employment outcomes. Join us on 10 May at Stand Out: Strategies for Success, the Go International 2018 conference to join the discussion to help shape the future of outward mobility.
Countries around the world are investing heavily in outward student mobility to help internationalise their next generations. But in the UK, only 6.6% of UK students currently go abroad as part of their studies. Our fourth annual conference will demonstrate how the UK higher education sector is working collectively to address this deficit.
In 2017, Universities UK International launched the Go International: Stand Out campaign. In partnership with universities, sector bodies, government, employers and international partners, the campaign aims to double the percentage of UK undergraduate students who study, work or volunteer abroad as part of their studies by 2020.
The Stand Out: Strategies for Success conference gives delegates the chance to:
- Find out what universities are pledging towards the 2020 goal
- Meet key campaign stakeholders
- Learn about the widening participation agenda at the campaign’s heart
- Discuss how to incentivise and market mobility in a challenging political and economic context
- Consider what more can be done to reach historically underrepresented groups.
UUKi will also unveil new materials to help spread key campaign messages, including a downloadable digital toolkit of promotional materials and new research into the impact of mobility for underrepresented groups.
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Sarah Moody: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Cardiff University
Vicky Ford MP, Conservative, Member of Parliament for Chelmsford, former MEP for East of England & Single Market Chair (Invited)
Richard Brabner, Director, UPP Foundation
Charlie Ball, Deputy Director of Research, Higher Education Careers Services
Celia Partridge, Assistant Director, Mobility and Partnerships, Universities UK International
Dugald Craig, Chief Executive, West of Scotland Colleges' partnership
Sian Holleran, International Coordinator, ColegauCymru
Alejandra Vicencio, International Partnerships & Mobility Manager,
Anne Hudson, Insurance Manager, Northumbria University
Gedminte Mikulenaite, Policy Officer (Mental Health in
Higher Education), Universities UK
Megan Dunn, Senior Policy Adviser, Equality Challenge
Lydia Pell, Deputy Head of Student Counselling and Mental
Health Service, City, University of London
Charmaine Valente, Funding Information Partners Account
Manager, Student Loans Company
Elissa Williams, Global Education Manager, Keele University
Katie Allinson, Outward Mobility Researcher, Universities UK International
Pete Mercer, Head of Public Sector Membership Programmes, Stonewall
Claire Belkadi, University of Birmingham
Gail Armistead, University of Nottingham
Jacqueline Armit, Deputy Head of Global Mobility, King's College London
Andrew Kidals, Careers & Employability, King's College London
Jacqui Boulton, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King's College London
Employers/Skills panel with Q&A
Neil Carberry, Managing Director, People & Infrastructure, Confederation of British Industry
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community
Celia Partridge, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility,
Universities UK International