International students are often drawn to TNE as a way to study part rather than all of their programme in the UK. They can stay closer to home whilst also experiencing a period of outward mobility, all as a coherent programme.
Universities also see the potential to use their TNE sites to offer outward mobility opportunities to their home students. This minimises some of the fear factor for students who are considering a period overseas as part of their studies: it minimises disruption to their programme as study will be continuous, and reduces language barriers.
However, the numbers of students who spend time at both TNE host and UK sites is small. There is good news though: mobility is growing in all areas of UK HE. With strong ambition to grow both student and programme mobility, are we at the turning point for taking a more strategic approach to TNE and student mobility?
Universities UK International and the British Council's joint initiative, HEGlobal, brings you this event, supported by our friends at Heriot-Watt University. The day will consider some of the major challenges and opportunities for the flow of UK degrees and people. We will look at where students study, real examples from universities' TNE and the potential for this to be more flexible with UK universities expanding their portfolios and aspirations.
Policy makers with an interest in exporting education services