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Finding its place: TNE and student mobility

5 April 2017, 10:30am-3:30pm

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

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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.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Raegan Hiles, Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes, Universities UK International
  • William Lawton, Director of Research, EuroMENA Research
  • Ben Matthews, Head of Strategic Projects, Lancaster University 
  • Rebecca Maxwell-Stuart, HE consultant and doctoral student, Heriot-Watt University
  • Ruth Moir, Assistant Principal (International Development), Heriot-Watt University
  • ​Campbell Powrie, Director of Admissions and School of Social Sciences Reigstrar Heriot-Watt University
  • Steve Watson, Scholarship and Go Global Manager, Heeriot-Watt University
  • Dr Alison Todman, Senior International Partnership Developments Leader, University of Central Lancashire 
  • Annie Brunt, Head of International Student Recruitment and Mobility, Lancaster University 
  • Sarah Johnston, International Partnership Project Manager, University of Central Lancashire ​
  • Antonia Voigt, student at Heriot-Watt University 
  • Florence Ong, student at Heriot-Watt University 

Who should attend?

  • International managers and strategists in universities
  • TNE practitioners in universities
  • Study Abroad practitioners in universities
  • Policy makers with an interest in international higher education
  • Policy makers with an interest in exporting education services

Delegate outcomes

  • Consider the opportunities to enhance two way mobility through TNE
  • Consider the strategic implications for international strategic planning for universities and policy makers
  • Enhance links between study abroad and partnership operations
  • Learn from others about what has worked well and what has worked less well
  • Move toward holistic approaches to internationalising universities through student mobility

Terms and conditions

  • Universities UK terms and conditions apply for events hosted by HEGlobal and Universities UK International.
  • In registering for this event, you agree to the following terms: cancellations must be received in writing by 17 March 2017 to qualify for a refund. We regret that no refund can be made for cancellations received after this time; however substitute delegates will be accepted. Non-appearances on the day are liable for the full cost.
  • Event participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements, and in the event of cancellation, the event host will not be responsible for reimbursement of travel costs incurred.

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