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Brexit or Brenter? Transnational education and the implications of the EU referendum

21 Oct 2016, 13:15 - 16:45
Academy of Medical Sciences
41 Portland Place

​​In the months following the EU referendum, questions about how UK universities will maintain their relationships across the EU have broadened. 

Initial discussions focused on research and immigration status of students and staff, and these remain priorities for Universities UK. Alongside those issues, more questions are being asked about learning and teaching. Amid concerns that EU students may find UK degrees become out of reach politically, socially and financially, many university leaders and policy makers are considering transnational education. Will UK universities look to grow the programmes they offer on the continent, and if so, how? In TNE terms, does a leave vote actually mean the UK will actively seek to enter more EU markets, rather than exit?​

This event will look at the potential implications of Brexit on existing TNE in the EU, future TNE opportunities. We will develop a programme of work around Brexit and TNE to continue to support universities and their international goals, and delegates on the day will be able to influence UUK and HEGlobal's emerging priorities in this area.​

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Carolyn Campbell, Senior Consultant, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

  • Tim Gore OBE, Chief Executive Officer, University of London Institute in Paris

  • Raegan Hiles, Head of Programme, HEGlobal

  • Tom Rhodes, independent consultant and previously Head of International Relations, The University of Sheffield

  • Alastair Ross, Head of European Administration, European Centres, University of Kent

  • Lucy Shackleton, Head of European Engagement, Universities UK International

Who should attend?

  • International managers and strategists in universities

  • TNE 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 implications of Brexit for existing UK HE TNE

  • Identify strategies and opportunities to grow TNE in the EU where appropriate

  • Consider the challenges posed by Brexit for EU student engagement

  • Learn about tailoring TNE to local markets and needs

  • Learn from others about what has worked well and what has worked less well

  • Improve the information base for developing institutional TNE strategies

Terms and Conditions

  • The 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 10 October 2016 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

  • HEGlobal event attendees are automatically subscribed to our mailing list. If you would prefer not to receive programme updates, please let us know by emailing heglobal@international.ac.uk

  • 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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