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Enhancing the international student experience: effective strategies for 2017 and beyond

15 Jun 2017, 09:30 - 16:30
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdom


A national one-day conference to examine effective approaches to international student experience post-Brexit . Delegates will discuss what the UK higher education sector as a whole currently looks like for international students, explore what institutions can do to allay student fears and improve social cohesion post-Brexit and examine case studies of successful institutional approaches to international student experience.

Key themes at this conference on international student experience will include: 

  • How universities can protect and enhance the international student experience at a time of uncertainty
  • Reassuring prospective students that they are still welcome in the UK
  • Effective support systems to provide information and guidance on external factors
  • Effective strategies to support the mental wellbeing of international students
  • Equitability of experience in transnational education
  • Spreading the word about the benefits of internationalisation and international students in your region
  • Evidenced case studies from a range of institutions

Why are we talking about international student experience now? 

The vote to leave the European Union, debate around student migration and a turbulent political climate around the world has added an air of uncertainty and anxiety for international students studying, or considering studying, in the UK.​

It is more important than ever for UK universities to deliver a first rate international student experience, and to reassure current and potential international students to the UK. Last year’s Competitive Advantage report​ showed that the UK was the most recommended major English speaking higher education destination in the world by international students – this conference will examine whether this is still the case, where the UK needs to do better to improve the international student experience in the context of the current climate.

​We have a range of sponsorship opportunities​ available at this event. Please contact Rachael Firth, Head of Events and Conferences for information. tel: 020 7419 5402; email: rachael.firth@universitiesuk.ac.uk 

 Sponsored by:

Rachael Firth

Rachael Firth

Head of Events and Conferences
Universities UK

Agnes Jacobs

Agnes Jacobs

Events Producer
Universities UK

Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Events Officer
Universities UK

Holly Wildish-Jones

Holly Wildish-Jones

Events and Marketing Assistant
Universities UK


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