20 Tavistock Square
Professor Allison will set
the scene for today’s conference by examining what the UK as a whole is doing
well, and not so well, before outlining some of the specific things that
Loughborough do to integrate their international students. Siddharth will talk
about his own specific experiences as an international student coming to the
This presentation from Will Archer will allow
delegates to go into the recent Competitive Advantage reports in greater depth,
and to discuss the specifics of what the UK’s competitors do well and what the
UK can do to continue to offer a high quality student experience.
Brian Hipkin, Vice Chair and National Executive Member, Association for Managers of Student Services in Higher Education (AMOSSHE), and Chief Executive Officer and Founder, ReFRAME HE Consultancy LtdUniversities will soon be awash with data, much of it generated by student activity and much of that not as yet accessible to all staff. Whilst TEF will set our eyes on nationally collected data this workshop will suggest practical ways to first of all understand where all the data is coming from and secondly how to devise simple ways of using that information to support the success of our international students.
Peter Yetton, Head of Visa Immigration Support & Advice (V.I.S.A), Glasgow Caledonian UniversityThis session will focus on the re-framing of risk management compliance into a duty of care, to move from a reactive to a proactive force within an institution. Pete will be discussing the importance of communicating and engaging across all job roles within the university, to protect both their identity and remits whilst additionally promoting the longevity of the business by implementing and promoting a combined collective duty of care across the campus and beyond. He will cover the role that a modern VISA support and compliance team can play across all facets of the University, to add value. He will touch on positive aspects and troubleshooting at the front end of recruitment, Governance and Quality, Transparency and the Home Office together with key tools and data collection that can be used across all relevant departments.
Dr Stephanie Switzer, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Taught) of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of StrathclydeScots law is a mixed legal system, encompassing
elements of the common and civil law. While there are a small number of similar
legal systems around the world, unlike the common law, study of Sots law is in
general problematic for international students due to its lack of
transferability to other legal jurisdictions. This session will focus upon the
challenges of ‘getting it right’ for international students from the vantage
point of a Law School founded upon the study of Scots Law. This session will
therefore focus upon the challenges and lessons learnt by us in
internationalising our postgraduate taught curriculum.
Chris Whelan, Executive Director, Universities New ZealandThe UK attracts nearly ten times as many international students to its universities as does New Zealand, but this is off a university sector that is 20 times larger and a population base that is 15 times larger. How does a country as small and as remote as New Zealand manage this and why does it consistently appear on international student surveys as one of the world’s ten best known study destinations? Chris will talk about the way that the New Zealand universities have collectively worked together with New Zealand’s Government to achieve these results.
Alexandra Rosenbach, Chief Strategic Advisor Internationalisation, Maastricht UniversityInternational students make up half of the student body at Maastricht University. Alexandra will talk about how they manage this critical integration.