20 Tavistock Square
9:00 - 9:30
We’ll hear quick updates from three organisations/projects outside the sector who are doing interesting work in the outward mobility space. They’ll tell us how they are collaborating with the sector to support staff and student mobility and offer practical tips to help us up our mobility game across three key areas.
How to support: mental health Scott Williams, Head of Development, Student MindsA placement abroad can be a daunting prospect for students, especially for those with mental health difficulties. As institutions, we want to ensure that all of our students are able to enjoy their time overseas – but supporting a students’ mental health from afar can be a challenge. Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, will offer practical advice and point to resources which will help you help your students to look after their mental health while abroad.
How to support: mental health
Scott Williams, Head of Development, Student Minds
A placement abroad can be a daunting prospect for students, especially for those with mental health difficulties. As institutions, we want to ensure that all of our students are able to enjoy their time overseas – but supporting a students’ mental health from afar can be a challenge. Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, will offer practical advice and point to resources which will help you help your students to look after their mental health while abroad.
How to support: LGBT+ staff and students Esme Duggleby, Higher Education Account Manager, StonewallConcerns about personal wellbeing, due to the discrimination and persecution faced by LGBT communities around the world, can disproportionately deter LGBT students from accessing outward mobility opportunities. Enter Stonewall’s Seven Steps to supporting outward mobility for LGBT staff and students. This session will provide an overview of the steps you can take to help LGBT staff and students feel supported to go overseas, with the UK’s leading LGBT charity.
How to support: LGBT+ staff and students
How to support: staff mobilityDr Sophie Ball, Erasmus and Exchanges Manager (Strategic), Middlesex UniversityStaff mobility is not just good for the individual…it can also benefit our institutions and our students. Yet staff mobility often sits in the shadow of student mobility. REALISE is a three-year European Strategic Partnership project that aims to improve the implementation and recognition of staff mobility. This update will provide an overview of the programme, give advice to help you support staff to go abroad, and point to resources you can use.
Dr Sophie Ball, Erasmus and Exchanges Manager (Strategic), Middlesex University
Your chance to (nicely) grill all of our morning speakers and ask for their advice on the issues that matter to you.
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11:30 - 11:50
12:50 - 13:50
Trevor Goddard, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) Board of Directors & Treasurer, DFAT New Colombo Plan Reference Group
Alexander Haridi, Head of Section Information on Studying Abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Mathilde Lerebours, Campus France Desk, Embassy of France in London
Amanda Crameri, Movetia – Austausch und Mobilitat, Switzerland
15:35 - 16:30
Supported by CRCC Asia
If you are involved in internationalisation or employability, this session will provide an invaluable insight into the challenges and benefits of comprehensive internationalisation efforts.
Increasing BAME students' uptake in traineeships
Interested in expanding your traineeship offer? Over 45% of the University of Wolverhampton's student population are from a BAME background and 63% of BAME Wolverhampton students take up an organised traineeship. These figures are far above the sector average of 17% - so how do they do it?
This session will explore approaches to marketing, preparing students for their traineeship and how to make adaptations and learn from mistakes!
Helene Turley, Head of the Workplace, Wolverhampton University Lisa Luzajic, International Officer, Wolverhampton University
Enhance Student Organisation Cooperation: higher education institutions and the Erasmus Student Network
Student organisations such as the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) are in the unique position of being part of the student community while also sharing the sector goals of increased mobility and equality of opportunity. So how can universities work more effectively with student organisations to achieve these mutual goals?
Come ready to join a two way conversation around common goals and how universities and students can work together to accomplish them.
Marc McGowan, Mobility Officer, Erasmus Student Network UK Yassin Khalil, National Representative, Erasmus Student Network UK Sofia Tyrla, President, Erasmus Student Network UK Paraskevi Pandazi, Treasurer, Erasmus Student Network UK Wim Gabriels, Project Officer, Erasmus Student Network UK
Tips and hacks for funding short-term programmes
Do you have great ideas for short-term programmes, but are struggling to fund them? In this session, the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter will talk through the funding sources they have found to support their programmes. The session will cover the obvious and not so obvious means to fund your programmes as well as providing guidance on how to approach your senior team. The session will give delegates the opportunity to ask questions and share best practice.
Beverley Orr-Ewing, Deputy Director International and Head of Global Opportunities, University of Bristol Rose Matthews, Head of Global Opportunities, Cardiff University Anna Moscrop, Study Abroad Manager, University of Exeter Catriona Hanks, Outward Student Mobility Lead, Universities UK International
The case for impact: interdisciplinary collaboration underpins widening access to short term mobility opportunities at GCU
This presentation will share the experience of an interdisciplinary short term student and staff trip from Glasgow Caledonian University to the University of Lahti in Finland. The session will cover:
Dr Lindsey Carey, Senior Lecturer (Consumer Behaviour), Glasgow Caledonian University Professor Bob Gilmour, Professor of Learning and Teaching, Glasgow Caledonian University
A Collaborative Mobility Project for Widening Participation Students
The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham recently delivered a super-collaborative project that resulted in 50 WP students - half from each institution - spending a fully funded week at Hong Kong University in July 2018. The project, which was part of a Global Leadership Programme delivered by Common Purpose, involved collaboration between multiple departments at each institution - notably outreach and alumni teams. Join representatives from both universities to learn how you can make super-collaboration between institutions work, and where this programme is headed next.
Claire Belkadi, Head of Study Abroad, University of Birmingham Rebeccca Clark, Outreach Manager, University of Birmingham Gail Armistead, Associate Director, Global Engagement, University of Nottingham Isobel Mosley, Global Engagement Manager, University of Nottingham
Gail has over 20 years of experience in the field of study abroad and exchange and leads on the implementation of the University of Nottingham's global engagement strategy, overseeing an increase in participation in study abroad by more than 30% in the past 5 years. Following a review of the university's activity in 2017 and with a particular interest in the UUKi's report on Widening Participation, the university decided to increase the number of short term mobility programmes that they offered with an aim to increase participation in this area by 50% in 2 years.
Claire Belkadi, Head of Study Abroad, University of BirminghamA Collaborative Mobility Project for Widening Participation Students
Claire Belkadi has worked in UK Higher Education for over 12 years in international student recruitment, TNE and mobility. Claire is currently the Head of Study Abroad and Exchanges at the University of Birmingham where she manages all aspects of mobility. She is a graduate from the Grenoble École de Management, and her degree included a year of Erasmus exchange at Aston University. Claire is passionate about providing mobility opportunities for all students and is championing WP mobility activities at the University of Birmingham.
Dr Lindsey Carey, Senior Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian UniversityInterdisciplinary collaboration underpins widening access to short term mobility opportunities at GCU: the case for impact
Dr Lindsey Drylie Carey is a Senior Lecturer in Consumer Behaviour and Research Methods from Glasgow Caledonian University and leads on international development of partnerships across the Glasgow School for Business and Society. Her teaching expertise lies within the discipline of Marketing and she teaches at both undergraduate and Masters levels and Doctoral level. She is currently the consumer expert for the Mail on Sunday (Scotland).
A Collaborative Mobility Project for Widening Participation Students
Rebecca started her career in a widening participation programme at the University of Leeds in 2007 and managed the delivery of their contextual admissions programme. She then moved to manage schools liaison at Durham University and later worked across all Russell Group universities to develop CPD for teachers and advisors focused on university progression from rural and coastal cold spots. In her current role, she is responsible for several large widening participation initiatives. As a graduate from a widening participation background the issues of access, success and progression for underrepresented groups in higher education are close to Rebecca's heart.
Amanda Crameri is Head of the Higher Education Sector at Movetia, the Swiss National Agency for Exchange and Mobility. She has worked at the former Swiss national Agency (ch Foundation) from 2013-2016, first as project coordinator and as Head of the Erasmus Programme in Switzerland. In 2014, she co-developed the Swiss interim solution for Erasmus+. In her current position at Movetia, she is responsible for the implementation of the "Swiss-European Mobility Programme".
Esme Duggleby is the Higher Education Lead in Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. She has a background in working within student support and student services, supporting students with complex needs with a focus on mental health and disability. She now brings her expertise to Stonewall, where she focuses on improving LGBT students access and participation, across the entire student experience including global mobility and study abroad opportunities.
Wim Gabriels is Project Officer at the Erasmus Student Network with a focus on Inclusion and Social Impact of International Student Mobility. He gained experience in European Project Management and Student Support as International Relations Officer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. Wim combines his expertise in the field of Higher Education with entrepreneurial and communication elements, having a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing, a Bachelor's Degree in Communication studies and a Master degree in Strategic Communication and Media Sociology.
Professor Bob Gilmour, International Mobility Lead, Glasgow Caledonian UniversityInterdisciplinary collaboration underpins widening access to short term mobility opportunities at GCU: the case for impact
Bob is a Professor of Learning and Teaching with a PhD in Public Health Engineering. He developed learning environments outside the classroom (European Study Trips and Constructionarium) and led the Programme to 100% overall satisfaction in the NSS. As Principal Investigator of a 3 year multidisciplinary and multicultural Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership his focus now is the development of employability attributes for students. He is International mobility lead for the University.
Pre-university mobility scheme for widening participation students: the Explore Berlin project
Since Graduation Chloe has worked in a range of different Higher Education Institutions, working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to make informed and aspirational decisions about their future. Chloe is passionate about the importance of social mobility and widening participation and has relished the opportunity to adapt more holistic and unique methods to increase the cultural capital of the young people we work with. Chloe is proud to be in the first WP team to ever run an international residential, and has been thrilled to see the impact on the students and schools involved.
Alexander Haridi, Head of Section, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Alexander Haridi is head of the section „Information on studying abroad" at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn. His team targets German students at universities and schools, promoting the idea of studying abroad via a national awareness campaign (studieren weltweit – ERLEBE ES!). The core idea is to let students produce media content and advise fellow students as study abroad ambassadors. Alexander has been working with DAAD since 1999 in various positions, e.g. director of DAAD's Cairo office and section „Iran, Iraq". He has graduated from the universities of Bonn and Hamburg and Science Po Paris.
Trevor is an elected board member of the International Education Association of Australia, previously serving on the Council for the Forum on Education Abroad and the NAFSA Leadership Development Committee. Appointed to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Colombo Plan reference group, he was instrumental in drafting the policy for this student mobility and educational diplomacy flagship initiative of the Australian government.
His work has been recognised by an Australian Learning and Teaching Council persona citation and program award for mobility strategies.
For over 5 years, George has worked in schools, youth organisations and higher education institutions to support widening participation students in accessing higher education. George currently works with Aimhigher Plus as part of the National Collaborative Outreach Project. This project has allowed for the funding and resource to create innovative solutions to some of the challenges we face as higher education institutions in engaging the most hard to reach students. This year the Aimhigher Plus Aston team has been extremely proud to have piloted the UK's first international outreach mobility programme for pre entry students.
Yassin Khalil, National Representative, Erasmus Student Network UK Enhance cooperation with student organisations: higher education institutions and the Erasmus Student Network
Yassin is the National Representative of the Erasmus Student Network UK. As National Representative of ESN UK, Yassin's role acts as the link between the local level, the national level and ESN International. Yassin has gained experience across ESN through active engagement and participation at the international level, taking this experience back to ESN UK to help enhance the local sections. Experience in ESN beyond ESN UK extends to being Head of Employability and President of local section ESN City London for 2 years. Yassin joined ESN in February 2017. Yassin is a final year student completing his Investment and Financial Risk Management BSc at City University of London.
Home and away: innovative approaches to comprehensive Internationalisation
Mira is managing the Global Talent Programme at Bournemouth University.
Before joining the programme in October 2017, Mira has worked on a number of projects and implemented interventions to enhance individual and organisational performance and improve people's skills.
With her educational background in psychology and behaviour change and experience in HR, IT and research from both the private and public sectors, she has been engaged in a variety of initiatives ranging from diversity and inclusion network development, staff experience and engagement, wellbeing at work, and IT systems implementations.
Home and Away: Innovative Approaches to Comprehensive Internationalisation
Dr Samantha Leahy-Harland is Head of Operations (Global Engagement) at Bournemouth University and provides leadership for coordinating and delivering the university's international engagement activities. Samantha works with stakeholders across the University and beyond to deliver the University's vision for internationalisation which includes overseeing international partnership development, staff and student global mobility, and collaborative delivery of a range of high-profile and complex projects. Samantha previously worked for over ten years in the Home Offices. Samantha studied Psychology at Dundee University, Criminology at Cambridge University and completed her PhD on the Police Interviewing of Serious Crime Suspects at the University of Leicester.
How to #Supportstudyabroad – international perspectives
A graduate from Sciences Po Strasbourg in International Relations and European Affairs, Mathilde joined the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department of the Embassy of France in the UK in January 2019 as Science Deputy Attaché. She is responsible for launching and developing Campus France UK Office, which aims at promoting the mobility of British students to France. Previously, Mathilde has had several experiences as an analyst and project manager at the French Permanent Representation to the EU, the Representation of the European Commission in Paris and a public affairs firm.
Monica has worked in the UK higher education sector for twelve years and has been in her current role since 2016. She is a linguistics graduate from the University of Bologna. Her degree included a year-long Erasmus exchange at the University of Bonn where the enthusiasm she has for student mobility was ignited. In 2017, Monica helped coordinate the first two Westminster Working Cultures student trips - employability-focussed mobility programmes for students. Her current role includes administering and promoting outward mobility opportunities.
Committing to Westiminster's Stand Out pledge: how a collaborative effort has led to success
Alyssa has worked in alumni relations for five years and with international volunteers in the non-profit sector before that. In 2017 Alyssa launched and now continues to manage a key part of the University of Westminster's Stand Out Campaign, Westminster Working Cultures, an employability-focussed outward mobility programme for current students. Alumni sit at the heart of the programme and Alyssa identifies and recruits volunteers from a range of academic and professional backgrounds in specific destinations around the world to engage with students during the programme, supporting the development of professional and soft skills they'll need to be successful following graduation.
Rose Matthews, Head, Global Opportunities, Cardiff UniversityTips and hacks for funding short-term programmes
Rose has worked at Cardiff University since 2005. In 2014, she established the Global Opportunity Centre to support the University's strategic target of increasing the number of undergraduate students who work, study or volunteer abroad. Her team develop and promote a wide range of opportunities appropriate for, and appealing to, the diverse student population at Cardiff.
Having worked in international education for more than 12 years, Rose has considerable experience in managing both long and short-term outward mobility opportunities.
Marc McGowan is Mobility Officer at Erasmus Student Network UK, and has spent the last year working with local ESN sections in the UK promoting mobility opportunities. Marc has worked on a number of projects focused on social inclusion and has also looked to create opportunities for British students to do the same abroad, which has culminated in partnerships with other student organisations throughout Europe. Marc is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in Politics and Economics, and is currently studying a masters in Political Legitimacy and Justice at Leiden University in The Netherlands.
Paraskevi grew up between two European countries, studied in a third, did not miss out on an Erasmus exchange in a fourth and has so far lived in nine cities. She is now the Treasurer of the Erasmus Student Network UK, combining her passion for mobility and love for numbers, which helped her complete a Masters in Physics. She was the first student from her department to complete a full academic year abroad in Germany, and worked with the RIO and her department to promote Erasmus and inspire others to follow her footsteps upon her return to Glasgow. She is interested in the "diffusion" of skills, ideas and expertise made possible by mobility programmes like Erasmus.
Annie Pillans, Erasmus & Mobility Officer, The University of NorthamptonThe Art of Collaboration – "Working with the Enemy"
Annie began her career in HE as PA to the Director of the International Office at the University of Northampton where she supported the Director in the significant growth of International student recruitment. Here she became involved in the Erasmus programme and was appointed the Erasmus & Mobility Officer for the institution. Responsible for the strategic management, development and administration of the University's Erasmus+ programme, Annie has worked with Administrative and Professional Services colleagues across the University to develop the programme at Northampton which now offers an increased range of opportunities for staff and students to study and work abroad.
Dr Sarah Price is the Global Engagement Officer at Bournemouth University. She provides operational support for delivering the University's strategy for global engagement. Sarah joined the Global Engagement Team in 2016. Her main projects in the Global Engagement team are to support international partnership developments as well as the Global Festival of Learning and Erasmus+ KA107 mobilties. Having been an international student herself, as well as having worked all over Europe as part of her PhD, the global outlook of staff and students at Bournemouth University is something Sarah is passionate about.
Dr Lisa Reidy, Head of International for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University The Global Citizenship portfolio - recognising global experiences at home or abroad
Lisa holds a number of positions including Assistant Dean for Student Experience and Principal Lecturer in Psychology. She has a background of research in developmental and cognitive psychology, with a particular focus on autism. She also has an interest in applying a psychological perspective to Higher Education research. This includes exploring the international student experience, including the psychological and experiential predictors of student outcomes.
Professor Colin Riordan took up the post of President and Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University on 1 September 2012. Previously he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex, having been appointed in October 2007.
Professor Riordan is Chair of The Conversation (UK) and a Board member of Advance HE and the Edge Foundation. He is a Fulbright Commissioner and a member of Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The Global Citizenship portfolio - recognising global experiences at home or abroad
Krassimira Teneva leads a specialist team responsible for providing an international experience of all students in Sheffield Hallam University. The International Experience Team offers extensive social and academic transition support for international students, and services to all students to internationalise on campus or abroad. Krassimira works with academic staff in the University to develop curriculum internationalisation projects with a focus on inclusive learning and teaching, and embed co-curricular or extra-curricular models which promote internationalisation on campus, in course curricula. The Global Citizenship Portfolio is an example of this work.
Sofia Tyrla, originally from Greece, is the President of the Erasmus Student Network UK. She gained International Student Support experience from helping International Students through ESN in her former University (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), where she helped her ESN society to cultivate an excellent cooperation with the IRO of the University, that lead to the co-hosting of the biggest Mobility Fair in Greece (April 2019). Sofia is a great supporter of mobility and a mobility ambassador as she has been on Erasmus in France and for a Masters in the UK.
Professor Gabriele M Vosseberg, Associate Dean International & Development, University of Exeter Business SchoolThe Art of Collaboration – "Working with the Enemy"
Gabriele is Associate Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean International and Development at the University of Exeter Business School. Involved with international activities since 1995, Gabriele has lead on the internationalisation agenda for business schools, formulated institutional internationalisation and partnership strategies, and developed institutional Double/Dual Award frameworks. She is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) International Committee and academic member of the HEURO Executive Committee (Association of UK Higher Education Officers).
Daniel is a Policy Analyst at Universities UK, and works in programme areas relating to university access, participation and student success for underrepresented groups. Daniel studied politics and media and cultural analysis at Loughborough University. He also studied political science at Lund University (Sweden) for a semester as part of the Erasmus programme. He has worked previously as a research officer for the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) and as a senior researcher for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Scott Williams, Head of Development, Student Minds
Scott is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders as well as generating and implementing new and innovative opportunities to further grow the impact of Student Minds.
national campaign to double the percentage of UK-domiciled students who study, work or volunteer abroad during their degrees.
Supporting more students to go abroad
A UUKi webinar sharing key findings from its report with Erasmus+ on widening participation in UK outward mobility.