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Go International conference 2020: the future of mobility

26 Nov 2020, 10:00 - 16:00
Online

Join partners from Universities UK International's Go International: Stand Out campaign to explore new pathways to mobility and share best practice in supporting students to gain international experience.


Over 100 UK universities and organisations have signed up to the campaign which aims to double the percentage of UK-domiciled students who study, work or volunteer abroad during their degrees.

In light of the UK's exit from the European Union and Covid-19 pandemic, this conference will look at how new strategies for mobility are being forged within institutions and at a national level in the UK.

It will explore the reconfiguring of our relationship with Europe and how we can continue to support European mobility within or outside of the next Erasmus+ programme. It will touch on new strategic themes: collaboration across departments, inclusive mobility, internationalisation at home, climate concerns and blended mobility. 

Most of all, the conference is an opportunity to share best practice in helping students study abroad, and to showcase the hard work, commitment and strategic planning from home and partner institutions operating and cooperating in uncertain environments.  

​Who should attend?

  • Heads of mobility and study abroad offices
  • International directors and heads of international
  • Pro-vice-chancellors, International
  • International partnership officers
  • Study abroad teams
  • Careers teams
  • Alumni teams
  • Widening participation and access teams
  • Disability teams
  • Student support
  • Ally organisations
  • International partners
  • Anyone with an interest in student mobility


About Go International

Our Go International programme helps implement the UK Strategy for Outward Mobility. It works with UK higher education institutions, the Erasmus+ National Agency for the UK, sector agencies, careers services, employer representatives, overseas governments and professional, statutory and regulatory bodies to achieve the strategy's objectives. 

Representing the UK higher education sector collectively, Go International works to increase participation in outward student mobility by:  

  • providing an annual overview of mobility data and trends among UK participants, including the type and length of mobility being accessed, the demographics of participation and the most common destinations

  • supporting higher education staff to promote and deliver outward mobility programmes through a range of professional development events around the UK and an annual conference

  • delivering a diverse programme of research in collaboration with other sector agencies, providing quantitative and qualitative evidence of the benefits of mobility to UK higher education students

  • sharing knowledge and good practice across the sector through a biannual mobility network, involving over 70 higher education institutions and related organisations

Universities UK International's Go International: Stand Out campaign is designed to help the sector to deliver on our national target for outward student mobility: 'to double the percentage of UK-domiciled, full-time, first degree, undergraduate students who have an international placement as part of their university programme by 2020.'

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Donna Taibe, Events and Admin Coordinator, for information. Email: donna.taibe@international.ac.uk. 

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Donna Taibe

Donna Taibe

Admin and Events Coordinator
Universities UK International

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