Coventry University London
109-117 Middlesex St
Dr Socrates Karidis Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy CEO, Coventry University, London
Eduardo Ramos Head of Transnational Education, Universities UK International
Carolyn Campbell Senior Consultant, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
Featuring pre-recorded interviews from regulators around the world.
Dr Fabrizio Trifiro International Manager, QAA
The QAA is the face of quality assurance and enhancement for UK Higher Education. Who better than them then to outline the lay of the land when it comes to quality in TNE, tell the story of how we got to this point, and explore what changes may lay ahead.
Gemma Slade Provider Liaison Officer Barry McHale – Student Liaison Officer
Do your complaints and appeals processes for students effectively cover all of your students, including those on your TNE courses? Do your TNE students know where to go if they have an issue or appeal? This session led by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator will shed some light on best practice when it comes to ensuring that all students studying for UK awards are supported with access to the appropriate channels through which to complain and appeal.
Claire Nixon Head of Quality and Development, University of Essex
The University of Essex is one of the most international mainstream universities in the UK, but the institution’s TNE profile is still evolving. In this presentation Claire Nixon uses case studies to explore models of TNE partnership and consider how Essex’s approach to quality assurance is responding to the changing regulatory landscape.
Dr Phil Taylor Senior Academic Quality Manager (Partnerships) Royal Holloway, University of London
This session will explore the role of student experience in the development of institutional approaches to the quality assurance and enhancement of TNE. The focal point of the session will be a case study of Royal Holloway’s flying faculty partnership with Kaplan Singapore, drawing out key issues that have emerged for the University since the inception of the partnership in 2012. The focus will be on unpacking what student experience means in the TNE context and identifying the challenges involved in maintaining parity of experience when transferring a degree award into a distinctive learning environment and mode of delivery.
Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris PhD, FHEA, FCMI Principal Lecturer, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
In a session that promises to be provocative in the best way possible, superstar of the academic realm of TNE, Dr. Vangelis Tsiligiris leads a session that will consider the shortcomings of the prevailing quality management approach in higher education. Touching on trends that have affected QA policies at institutional and national levels, such as the view of students as customers and the drive for value for money, the session will provide participants with a conceptual framework that can be adapted in different contexts (e.g. TNE modes; levels of provision; countries) and applied to achieve an alignment between student experience and educational quality.
Eduardo manages the Transnational Education programme of work at UUK, leading on the development and implementation of strategies that contribute to positioning the UK as a leading transnational education provider and global partner of choice. The programme creates new initiatives in focus regions, supports the development of effective TNE partnerships, and delivers good practice support for strategic leaders and practitioners in UK universities.
Eduardo worked on education internationalisation for Spanish agency ICEX-Invest in Spain, Audencia Business School in France and St George's, University of London. He holds degrees from the Autonomous University of Madrid and the UCL Institute of Education.
Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University