20 Tavistock Square
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, prepararing students for their traineeship and how to make adaptations and learn from mistakes!
Helene Turley, Head of the Workplace, 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 mutal 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 suport 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
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 Craig Edwards, Senior Development Executive (Alumni Office), 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 she also 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 actively involved in research in the area of consumer behaviour and sustainability particularly looking at the context of organic food (including farmers' markets), ethical fashion and organic beauty products. An emerging area of interest is also wellbeing and social media, particularly through blogging and influencer marketing. She has presented on these topics at conferences and published in peer reviewed academic journals. She is also an external examiner, a reviewer for academic journals, member of the scientific committee of a research methods conference and she is called upon to comment on consumer and retail issues within the national press as she is currently the consumer expert for the Mail on Sunday (Scotland).
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 from Karel De Grote University College, followed by A Bachelor's Degree in Communication studies and a Master degree in Strategic Communication and Media Sociology at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
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 and 20+ years experience in Academia including Programme Leader and Research Centre Director. He developed learning environments for students 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 actively supporting staff and students to grasp the numerous opportunities of international study trips.
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.
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 consists of acting as the link between the local level, the sections, the national level, ESN UK, and ESN International. Yassin has gained deep experience in multiple fields within 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 Office, a central government department in the UK, specialising in police research and policy development. 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.
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.
Commiting 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 works to support the University in its aim to send 30% of the undergraduate student population abroad, for a minimum of three weeks, by 2023. They 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. She also has experience of international student recruitment and marketing.
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"
Starting out in the hotel & catering industry, Annie returned to study at the University of Northumbria as a mature student, graduating with an HND in Business Studies before moving into theatre administration at the Sunderland Empire and Royal & Derngate Theatres in Northampton.
In 2005, following redundancy from the Theatres, Annie moved into 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 after a restructure of the Professional Service departments at the University, 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 closely with Administrative and Professional Services colleagues across the University to develop the programme at Northampton which now offers a significantly increased range of opportunities for staff and students to study and work abroad.
A strong believer in the benefits of collaboration as a force for influence and change, she continues to work with colleagues at Northampton and its Erasmus partners to identify and facilitate opportunities for collaborative activity. As a member of the HEURO (Association of Higher Education European Officers) Committee for some years, she is particularly keen to share the knowledge and experience she has gained over the years to support colleagues in the sector, particularly those who are new in the field of Erasmus and mobility.
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.
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, responsible for internationalisation, alumni engagement and fundraising, as well as corporate engagement and international accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA).
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 set-up co-tutelles and research-focused partnerships, managed Double/Dual programmes with European and Chinese partner institutions and initiated faculty wide set-ups of academic/staff exchanges.
Gabriele has presented at numerous various national and international conferences on topics such as internationlisation of the curriculum, international programme collaborations and recruitment partnerships. 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).
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.