Improving International Student Experience: Understanding the winds of change #iise
22 Jan 2013
Broadcast live from London

Headline Speakers

The contribution of international students to the UK is enormous; culturally, academically and financially. The UK retains a substantial reputation for attracting and retaining international students from across the globe, but competition is intensifying.

Recent policy changes to international student visa regulations in the UK, and emerging challenges from key competitors teaching in English - particularly in the United States, Australia and Europe - mean that the environment for international student recruitment in the UK is facing a tough period for growing student numbers.

Bad headlines in relation to the international student experience and recruitment have also had an impact on the reputation of UK higher education abroad. 

Watch the exchange between the UEA Vice Chancellor and the Home Office on the student visa debate

On-line discussion of the exchange here

 

 

Programme
09:50
Aaron Porter, HE Consultant and Journalist
Welcome and introduction

10:00
Beatrice Merrick, Director of Services and Research, UK Council for International Student Affairs
A changing landscape for recruiting and delivering on the international student experience in the UK

10:20
Glyn Williams, Head of Migration Policy, Home Office
Student immigration policy

10:40
Professor Edward Acton, Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia
Making the case for the UK as a world class destination for international student;
including questions and discussion

10:50
Full exchange between UEA and Home Office
http://www.policyreview.tv/video/866/6400?queue=1158

11:15
Break
11:45
Pat Killingley, Director of Higher Education and Education UK, British Council
Building strategic links for the UK abroad

12:05
Dr Catherine Montgomery, Reader in Education, Hull University
Social networks and the international student experience

12:25
Vincenzo Raimo, Director International Office, University of Nottingham
International students and agents

12:45
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Break
14:00
Daniel Stevens, International Students’ Officer, National Union of Students
Meeting the expectations of international students

14:20
Gretchen Dobson, Global Strategist, Go Global LLC
International Student and Alumni Relationships: Building a Lifelong Network at Home and Abroad

14:40
Dr Fabrizio Trifirò, Development Officer, The Quality Assurance Agency of Higher Education
A quality framework to safeguard the international student experience

14:55
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Break
15:20
Key issue seminars
One of the following key issue seminars will be broadcast live

15:20
Promoting an equitable learning experience for international students
Dr Helen May, Academic Lead for Internationalisation and Strategic Change, Higher Education Academy

16:30
End of broadcast