Further Education and the International Market
01 Dec 2009
Held in central London

Bringing together leaders in FE, this conference examined the operation and impact of the PBS. Delegates also heard how colleges and providers are developing long-term strategies to build partnerships, compete for international students and understand the demands of international markets.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary, Editor, Policy Review Magazine
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Matthew Anderson, Director, TVET UK
Developing an international strategy for UK FE

10:30
Jane Scott Paul, Chief Executive, AAT
Threats and opportunities - making transnational education work for UK FE

10:50
Brian Lister, Principal and Chief Executive, Stevenson College Edinburgh (AoC Beacon Award winner for International Student Support)
Meeting the needs of international students

11:05
Questions and discussion Session 1
11:10
Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State for Borders and Immigration
Keynote address

11:25
Phil Woolas MP, Minister of State for Borders and Immigration
Question and answer

11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Key issues seminars: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman, Home Affairs Select Committee
Keynote address

14:15
Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP Chairman, Home Affairs Select Committee
Question and answer

14:20
Panel discussion: Enhancing reputation and ensuring quality
Dr Alison Birkenshaw, Chair, FE Reputation Strategy Group and member 157 Group Member Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Dominic Scott, Chief Executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Dr Gina Hobson, Chief Executive , British Accreditation Council

15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Key issues seminars: Session 4