The UK International Student Experience
04 Feb 2010
Maintaining a rise in international students. 2nd annual conference. To be held at Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This conference brought together senior education leaders involved in attracting international students and examined how to enhance the already world-class higher education experience they receive.

Keynote speaker: Rt Hon David Lammy MP

John O’ Leary, Editor, Policy Review Magazine
Introduction and welcome by Conference Chair

Professor Mike Mannion, Pro Vice-Chancellor International, Glasgow Caledonian University, THE Awards Winner 2008, outstanding support for overseas students
The value proposition for studying in the UK

Dr David Stevens, Head, International Office, University College London
Welcoming international students

Ian Lynes, Business Director, QS Unisolution Ltd
Engaging prospective international students online

Questions and discussion: Session 1
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Minister of State for Higher Educational and Intellectual Property, Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Keynote address

Jane Lowther, Assistant Director, Education UK Marketing, British Council
Working in partnership with education agents

Professor Paul Webley, Director and Principal, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Integrating students with different cultural backgrounds

Jeremy Oppenheim, Regional Director, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, National Lead for Temporary Migration, UK Border Agency
Visa applications and immigration

Questions and discussion: Session 2
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
Panel discussion: The battle for the talented student has begun – how can UK Higher Education Institutions differentiate themselves?
Paul Marshall, Executive Director, 1994 Group Dr Keith Sharp, Head, UK HE International Unit Peter Ingram, Head, International Office, University of Plymouth Christina Yan Zhang, National Executive, National Union of Students (NUS) Veronica Lasanowski, Senior Research and Marketing Officer, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Key issues seminar 1: Improve your CPD skills: Enhancing the international student experience
Dr Dave Burnapp, Course Leader and National Teaching Fellow, Northampton Business School