Further Education Colleges and International Markets
14 Oct 2010
5th Annual Conference held in central London

This conference brought together leaders, marketers, admission and recruitment directors and others from FE colleges from across the UK to discuss new marketing and recruitment strategies, websites, new technologies and working with agents and partner with colleges abroad.

Programme
10:00
Dominic Scott, Chief Executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Matthew Anderson, Executive Director, TVET UK
Why should colleges think internationally?

10:30
Meeting international student expectations
Huw Evans OBE, Principal, Llandrillo College Louise Jowett, Director of International Student Recruitment, Llandrillo College

10:50
Paula Whittle, Principal and Chief Executive, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
The international student experience

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Seminar 1: Working with overseas agents and partners
Patrick Casey, International Director, Edexcel

12:00
Seminar 2: The use of social media in attracting overseas students
Ian Morgan, Head of Education, Penna Barkers

12:00
Seminar 3: Management Information Systems for recruitment and retention
Louise Jowett, Director of International Student Recruitment, Llandrillo College

12:45
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Christina Yan Zhang, International Students Officer, National Union of Students
Integrating the international student, making the most of cultural diversity

14:30
Ian Bassett, Head of NARIC Services Group, UK NARIC
Enhancing reputation; ensuring quality

14:50
Bharat Pamnani, Assistant Director, Partnership and Engagement Manager, temporary Migration, UK Border Agency
Immigration policy for overseas students

15:10
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 4: Breaking into new markets
Matthew Anderson, Executive Director, TVET UK

15:30
Seminar 5: Introduction and induction for international students
Paula Whittle, Principal and Chief Executive, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College Catherine Vines, Head of International. Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

15:30
Seminar 6: The visa application process and PBS
Charlotte Taylor, Programme Manager, Customers and Communications International Group, UK Border Agency