UK Students Abroad
20 Apr 2011
Generating new revenue models; improve international mobility. Held at Westminster Studio, London SW1 Sponsored by i-graduate Supported by the British Council

Headline Speakers

This conference looked at the academic, career and personal development for students. It also explored support for students, various schemes, partnerships and exchange programmes, and what the benefits of studying abroad means for the student, the UK university and the UK economy as a whole.

Programme
10:00
Tim Gore OBE, Director of Global Networks and Communities, University of London
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
William Archer, Director, i-graduate, Director, i-graduate
How international study changes lives?

10:30
Motivations and experiences of UK students studying abroad
Dr Fiona Smith, University of Dundee; Dr Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex

10:50
Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans, Director of Marketing and Communications; Spokesperson of the Executive Board, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Bologna: forming HEI partnerships and attracting international students

11:10
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 1
11:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Gretchen Dobson, Senior Associate Director, Domestic and International Programs, Tufts University, USA
Leveraging networks abroad: beneficial for students, staff and faculties

12:05
Pat Killingley, Director, Higher Education and Education UK, British Council
Erasmus and partnerships programmes: the role of the British Counci

12:25
Success stories in international student exchange
Dörte Stevenson, Head of International Exchanges Unit, Student Services, University of Sheffield; Kate Morse, Head of International, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University.

12:45
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Rachel Winzer, Director of Research, 1994 Group
Best practice: partnerships between universities and organisations abroad

14:20
Panel discussion: UK domiciled students studying abroad
Tim Gore OBE, Director of Global Networks and Communities, University of London; Christina Yan Zhang, International Students Officer, National Union of Students; Zoya Zaitseva, World MBA Tour Operations Director, QS Ltd.

15:00
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 3
15:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:45
Seminar 1: Standing out from the crowd: how students can make their skills better understood
Frazer Wallace, Co-ordinator, UK’s National Europass Centre

15:45
Seminar 2: UK students and opportunities in Australia
Kathleen Devereaux, Senior Business Development Manager, Education Sector, Australian Trade Commission; Laura Higgins, Education Manager, Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Embassy and Mission to the European Communities.