International Partnerships; Transnational Education - delivering UK Higher Education worldwide
16 Apr 2012
Eversheds LLP Headquarters, 1 Wood Street, London EC2

Headline Speakers


There are now more students studying for a qualification from a UK university abroad than there are international students in the UK, according to a recent report by the UK Higher Education International and Europe Unit.

The rise of transnational education (TNE) offers unprecedented international expansion and partnership opportunities to UK Higher Education Institutions. Options include dual and joint degrees, blended and e-learning, accreditation and validation, and branch campuses. However, this also requires HEIs to address important quality assurance and student experience issues around these programmes and partnerships.

Viewers of this conference will gain insight into delivering transnational education in all its forms, including negotiating and maintaining successful partnerships with overseas institutions, and the possibilities offered by developing markets and new models of learning.

Mike Baker, Journalist and Broadcaster
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair (Session One: International; Transnational)

Professor Robin Middlehurst, Director for Strategy, Research and International, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education; Advisory Board Member, The Observatory of Borderless Higher Education
Emerging issues (Session One: International; Transnational)

Vincenzo Raimo, Director, International Office, University of Nottingham
Expanding into developing international markets

Jo Attwooll, Policy Advisor, UK Higher Education International and Europe Unit
Transnational education: HE Global and other opportunities

Kevin Van-Cauter, Higher Education Adviser, British Council
Transnational Education – an overview of current and emerging markets for the UK

Panel discussion, questions and comments
(Session One: International; Transnational)

Refreshments and networking
Tim Gore OBE, Director of Global Networks and Communities, University of London
Models of engagement: dealing with risk

Nick Saunders, Senior Associate Practice Lawyer, Eversheds LLP
Initiating partnerships and joint ventures (Session Two: Strategy)

Questions and discussion: Session Two
Buffet lunch and networking
Dr Kate Clarke, The Open University (Director, Validation Services) and member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Validating Universities (CVU)
Validating UK awards in a transnational context

Bill Rammell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth
Student mobility and employability (Session Three: The Student Experience)

Paul Marshall, Chief Executive, Association of Business Schools
Smaller Scale TNE activity (Session Three: The Student Experience)

Questions, comment and discussion
(Session Three: The Student Experience)

Refreshments and networking
Christina Yan Zhang, International Students Officer, NUS
Student-led transnational education and international partnerships

John Fielden, Director, CHEMS Consulting; Co-author, A Guide to Offshore Staffing Strategies for UK Universities Report
Ensuring the quality of our offshore provision

Close of conference