Skills4Keele: learning resources for new international students

Blog for members
16 May 2019

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In 2015-16 Keele University ran a pilot project using UKCISA funding. The project aimed to create learning resources to enable students to consider their academic strengths and weaknesses, as well as explore any pre-conceived expectations to starting...

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Welcome from UKCISA’s new Chief Executive, Anne Marie Graham

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I’m delighted to join UKCISA as Chief Executive. It’s a privilege to join such a successful and valued organisation, with a mission that inspires and motivates me. In my roles at Universities UK and the Association of Commonwealth Univers...

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Book a unique HOST visit to celebrate at the end of your exams

Blog for students
26 April 2019

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We thought this message from HOST might be useful to all international students:  Dear International Student, We know you are in the midst of exams working at your most intensive, but you need to consider how best to celebrate the end of your ...

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Global voices in science: international students enhancing STEM learning and improving integration

Blog for members
25 April 2019

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“International students show some of the things we talk about in science are a lot more complex, it [Global Voice programme] will help my students break out of their Eurocentric, British centric way of looking at things.” (Teaching staf...

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Plan, practice and prepare: our top tips for exam success

Blog for students
18 April 2019

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‘Exam time;’ a phrase that can instil fear and anxiety in any language!  At UKCISA we know that exam season is a particularly stressful time so we’ve put together some tips to help reduce any anxiety and help you prepare: &nbs...

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Teaching and learning: supporting international students to study in the UK

Blog for members
10 April 2019

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Over the past five years a number of our grants scheme pilot projects and research have explored improving teaching and learning for international students, from supporting them to be more vocal in group work to helping them adjust to the UK educatio...

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STEPS in the right direction: a message for Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Blog for members
08 April 2019

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It was reassuring to hear Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation talk about the importance of supporting international students studying in the UK at the recent WonkHE conference on the Secret Life of Students on ...

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The power of collaboration. Students’ unions and institutions

Blog for members
11 March 2019

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We spoke to Helen Quin, International Student Support Officer at the University of Sussex, and Natalie Sacks, Student Voice Manager at Sussex Students’ Union about how they have collaborated, what they’ve achieved together and their top t...

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"If I could travel back in time, I would be more proud of my cultural background"

Blog for students
06 March 2019

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The following is an account from Sha Zhou, international student at King’s College London, about studying in the UK, accessing counselling and overcoming isolation. "It was in September 2014 when I first set foot in Britain at the age of 2...

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How do family relationships impact on international students?

Blog for members
27 February 2019

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The fifth and final part of our wellbeing series takes a look at Sheffield Hallam University and Stand Alone’s exploration into family relationships and what impact distance has on international students.    Having noted that previo...

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