Day 3: reflections on the past and challenges for the future

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29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. After two intensive days of debate on current issues, concerns and opportunities, early morning yoga eased us in to the fina...

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Day 2: changing lives for good - as a collective

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29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Packed with 30 parallel sessions, delegates had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, from a 3-hour cross-cultur...

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Day 1: what it’s like to be an international student in the UK in 2018

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28 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Out of a UKCISA-record-breaking 460 delegates, nearly a quarter are new this year. We kicked off our 50th anniversary conferen...

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Volunteer for Success: local volunteering to change lives for good

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26 April 2018

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Following the removal of part time work rights for Tier 4 students in the publicly funded further education sector in 2015, Edinburgh College used a UKCISA grant to launch ‘Volunteer for Success’. This project differentiated between volun...

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London members’ seminar: best practice and findings about international student experience

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19 April 2018

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More than 80 of our members joined our international student experience seminar on 12 April in London.  We were joined by Yinbo Yu, International Students’ Officer at NUS. He spoke enthusiastically about the importance of international st...

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University mental health day: a round up of useful resources for institutions

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01 March 2018

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1 in 4 students experience mental health issues in the UK, according to a survey of students by YouGov. For international students, being away from home, experiencing a different culture and possibly speaking in a different language can have added pr...

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Encouraging peace and friendship – changing lives for good

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23 February 2018

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International students in Manchester are broadening the horizons of children from the age of five thanks to the International Society’s work in the local community. Their One Love School projects range from introducing secondary schoolchildren ...

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Best practice and key learning points from our latest student experience seminar

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20 February 2018

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Our highly successful Manchester Members’ Seminar took place on 13 February with almost 80 members in attendance.  The seminar featured five presentations about international student experience pilot projects and research funded by UKCISA....

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Changing Lives for Good by Writing Back

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14 February 2018

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We spoke to Georgina Binnie, Impact and Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Since 2014 she has led Writing Back, a campaign connecting local students to older residents in Yorkshire. After volunteering in a care home and teaching English s...

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Engaging with employability: pathways to post study work

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06 November 2017

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In September, Julie Allen (Director of Policy and Services) and I attended the AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) Annual Conference 2017 at The University of Nottingham. We ran an interactive one-hour workshop on Post study wor...

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