Sponsors & exhibitors

The UKCISA Conference is a three day annual conference for staff who support international students in UK further and higher education. The conference offers a wide choice of high quality workshops and presentations and networking opportunities.

A range of options are available for exhibiting and sponsoring at this flagship annual event.

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Current sponsors, exhibitors and media partners:


Validate is principal sponsor for the UKCISA Annual Conference 2017.

Validate ID Ltd is a privately-owned business specializing in document forensics and ID verification whose origins date back 25 years. Developed in partnership with the UK education sector, VALIDATE software is the market leading Right To Study and Right To Work solution.

IDP Education was originally established in 1969 as a not for profit organisation. Today we are a world leader in international student placement services. Our global reach is considerable with a network of 650 trained counsellors in over 90 offices across more then 30 countries.


Conference Gala dinner

29 June 7.30-9.30pm


IELTS is the world’s leading English language test for higher education and global migration; delivered at over 1100 locations in over 140 countries and accepted by over 10,000 organisations globally. Last year, over 2.9 million IELTS tests were taken by people seeking to demonstrate English language proficiency for education, migration or employment. The British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English language evidence jointly own IELTS.
Conference lanyards

INTO University Partnerships helps leading universities expand access for international students by creating supportive learning environments and delivering university-designed Pathway, English language and other programmes. Since 2006, INTO has launched

INTO is not an exhibitor.


5.45-6.45pm 28 June with Professor Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Exeter University

The Association of International Advisers (AISA) is a professional network providing regional and on line networking opportunities, support and training to colleagues working with international students.
Drinks reception on Wed 28 June 6.45-7.30pm
Established in 2014, the Immigration Compliance Network (ICN) provides a safe and supportive forum within which colleagues can share their ideas and concerns about compliance with (primarily) the Tier 4 sponsor requirements. 
Drinks reception on Wed 28 June 6.45-7.30pm

Cambridge English language evidence

Cambridge English language evidence is part of the University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million Cambridge English exams are taken each year in more than 130 countries. 

TrustID’s identity verification systems offer a quick and easy way for educational establishments to check student documents – passports, visas and biometric residence permits – at registration and when carrying out Tier 4 Visa checks throughout the year.  
The DataFlow Group is a leading global provider of specialised Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions, and background screening and immigration compliance services. The DataFlow Group partners with clients across the public and private sectors to assist them in mitigating potential risk by exposing fraudulent Education Degrees, Employment Certificates, Practice Licenses, Work Permits and Passports.

Over 40 universities, SUs & language schools have benefitted from Don’t be a tourist’s fully-led cultural excursions to increase engagement and add value to short course packages, pre-sessional courses, induction programmes, social programmes and during the holidays. Free up your time and reduce spending with our international student friendly trips.
www. dontbeatourist.co.uk

ETS, the global leader in educational assessments, develops and administers the most respected English-language test, the TOEFL® test. The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted test of its kind, with more than 10,000 institutions in over 130 countries. For more information, please visit www.ets.org/toefl/institutions

HOST provides international students in the UK the opportunity to spend a day, weekend, or three days at Christmas in the homes of volunteers across the country. A memorable highlight of many international students’ stay here, the visit offers cultural exchange, language practice, and a warm welcome to the UK.
Pearson is the world's leading education company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, our curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools, and testing programmes help to educate millions of people of all ages worldwide. PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. 
Tudor International has been providing a reliable and affordable shipping service for international students since our formation in 1991. We are well known within the UK university community for offering freight services by air, sea and road to thousands of destinations Worldwide.

Visit our website www.tudorfreight.com for more information.

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment,a department of the University of Cambridge.

Our aim is to offer a high quality online teaching experience to all of our Buddies, whether it is English conversation practice or utilising your academic degree to help your students achieve exceptional grades. We welcome everyone who loves to teach and to share their experience studying in the UK.
Unizest UniZest has launched the Aspire account which is an online UK e-current account and Visa debit card that is specifically designed to make the lives of these student less stressful, and to assist them in making the transition to the UK as smooth as possible.

Insure2Study Essential medical, travel and personal insurance policy for students studying overseas.
  • Worldwide coverage
  • 24/7 365 days a year multi-lingual help/claim line
  • Underwritten by Lloyds of London
  • 860,000 medical providers
  • 100,000 student clients
Times Higher Education (THE), is the authority in Higher Education, and has been an influential publication since 1971. THE’s World University Rankings are the most robust, balanced and influential of the global rankings, and attract a growing audience of over 24 million unique users each year. The majority of this audience are students, who look to THE’s rankings for insights and advice on one of the most important investments they’ll make in their lives.
The PIE is an independent media and recruitment company offering a market-leading portfolio of services for professionals working in international education. Keep up with industry news via The PIE News website, get insights into industry trends and hot topics via The PIE Review magazine, find new staff or your next move through The PIE Jobs board and executive search consultancy The PIE Talent, and make business connections via The PIE Plus. Sign up to The PIE Weekly newsletter to get the latest news and jobs delivered straight to your inbox each week.