London Members' Seminar 13 February

The draft programme for the London event on 13 February at Woburn House (UUK’s headquarters) is now available starting with a ‘big picture’ presentation by Vincenzo Raimo (PVC at Reading and Chair of the UCAS International Advisory Group), followed by a Home Office update session (‘The Bill and the Brexit’) and then an opportunity for discussion and responses led by UKCISA Board members. 

In the afternoon the day will focus on good practice with numbers of examples, delegates will hear from a student panel and see what ideas and recommendations we can develop together for the coming year.

So do come and join in and share your views and opinions.  We have set the fee at just £50 per person (to cover venue costs and lunch) to enable as many as possible from both HE and FE to attend - but we would advise colleagues to register as soon as possible as places will be limited.  

The draft schedule for the day is:

9.30  Registration and coffee

Opening remarks 

Dominic Scott, Chief Executive and Julie Allen, Director Policy and Services


The Big Picture – What does the future hold?

Vincenzo Raimo, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), University of Reading


Immigration focus - The Bill and the Brexit

Paul Jeffrey or Paul Regan, Home Office Migration Policy Unit

 11.15 Coffee break

Member response – Q&A/panel session with UKCISA Board members

Chair: Dr Sonal Minocha, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Bournemouth University
Participants to include:

  • Mark Allen, International Director, East Sussex College
  • Lynsey Bendon, Head of Student Services, London Metropolitan University
  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London
  • Ruth Sweeney, Head of International Student Advice, Kings College London
  • Sara Dyer, Head of International Student Support, University of Sussex
 12.45 Lunch
 13.30 Member services, grants, research and good practice
Julie Allen, Director Policy and Services


Examples of recent projects

  • Trinity Laban 
  • Reading 
  • Sussex 
 Round table discussions – what can we learn and what can we improve?
15.00 Refreshment break

Are we listening and are we missing anything?

International student panel


Future plans – So what more can UKCISA do, as a membership organization and as a community?

Q&A, comments and suggestions from colleagues

Dominic Scott, Chief Executive

 16.15  Final remarks and close

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