Member Seminars 2017-18

Last modified: 07 September 2018

Inspiring good practice through projects and research

In 2017-18 we brought members together in three cities to showcase some of the fantastic projects and research that UKCISA has recently funded.

We heard directly from colleagues about the projects and research they have recently completed or about their work in progress. We discussed ways in which the learning can be developed, utilised and disseminated to others in the sector.

Members also discussed current issues of concern in their work supporting international students in the UK. 

See presentations from London Member seminar on 12 April 2018

See presentations from Manchester Member seminar on 13 February 2018.

See presentations from the Glasgow Member Seminar on 23 November 2017.

Who attended?

Primary contacts were able to nominate up to two members per institution to attend for free. We were keen to encourage staff from a variety of departments to join the discussions:

  • All staff who work with international students (staff in recruitment, welfare, libraries, careers, counselling, compliance, registry, academic support, teaching and learning, policy and planning and staff and/or reps from students’ unions).
  • those with responsibility for enhancing the student experience in their institution
  • those who are interested in developing and sharing good practice in their institution
  • those who would like to submit a bid for funding from UKCISA in the future

London

Last modified: 30 April 2018

Friends House, London

12 April 2018, 11-4pm

Draft London schedule:


11-11.30  Registration
11.30-11.50

Welcome: Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services and Dominic Scott: Chief Executive, UKCISA

'A positive international student experience', Yinbo Yu, NUS International Students' Officer

11.50-12.50

Presentations, Q and A on projects and research. Hear directly from colleagues about the projects and research they have recently completed or about their work in progress and ask questions.

  • Lincoln University Students’ Union, Rachal Lilley, Jennifer Barnes, Sophia Liu
    Are Students’ Union activities, events & opportunities (including academic) accessible and do international students engage in these? Why/ Why Not? 
       Lincoln University Students Union.pdf
  • Durham University, Terri Edwards
    International students as Curriculum Advisers for academic writing courses: developing and implementing staff-student partnerships
      Durham slides.pdf
  • Essex University, Helen Standage and James Rodwell
    Using design thinking to enhance the international student experience and their understanding of employability 
       Essex University.pdf
1.00-1.45  Lunch
1.45-2.45
  • Northumbria University, Joy Grenyer
    “Getting it right first time” An entry clearance toolkit for overseas staff 
      Northumbria University.pdf
  • Nottingham Trent University, Clare Newstead
    Global Voices in Science Programme

Nottingham Trent University.pdf

2.45-3.00 Break
3.00-3.45  Group discussion on applying good practice
3.45-4.00 Conclusions, recommendations and actions

 Download the programme

Manchester

Last modified: 15 February 2018

The Principal Manchester

13 February 2018, 11-4pm

Draft Manchester schedule :

11-11.30 Registration
11.30-11.50

Welcome: Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services, UKCISA

A Challenging Environment? Dominic Scott, Chief Executive UKCISA

11.50-12.50

Presentations, Q and A on projects and research.

  • Royal Northern College of Music, Jean Ammar and Dr Fabrice Fitch
    Engagement with Learning for International Students in a Conservatoire
       RNCM.pdf
  • Sheffield University, Fang Zheng
    Exploring the use of ‘WeChat’ as a social media tool to engage Chinese students
       University of Sheffield.pdf
  • Sheffield Hallam University, Jacqueline Stevenson
    Mobilising family support: implications for the academic resilience of international students
      Sheffield Hallam.pdf
1.00-1.45  Lunch
1.45-2.30
  • York St John University, Simon Ganderton and Jess Franklin
    Global Campus at York St John: grassroots internationalisation created by students for students
       York St John.pdf
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Khawla Badwan
    Between expectations and lived experiences: international students recruitment strategies and their impact on students’ academic and social experiences in UK HE
      MMU.pdf
2.30-2.45 Break
2.45-3.45 Group discussion on applying good practice
3.45-4.00 Conclusions, recommendations and actions

 

Glasgow

Last modified: 13 December 2017

University of Strathclyde

23 November 2017, 1pm-4.30pm

The UKCISA Members’ Seminars are key events for anyone with interest in international student issues. They are also an important opportunity for you to develop and maintain local networks and communities and for UKCISA to keep in touch with your issues and concerns.

The Glasgow Seminar provided a fantastic opportunity to hear from colleagues who were funded by UKCISA to run a pilot project or carry out research.

The presentations are available to download in the schedule for the day:

1pm-1.30 Registration and buffet lunch
1.30-1.45
  • Welcome: Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice-Principal International and Director of Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh and UKCISA Board member.
  • Introductory remarks: representative from the Scottish Govt (confirmed)
  • Outline of the afternoon and the UKCISA projects and research scheme: Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services, UKCISA
1.45-3.15

Presentations, Q and A on projects and research. Hear directly from colleagues about the projects and research they have recently completed or about their work in progress and ask questions:

3.15-3.30 Refreshment break
3.30-4.15 Group discussion on applying good practice
4.15-4.30

Conclusions, recommendations and actions
Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice-Principal International and Director of Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh


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