Members' Seminar 13 February (London)

The London event on 13 February at Woburn House featured 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 discussion and responses led by UKCISA Board members. 

In the afternoon the day focused on good practice with numbers of examples from institutions. Delegates also heard from a student panel about how we can all improve international student experience.

You can view the programme for the day below or read our overview in a blog for members

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 Brexit

Paul Jeffrey, Home Office Migration Policy Unit

 11.15 Coffee break

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

Chair: Dominic Scott
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


Food, Health, Home and International students: presentations on projects and research

 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:

students from Kings College London, University of Sussex and Imperial College London


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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