Members' Seminar 13 March (Manchester)

 Join us on 13 March at Principal Manchester to network with colleagues and learn the latest developments from the sector.

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. You can book your place to make sure you don't miss out on this event at

The schedule for the day is (schedule and timings  may change):


9.30  Registration and coffee

Opening remarks 

Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services


The Big Picture – What does the future hold?

Andrew Plant, College International Manager, NTU Global

followed by Q and A


Presentations on projects and research

STRIDE: Social Transitions Research into International Doctoral Experiences. University of Manchester (formerly at Open University), Jenna Mittelmeier

Global Community Project. Leeds University Union, Katharine Missin & Richard Clark


Networking and refreshments


Round table discussions - what can we learn and what can we improve?


Are we listening and are we missing anything?

Chair and introduction: Yinbo Yu, NUS International Student rep.

International student panel with students from Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and University of Manchester


Networking lunch

Immigration focus - Future Borders and Immigration system
  • David Ramsbotham, Head of Sponsorship/Visa & Citizenship Operations/PBS & Citizenship, UKVI
  • Brent Ellis, Lead on Tier 4 sponsorship, UKVI

Member response and discussion Q&A/panel session

Chair: Kate Dodd, UKCISA Board member and independent HE consultant


  • Richard Melia, Head of Home Office Compliance, University of Salford
  • Helen Clews Adviser, External Relations (Visas), Education and Society, British Council
  • Marianne Davis, Head of Immigration Services, University of Warwick
  • Hannah Brian, Deputy Chief Executive (Student Engagement), Leeds University Union

Refreshment break


Member services, grants, research and good practice. What do you want from UKCISA?

Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services, UKCISA

Q&A, comments and suggestions from colleagues

 16.00  Final remarks and close

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