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 ukcisa.org.uk/members-booking

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

 

9.30  Registration and coffee
 10.00

Opening remarks 

Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services

 10.15  

The Big Picture – What does the future hold?

Andrew Plant, College International Manager, NTU Global

followed by Q and A

 11.00

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. University of Leeds Students' Union, Katharine Missin & Richard Clark

 11.30

Networking and refreshments

 11.45

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

 11.45

Are we listening and are we missing anything?

International student panel

12.45

Networking lunch

14.00
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
14.30

Member response and discussion Q&A/panel session

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

Participants include:

  • 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
15.15

Refreshment break

15.30

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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