Members' Seminar 8 May (Glasgow)

Join us on 8 May for our Glasgow Members' Seminar. Hear from a range of speakers to get latest updates from the sector and network with colleagues from a range of institutions and students' unions. 

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 draft schedule for the day is below. Schedule and timings may change:


9.30  Registration and refreshments

Opening remarks 

Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services at UKCISA and Nic White, Scottish Government


The Big Picture. What does the future hold?

Alan Mackay Deputy Vice-Principal International and Director of Edinburgh Global.


Immigration focus - Future Borders and Immigration system

David Ramsbotham, Head of Sponsorship/Visa & Citizenship Operations/PBS & Citizenship, UKVI


Networking and refreshments


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

Participants include:

  • Ulrike Peter, Universities Scotland
  • Emma Meredith, Association of Colleges
  • Ian MacLellan, University of Strathclyde
  • Susan Scott, University of Dundee and STRATOS co-chair



Networking lunch

Member services, grants, research and good practice

Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services


Presentations on projects and research 

STRIDE: Social Transitions Research into International Doctoral Experiences. University of Manchester (formerly at Open University), Jenna Mittelmeier and University of Dundee, Professor Divya Jindal-Snape

Using social media effectively to engage with your students. University of Strathclyde, Suzanne Faulkner


Roundtable discussions - what can we learn and what can we improve?


Refreshment break


International student panel: are we listening and are we missing anything?
Chair: Anne Marie Graham, UKCISA Chief Executive

Featuring students from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Stirling


Future plans - what more can UKCISA do, as a membership organisation and as a community?

Q&A, comments and suggestions from colleagues


Final remarks and close

Anne Marie Graham and Julie Allen