Day 3: reflections on the past and challenges for the future

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29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. After two intensive days of debate on current issues, concerns and opportunities, early morning yoga eased us in to the fina...

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Day 2: changing lives for good - as a collective

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29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Packed with 30 parallel sessions, delegates had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, from a 3-hour cross-cultur...

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Day 1: what it’s like to be an international student in the UK in 2018

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28 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Out of a UKCISA-record-breaking 460 delegates, nearly a quarter are new this year. We kicked off our 50th anniversary conferen...

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University mental health day: a round up of useful resources for institutions

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01 March 2018

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1 in 4 students experience mental health issues in the UK, according to a survey of students by YouGov. For international students, being away from home, experiencing a different culture and possibly speaking in a different language can have added pr...

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Best practice and key learning points from our latest student experience seminar

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20 February 2018

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Our highly successful Manchester Members’ Seminar took place on 13 February with almost 80 members in attendance.  The seminar featured five presentations about international student experience pilot projects and research funded by UKCISA....

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Engaging with employability: pathways to post study work

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06 November 2017

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In September, Julie Allen (Director of Policy and Services) and I attended the AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) Annual Conference 2017 at The University of Nottingham. We ran an interactive one-hour workshop on Post study wor...

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The PG Cert in International Student Advice and Support – more fun than it looks!

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04 October 2017

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Daniel Tasker graduated from the PG Cert in International Student Advice and Support in 2017. He talked to UKCISA about his experience and what he has gained from the course. He offers an insight into what it’s like to study and work full-time ...

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Nottingham PG Cert ISAS - the domino effect

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18 September 2017

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Ally Layton-Bennett worked as International Student Support Officer at York St John University. Ally graduated from the PG Certificate in International Student Advice and Support in 2016.  Here, Ally talks about her reasons for ta...

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Day 3: research into wellbeing needs of international students and exploring what next for Tier 4 policy

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30 June 2017

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A spot of early morning yoga eased us into the final day of conference 2017.  Final sessions included a reality check of the net migration numbers, cultivating student entrepreneurs, reducing your refusal rate and integration and inclusion on ca...

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Day 2: a wealth of learning, mindfulness and EU panel discussion

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30 June 2017

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Fully into conference mode with six hours of sessions throughout the day after a guided walk around campus. Lots of learning – made more manageable with a mindfulness session in the middle! Massive thank you to all our members who delivered ...

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