The PGCert ISAS: Are you ready for it?

Blog for members
15 August 2019

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2019-20 is the final year of the UKCISA/ Nottingham University PG Cert in International Student Advice and Support will run. We talked to Echo Zhou who graduated from the PG Cert ISAS in 2018. She has worked as an International Student Adviser at th...

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Day three: international student ambassadors, GDPR, digital messaging and meet our new Chief Exec!

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05 July 2019

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Couldn't make it to conference this year? Just want to refresh your memory? Web and Communications Manager, Jane McCarthy, shares her thoughts on the final day. Please add any comments below!  After a self-guided walk around campus, we’re...

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Day two: Immigration White Paper, coaching techniques, EU settlement scheme and intercultural training

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04 July 2019

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Couldn't make it to conference this year? Just want to refresh your memory? Web and Communications Manager, Jane McCarthy, shares her thoughts on the second day. Please add any comments below!  A full day of learning today with 31 parallel sess...

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Day one: “The net migration target should be put out of it’s misery”

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04 July 2019

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Couldn't make it to conference this year? Just want to refresh your memory? Web and Communications Manager, Jane McCarthy, shares her thoughts on the first day. Please add any comments below!    This year we’re welcoming 350 delegat...

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Skills4Keele: learning resources for new international students

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16 May 2019

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In 2015-16 Keele University ran a pilot project using UKCISA funding. The project aimed to create learning resources to enable students to consider their academic strengths and weaknesses, as well as explore any pre-conceived expectations to starting...

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Global voices in science: international students enhancing STEM learning and improving integration

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25 April 2019

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“International students show some of the things we talk about in science are a lot more complex, it [Global Voice programme] will help my students break out of their Eurocentric, British centric way of looking at things.” (Teaching staf...

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Teaching and learning: supporting international students to study in the UK

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10 April 2019

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Over the past five years a number of our grants scheme pilot projects and research have explored improving teaching and learning for international students, from supporting them to be more vocal in group work to helping them adjust to the UK educatio...

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STEPS in the right direction: a message for Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

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08 April 2019

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It was reassuring to hear Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation talk about the importance of supporting international students studying in the UK at the recent WonkHE conference on the Secret Life of Students on ...

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The power of collaboration. Students’ unions and institutions

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11 March 2019

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We spoke to Helen Quin, International Student Support Officer at the University of Sussex, and Natalie Sacks, Student Voice Manager at Sussex Students’ Union about how they have collaborated, what they’ve achieved together and their top t...

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How do family relationships impact on international students?

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27 February 2019

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The fifth and final part of our wellbeing series takes a look at Sheffield Hallam University and Stand Alone’s exploration into family relationships and what impact distance has on international students.    Having noted that previo...

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