We’ve been working in the ‘golden age of universities’

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14 February 2019

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We held our first members’ seminar of 2019 yesterday. Joined by 80 colleagues from across the sector, it was a day filled with timely reminders about what’s important for international students, how the student landscape is changing and e...

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Investigating the mental health and wellbeing of global access students

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12 February 2019

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In the fourth part of our wellbeing series, we explore the University of Edinburgh’s research into mental health and wellbeing of global access students.   In the first year of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars programme the team no...

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Mindfulness for international students

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04 February 2019

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In the third part of our wellbeing series, we explore Bangor University’s mindfulness project for international students.  Having found that fewer international students than home students were taking part in their Mindfulness sessions, B...

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Importance of food to support international students' transition to the UK

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29 January 2019

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We all know about the link between food and wellbeing, but the second in our series focuses on the role food plays in supporting international students to transition to life in the UK. 'Having familiar foods helps settle you in and combat homesickne...

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Improving access to university counselling services for international students

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21 January 2019

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In January and February 2019 we’re focusing on resources to support international students’ wellbeing. The first of our mini series is University of Plymouth’s research ‘reaching out to enhance the wellbeing of international s...

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Facing Blue Monday: resources to support international students’ wellbeing

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14 January 2019

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Monday 21 January is Blue Monday, a day with the unenviable status of ‘most depressing day of the year’. After a long festive break it’s no surprise that the beginning of a new year can be a struggle for many. For those of us workin...

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Changing Lives for Good in 2018. A snapshot of the year!

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14 December 2018

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With the end of 2018 approaching, we thought we’d take a look back at the activities that took place in our 50th anniversary year. Thanks to all our members who continue to engage with us, support us and have taken part in our celebrations. Co...

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Enhancing the international student experience – a UUK, UUKi and UKCISA event

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16 November 2018

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Continuing our 50th celebrations in the week of International Students’ Day, this event gave delegates the opportunity to share experiences, challenges and insights into international student experience. We heard examples from Anders Hagstr&ou...

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HOSTUK: a unique cultural experience for international students – join today

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10 August 2018

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While our UKCISA members are finalising orientation and welcome week plans, we spoke to colleagues about using short stays with families to support, and promote, international student experience in their universities. Polly Penter, International Stu...

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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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