Tips for working remotely during Covid-19 crisis

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09 April 2020

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There’s lots of advice available about working from home, but this is not just working from home – this is an incredibly challenging situation for all of us. Our Chief Executive, Anne Marie Graham reminded us we are 'at home, in a crisis, trying...

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Covid-19 update: growing hardships for international students

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08 April 2020

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It is undeniable that the coronavirus pandemic has had far reaching effects in the way we live our everyday lives. Many of us will now have transitioned to working from home, participating in virtual online meetings, home schooling our children and l...

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How to widen HE access for forced migrants

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18 October 2019

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Katya Ivanova is a Graduate Admissions Selector at the London School of Economics. She received her PhD in European Studies from the LSE European Institute in 2016. Katya’s experience and interests focus on widening access to under-represented grou...

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Moving to the UK was like moving to Mars: navigating culture shock

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25 September 2019

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Written by Wahida Ashiq, Founder of Great British Mag. The UK’s only weekly, digital magazine for international students. An international student once explained to me that moving to the UK felt like moving to Mars. Everything was alien, doing the...

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The PGCert ISAS: Are you ready for it?

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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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