This IC Café will explore how universities around the world are creating innovative ways of defining and presenting their standout strengths and messages, especially when it comes to capturing a unifying purpose and a sense of distinctive global mission and impact.
This Café will focus on UK institutions’ approaches to internationalisation for the current academic year, predictions for the year ahead and observations on key international education issues from the perspective of PVC-Is at UK universities.
With the growth of students studying Foundation Programmes with private providers and the decline of student numbers at in-house programmes, what are the future trends for Foundation Programmes? How has the foundation market and those that provide them evolved?
With the rise of internationally mobile students from Sub-Saharan Africa, foreign exchange and currency instability and the recent UK Government’s decision of international students studying taught master’s courses in the UK not being able to bring dependents, what are the implications of this on international student recruitment and the region?
The undergraduate international student recruitment ecosystem is crowded and complex, with many potential and overlapping pathways for overseas students to enter UK higher education. The diversity of channels can create confusion for students, looking to source trustworthy information, and uncertainty for institutions, seeking to invest limited resources.
This meeting-style, interactive IC Café will include breakout room discussions with attendees on pre-selected topics. Jamie will talk about UUKi’s recent work on international students, including the economic impact, #weareinternational and recent Government policy changes. Please note that the session will specifically be focused on the UK.