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Our Featured Events

The IC Collective

The IC Collective is our flagship event for senior international education professionals to learn, share and debate in an interactive, supportive and friendly environment. We secure high profile speakers and global influencers, who are experts in specific areas of internationalisation and global engagement. A diverse mix of participants are invited to bring their fresh and unique perspectives to the conversations. The content is topical and thought-provoking, of mutual interest to all attendees and designed to equip you with the tools and expertise to excel in your role. IC Collectives are also an opportunity to network with speakers and peers, enhance your professional development, discover best practice and explore the critical issues impacting the sector NOW.

The IC Collective event on international student employability was a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the UK and learn about innovative practice to support the employability of international graduates

Anne Marie GrahamChief Executive, UKCISA

The IC Collective was an excellent event as the thought-provoking content was laser focused on the most pressing topics we're currently facing. Not only the speakers, but every participant made a valuable contribution to the debate. I was also able to gather the views of a diverse group of people on a number of new developments and this was hugely beneficial too. All in all, it'll probably be the best event I attend this year and it was only the second week of January!

Stephen WilliamsNottingham Trent University, Director of NTU Global

The workshop style and relaxed format allowed everyone to contribute and participate in the conversation. The event, as always with The IC Global, was insightful and uplifting. As a contributor, I felt that the content was co-created in discussion with everyone in the room. It was a rewarding experience, and it was a delight to be part of it.

Janet IlievaDirector and Founder, Education Insight

A wonderful event which provided stimulating insights into a series of topics impacting international Higher Education. Excellent speakers and the perfect environment to share thoughts and ideas with colleagues from the sector.

Dörte StevensonGlobal HE Consultant, Dörte Stevenson Consulting and an IC Global Fellow

The IC Collective event held in January 2024 was one of the most useful, insightful and timely events I have attended for quite some time. Re-engaging with HEI peers from across the sector, in a supportive space created by The IC Collective, enabled a sharing of current issues in the true spirit of collegiality. Well done, IC Global.

James RichardsonDirector of Global Development and Partnerships, Sheffield Hallam University

Many thanks, IC Global team for an extremely informative and valuable in-person conference. The sessions were both engaging and timely, and resulted in lively discussion with senior peers from across other UK universities and related organisations.

Lucy ThomasGlobal Engagement Director, Marketing and Communications, Royal Holloway, University of London

Our Recurring Events

The IC Global Cafés

The IC Global Cafés provide international education sector professionals with best practice and advice from global experts and influencers.

The IC Cafés

These IC Cafés are targeted to Heads, Directors, PVCs/VPs of International and Global Engagement, and professionals working for an institution.

The complimentary IC Cafés connect sector experts from around the world, creating networking, learning, coaching and mentoring opportunities. They are a collaborative community for education professionals to share, debate and learn with and from each other.

By joining The IC Global Community, you will receive The IC Global newsletters and you will be invited to IC Global Cafés and IC Cafés (for those who are Heads, Directors and senior managers).

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The IC CafĂ© has provided a very cozy, friendly, and refreshing space enabling international professionals to share our struggles, seek for mutual support during challenging times as well as celebrating the success in the sector. Very grateful for Sirin and Charlene’s efforts and dedication to the betterment of the international education sector. We feel being part of a global community when we are in The IC."

May Ye, Deputy Head of International Student RecruitmentBrunel University London, UK

...and this Café helps me to appreciate that we are all in the same boat....this forum is a real support and will become more invaluable I am sure as we go along this bumpy new path
so great the cafe is truly international."

Anne Moore, Business Development ManagerUCL Centre for Languages & International Education, University College London, UK

The work you are doing through the IC CafĂ© is hugely generous and important in helping other professionals to adapt to massive change – to provide some much-needed thought leadership, and a supportive platform for people to show up and share.

Leina Shi, Director EducationBritish Council China

The opportunity to hear from others within the sector, share examples of how we are overcoming the challenges faced through innovation and agility, and just the chance to have a cuppa and take a break from meetings, has been immensely enjoyable and informative. The Tuesday morning sessions are a highlight of my week and I am sure have contributed enormously to wellbeing across the sector.

Andréa Edwards, Director Global Relations and ResearchUniversity of Birmingham

Previous Events

Social Media 07.05.2024

The IC Global Café: Peak Performance: Mastering Work-Life Balance for Optimal Results

| Event, Previous IC Global CafĂ©, Recurring, The IC Global CafĂ© | No Comments Join a conversation with our speakers who will take you through some easy and practical steps to help you to manage your stress levels, achieve a better balance in your…
Social Media with speakers 23.04.2024

The IC Global CafĂ©: The impact of HE partnerships in India: The ACU’s Experience

| Event, Previous IC Global CafĂ©, Recurring, The IC Global CafĂ© | No Comments Guest speakers will discuss: The ACU’s perspective on nurturing enduring partnerships in India; best approaches to collaboration in India; examples of partnerships in India; The value and positive impact of…
Social Media with speakers 12.03.2024(2)final

The IC Global Café: The Power and Impact of Pathways

| Event, Previous IC Global CafĂ©, Recurring, The IC Global CafĂ© | No Comments Guest speakers will discuss the value and benefits of a pathway degree to international students and partner universities, including the cost of living savings for international students studying on an…
Social Media with speakers (5.03.2024)

The IC Global CafĂ©: Celebrating International Women’s Day #InspireInclusion

| Event, Previous IC Global Café, Recurring, The IC Global Café | No Comments Guest speakers from different parts of the world will inspire, support and challenge your thinking.
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The IC Café: The rise of Transnational Research: a spotlight on China

| Event, Previous IC Café, Recurring, The IC Café | No Comments Guest speaker will explore: Principles for international research partnerships, mechanisms for funding, policies for managing risk in partnerships and will provide an institutional case study.
The IC Café: Enhancing International Student Recruitment: Reflect, Collaborate and Act

The IC Café: Enhancing International Student Recruitment: Reflect, Collaborate and Act

| Event, Previous IC CafĂ©, Recurring, The IC CafĂ© | No Comments At this IC CafĂ© our speakers will be sharing their predictions and observations of the current academic year impacting on international student recruitment and partnerships, including Government policy changes, new…
IC Café 03.10.2023

The IC CafĂ©: ‘Defining and projecting a distinctive international narrative for your university’

| Event, Previous IC CafĂ©, Recurring, The IC CafĂ© | No Comments This IC CafĂ© 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…
The IC Café Speakers 19.09.2023

The IC CafĂ©: ‘PVC-I’s Voices: What’s the plan for the new academic year?’

| Event, Previous IC CafĂ©, Recurring, The IC CafĂ© | No Comments This CafĂ© 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…
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