Enhancing International Student Recruitment: Reflect, Collaborate and Act
At various points in the international student recruitment cycle, it is often wise to pause and reassess our strategy and direction.
- What has changed in the external environment?
- Are there any new challenges emerging?
- Are our peers and colleagues grappling with similar issues?
At this online Café our speakers, working in similar roles to your own, will be sharing their predictions and observations of the current academic year impacting on international student recruitment and partnerships, including Government policy changes, new initiatives and best practice.
Our expert speakers
Catriona McCarthy, Director for Global Engagement at Ulster University and Chair of BUILA
Catriona is BUILA Chair and Director for Global Engagement at Ulster University. She has spent more than 20 years in the internationalisation of Higher Education, having previously worked for a number of Scottish Universities.
Catriona serves as a member of both the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) International Advisory Group and of the the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) Strategic Advisory Committee. She is a Non-Exec Director at Ireland’s largest overseas aid charity, sits on the Advisory Board of two successful Ed Tech companies and is a member of the Visit Belfast Ambassador Circle Steering Group.
Francis Glover, Deputy Director – International at De Montfort University.
In March 2024, Francis Glover will take up a new role as Director of Global Recruitment at Oxford Brookes University. He is currently Deputy Director – International, at De Montfort University. Prior to this, he held various roles at universities in London, including Head of International at the University of Greenwich, and held market responsibility, partnerships, and student experience positions at London South Bank University. He has completed a part-time MA in Education Policy, which focused on policy impacting international student recruitment at King’s College London. Alongside this, he is an elected member of the BUILA Executive.