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The IC Global Café

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Regional Insights into Sub-Saharan Africa

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 imminent launch of the first ever ranking of universities in Sub-Saharan Africa by Times Higher Education (THE) also puts a spotlight on this region. What partnership opportunities are available to institutions? What role does policy play when building collaborations with institutions and increasing international student recruitment? What’s the local context and pulse on the ground?

At this IC Global Café we are delighted to be joined by expert speakers from Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • Meekness Lunga Ayidu, Senior Regional Programme Manager: Higher Education (Sub-Saharan Africa), British Council
  • Kaozara Oyalowo, Policy Officer (Africa and the Middle East), UUKi
  • Stuart Rennie, Managing Director, SJRennie Consulting and Managing Director, AfaraEd and The IC Global Fellow

    How to identify, establish and manage successful externally funded scholarship programmes

    Our expert speaker Melissa Abache, Director of the International Office at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey and an IC Global Fellow gives advice on how to identify and engage with possible scholarship providers; looks into why and how sponsored student/scholarship programmes are beneficial for universities; and shares lessons learnt in establishing and managing externally funded or co-funded scholarship programmes in your institution for undergraduate or graduate programmes.

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      EU TNE and student mobility: what are the research and on the ground observations telling us?

      Our expert speakers Helen Etheridge, Higher Education and Science Lead for the EU Region at the British Council and Maria Tsakali, Head Thessaloniki office at the British Council Greece discuss student mobility, TNE, EU student numbers, British Council’s activities in Europe, and the Greece market.

      EU TNE and student mobility what are the research and on the ground observations telling us

        Reconnect with Europe: What is the future of European Student Recruitment

        In this IC Global Café our guest speaker, Helen Etheridge, Lead for Higher Education and Science for the EU at the British Council provides insights and data on current trends, increased competition, EU agents, employability, TNE and much more.

        Reconnect with Europe: What is the future of European Student Recruitment?

          Internationalisation at Home: The Student Experience

          In this IC Café, you can learn about practical and successful IAH initiatives and programmes and receive best practice examples from our expert speakers, Anthony Manning, Dean for Global and Lifelong Learning, University of Kent and Maria Hussain, Faculty International Tutor, University of Leeds.

          Internationalisation At Home: The Student Experience

            Internationalisation At Home: Student Employability

            Learn from our expert speaker, Kathy Daniels, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Aston University as we explored how Internationalisation at Home can have a positive impact on students’ graduate outcomes and employment opportunities.

            Internationalisation at Home: Student Employability

              The Value of Alumni for International Education

              Our expert speaker, Mario L. Gallo, highlights the value of alumni: with, in, for and through international education. Learn about the importance of alumni as partners, ambassadors, promotors, mentors, innovators, leaders and more.

              The Value of Alumni for International Education