The IC Café: 'A conversation and discussion with Jamie Arrowsmith'
This meeting-style, interactive IC Cafe 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.
Our expert speaker
Jamie was appointed Director of Universities UK International (UUKi) in November 2022. Part of Universities UK (UUK), UUKi represent s our universities globally to help them meet their international aims.
Prior to taking on this role, Jamie led UUK’s research and innovation policy programme (2014-2017) before becoming Assistant Director for Policy Engagement at UUKi (2017-2022). He has led major programmes of work on a diverse range of topics, including sector agency reform, research integrity, security and risk in internationalisation, and the UK international education strategy. Jamie also helped establish the Wales Innovation Network while on secondment as Executive Head of WIN (2021-2022).
In these roles, Jamie has built a reputation as an expert in research policy and international higher education, and has contributed to media including The Times, Financial Times, Times Higher Education, PIE News, Research Professional and WonkHE. He was the UK university representative on the Board of the UK Research Office in Brussels (2015-2018) and is currently on the Board of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators. He is a member of numerous advisory boards on international higher education.
Jamie is a passionate advocate for and believer in higher education. Before joining Universities UK in 2010, Jamie was a research associate and ESRC research fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Education and Social Research Institute where he worked on projects focussing on widening participation, teacher education and training, and evaluating the impact of third-sector community organisations. He has BA and MA degrees in History and Modern European History from the University of Manchester, and an MRes in Education & Society from Manchester Metropolitan University.