Location | University College London (UCL) | 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
The IC Collective
| IC Café
Date | Thursday 27 January 2022
About this event
This in-person, three-part event is an opportunity for you to network with your Executive, Head and Director colleagues from fellow educational institutions in the UK, learn valuable information about how to plan and structure your staff and resources as well as new International Director research, hot off the press! The day will also include an update from UUKi on the structural and strategy changes they are making to better support UK institutions and will explore critical issues affecting Heads and Directors of International NOW. The day will end with professional development for you, looking at how to set up an international recruitment and/or partnership overseas presence. We would like to create a safe and supportive environment for colleagues to be open and share best practice which is why the IC Cafe and Roundtable Discussions are only open to institutional senior colleagues.
- Programme Overview
- Who should attend?
- The IC Café
- The IC Roundtable Discussion
- The IC Workshop
- Who are the speakers/trainers?
Join The IC’s first in-person Café, Roundtable Discussion and Workshop event on Thursday 27th January 2022 from 11.00 am – 3.30 pm (GMT).
|10:30-11:00||Arrival and refreshments.
This will be an opportunity to network with your Executive, Head and Director colleagues from other UK institutions.
|11:00-11:45||The IC Café ‘The Changing Size, Structure and Skill set of an International Office in the future’|
This will also be an opportunity to network with your Executive, Head and Director colleagues from other UK institutions.
|12:00-12:45||The IC Roundtable Discussion – topics will include:
We will provide a sandwich buffet and another chance to network with senior colleagues from the morning as well as institutional colleagues joining the workshop in the afternoon.
|13:15-15:30 (14:15- 14:30 Refreshments)||Workshop ‘Setting up a University Recruitment and Partnership Presence Overseas
There will be a brief break during the workshop where you can share your thoughts and views with your colleagues and our trainers.
Executive, Heads and Directors working in international education will benefit from attending the event.
The Café and Roundtable will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge, advice and best practice from our expert speakers. You also have the benefit of joining your peers and colleagues in a friendly, supportive and reflective space, either virtually or in person.
Our practical workshop will give you knowledge, tools and skills that will support you with developing strategy, building operational plans and you can immediately implement into your work environment. Whether you are new to working in an international education role or you are experienced in your position, the workshop will offer tailored knowledge and expertise to maximise your effectiveness within your institution.
The IC Café ‘The Changing Size, Structure and Skill set of an International Office in the future’
The Café will explore some of the drivers for the potential changes in what an International Office might look like in the future, learn from the experience of sector colleagues, their insights and predictions, and understand what approach could be taken if you are thinking about reviewing your structure and resources.
Following on from the successful launch of the PVC-I report (download here) we have undertaken new research to look at the Route to the International Director Role and will be sharing our initial findings at The Café.
- Charlene Allen, Co-Founder and Director, The IC Global Partnership
- Sirin Myles, Co-Founder and Director, The IC Global Partnership
- Professor Richard Follett, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor and Associate Vice President (International), University of Sussex.
- Lee Wildman, Director of Global Engagement, Queen Mary University of London
More to be announced
The IC Roundtable Discussion
This part of the programme will start with an update from UUKi followed by key topic roundtable discussions where you will debate, discuss and discover further insights into the morning’s topic as well as other key topics, suggested by you. Some of the key topics you have suggested so far include:
- Continue the discussion on ‘The Changing Size, Structure and Skill set of an International Office in the future’
- How to manage and lead teams that are resilient, diverse and inclusive?
- How to diversify international student recruitment and develop a sustainable international strategy?
- Managing operations post-covid e.g. travel, safety, risk assessment, costs
- How can we become more environmentally sustainable in international education?
- The future of the graduate route and student employment
Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International (UUKi)
IC Global Fellows
The IC Workshop ‘Setting up a University Recruitment and Partnership Presence Overseas’
This workshop recognises that Universities are reviewing their internationalisation activities and institutions are starting to explore different models including the set up of an overseas presence. There isn’t a one size fits all model, so when it comes to which model to choose, an institution needs to think about what they want to achieve, what their appetite and understanding is of risk and regulation, how much they are willing to invest and where they should strategically be located. Not only do institutions need to think about the strategic approach and the regulations but also how it will be managed and operated. We will explore all of this and more to help institutions understand what they need to consider, what their options are and what the long term considerations and benefits might be. This section of the programme is open to institutional staff members.
This workshop has been designed to
- Review international recruitment and partnership strategies to establish what structure is required
- Identify different models of overseas presence
- Understand the pros and cons of the different models of overseas presence
- Increase knowledge of the considerations, decisions and checks required to set up an overseas presence
- Consider the management and operational running of an overseas presence to ensure maximum impact
What will I learn at the workshop?
In this practical, hands-on workshop, you will learn:
- The different models and their pros and cons to identify which model is best for your institution
- The different regulations and processes that need to be considered and met to set up an overseas presence
- What the different management approaches could be and how an overseas presence could work with the home campus
- What the different recruitment and partnership activities are, and how they can be supported by having an overseas presence
- Delia Heneghan, Vice President of Global Education Practice, Sannam S4.
- Pete Richards, Executive Director – UK & Europe (Education), Sannam S4
- Zoe Marlow, Head of Client Relations (Education), Sannam S4
The IC Café Panel speakers
Professor Richard Follet
Professor Richard Follet is Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor and Associate Vice President (International) at the University of Sussex. He oversees Sussex’s international strategy, developing a global network of education partnerships, enterprise and research collaborations. An elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Follett is also Professor of American History and a specialist on the history of slavery and emancipation in the United States. With more than a decade of senior university leadership in the field of international education, Richard is Chair of Universities UK International Africa Network (representing all 140 UK universities) and serves on the international steering committee of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Higher Education and Sustainable Development Goals Network. He serves on Universities UK’s International Strategic Advisory Board and Universities UK Future International Partnerships Steering Group. Prior to joining Sussex, Richard taught at the National University of Ireland, Galway and has held visiting teaching and research appointments at the University of Lagos (Nigeria); Nanjing and Peking Universities (China), University of Heidelberg (Germany), University College London (UK) and external examining roles at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Manchester.
Lee Wildman is the Director of Global Engagement, Queen Mary University of London. He has been working in the International Higher Education Sector for 16 years since graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BA English in 2004. Upon joining the International Office at Queen Mary in 2007, Lee has focused on growing the institution’s overseas recruitment activities, initially in Central and SE Asia, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. In 2013 he took on the role of Head of International Student Recruitment before taking up the position of Director of Global Engagement in 2017, overseeing Queen Mary’s international and EU student recruitment, international partnerships and student mobility operations, along with the development of the Queen Mary Global Engagement Strategy.
The IC Roundtable Speaker
Vivienne leads Universities UK International (UUKi) which exists to enable UK universities to flourish internationally through UUKi’s unique ability to represent them and act in their collective interests. Vivienne’s background is in higher education policy and politics. After a degree in English Literature, she spent a year in Italy followed by two working in Parliament. She held several policy roles in UUK before becoming Head of Political Affairs in 2011. She took up her current post as Director of UUKi in 2014.
The Workshop Professional Trainers
Delia Heneghan is Vice President of Global Education Practice at Sannam S4. She brings 30 years of experience of higher education as an academic and specialist in internationalisation strategy and operations. This experience includes 15 years as a Dean and Director of International at a UK university with responsibility for the development and delivery of the internationalization strategy of the university including: student recruitment, TNE, and strategic partnership development, setting up offices and establishing presence in key markets including India, Pakistan, and China. Delia was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at an American University in London in 2015, overseeing all aspects of Global Affairs. Delia’s experience includes strategic development and operational delivery in South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, the Far East, Central Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. A Chartered Marketer and Manager, Delia sits on the advisory boards of leading higher education bodies.
Zoe Marlow is Head of Client Relations (Education) at Sannam S4. Zoë has over 15 years’ experience in the international education sector, including periods in the TEFL industry in the UK and abroad; US study abroad and exchange; international student recruitment; pathways marketing; independent schools; and international education consultancy.
Over the years, she has created and delivered strategic and tactical recruitment plans in almost 20 culturally diverse markets and has developed particular expertise in marketing communications. Zoë’s first job was with the British Council in Dakar, Senegal, and she has been a regular visitor to, and observer of, the continent ever since. During her career she has led international recruitment activity in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya for universities and schools, served as West Africa Regional Specialist for the UK government’s Chevening Scholarship and undertaken pro-bono consultancy work for a telemedicine charity in Zambia. She holds an MSc from Cass Business School, where she focused on non profit-corporate partnerships.
Pete Richards is Executive Director – UK & Europe (Education) at Sannam S4. Pete has been working within the Higher Education sector for over a decade, operating as Marketing Director for Sydney’s highly acclaimed Macquarie Business School, Head of Student Recruitment Marketing at Henley Business School, UK General Manager – International Student Recruitment and Marketing at Navitas and, most recently, Director of Partnership Development (TNE) at Coventry University. Pete studied Engineering, BEng (Hons) at the University of Wolverhampton, as well as a Marketing Diploma via the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ultimately achieving Chartered Marketer status).
Charlene has over 20 years’ experience in higher education. She has held senior roles across several universities in the UK, held a national sector leading role as Chair of British Universities International Liaison Association (BUILA) and sat on strategic international advisory boards for the British Council, Universities UK International and the UK Council for International Students Association. Her work has included the development and implementation of various internationalisation projects, lobbying on internationalisation matters and working with the Department of Education and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy International Team on the UK International Education Strategy.
Sirin is a highly experienced International Leader and specialist in higher education. She has more than 20 years of international marketing and leadership experience in diplomatic and higher education organisations. Sirin’s career includes the British Council in Istanbul, marketing British education; Regional Director at the University of Southampton and Director of the International Office at the University of Reading. At Reading, Sirin had joint responsibility for all of the University’s Marketing, Communication and Engagement. Since 2016, Sirin has been providing a specialist independent consultancy, individual and leadership coaching to higher education institutions.
What is the cost of the event?
The cost of the event is £155. There is an early bird price of £135 which ends on 19th January 2022. The price includes The IC Cafe, IC Roundtable Discussion, IC Workshop, refreshments and lunch.
What is the cost of the workshop?
The cost of attending the workshop is £115. There is an early bird price of £95 which ends on 19th January 2022. The price includes the IC Workshop, lunch and refreshments. The cost is the same for attending the workshop in person or online. Book workshop only.
How do I pay for the event or workshop?
You can pay via EventBrite which accepts credit or debit cards and PayPal.
How do I book a place for the event?
You can book here
Do you offer a group discount?
We have kept the registration fee low to cover costs and therefore a group discount cannot be offered.
What is the location of the Cafe, Roundtable and the Workshop?
Drama Studio, Level 1,
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
University College London
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL
How do I get to the venue?
Will refreshments be provided?
- Tea, coffee and water will be provided on arrival between 10:30 – 11:00 for Heads and Directors attending the Cafe
- Tea, coffee and water will be provided after the Cafe from 11:45-12:00 for Heads and Directors attending the Roundtable
- Lunch will be provided at 12:45 – 13:15 for Heads and Directors who have attended the Cafe/Roundtable and institutional colleagues who will be attending the workshop
Can you cater for different dietary requirements at lunch?
Please advise us if you have any dietary requirement by emailing [email protected]
What is your refund policy?
If you are unable to attend the event, you can receive a full refund minus £30, to cover administration and catering costs.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
You can email [email protected] and the team will be happy to answer your questions.