CBIE: Canada's International Education Conference
20th - 23rd November
Pamela Barrett, i-graduate's senior North America consultant, will be attending and exhibiting at the CBIE's 45th Annual Conference, focussing this year on the theme: 'Great Expectations: achieving our ambitions in International Education.'
The conference is the place to reflect on ambitions and achievements, set new goals and consider innovative approaches. CBIE supports the education sector in the pursuit of excellence in international education with a conference packed with information, learning, and networking opportunities.
If you'd like to meet with Pamela Barrett at the conference, please email her to make an appointment.
OBHE and University of London International Programmes: Adapting to disruptive times
Senate House, London
This one day conference aims:
To explore the technological, international and socio-economic challenges to traditional higher education
To debate the extent to which these challenges necessitate structural change within institutions
To consider how universities and private providers are responding, and further likely changes
Still a few places left! To find out more please click here.
EAIE Annual Conference
13th – 16th September
The EAIE's annual conference is one of the major events in European higher education. It provides participants with an excellent opportunity to debate policies and issues in international higher education, share essential information, contact colleagues, and advance in their professional development.
We hope you can join us for our session ‘Global perspectives of challenges to the international student recruitment and enrolment experience’, at 8:30am on Thursday 1st September. The session will be chaired by Nannette Ripmeester, our senior European consultant, and Will Archer, i-graduate’s CEO, will be presenting with Jessica Winters, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands. Presenters will provide insight into the international student decision-making, application and enrolment experience in different target markets and examine how outside factors, such as visa regulations, competition over market share and financial fluctuations, are impacting upon their student recruitment and enrolment internationally.
The session will be followed by ‘Tracking and comparing the transnational education student experience across delivery mechanisms’ at 10:00am. The session, chaired by Robert Coelen for Stenden University, and presented by Nannette Ripmeester and Will Archer, identifies the student experience across cross-border distance and online education, partner-supported programmes and international branch campuses.
NAFSA annual conference
29th May - 3rd June 2011
Thousands of educators from around the world will meet in Vancouver, Canada 29-May, for NAFSA’s 2011 Annual Conference. The event will bring together campus leaders,
policy experts, industry partners, experienced practitioners, and international colleagues.
Will Archer, Pamela Barrett, Nannette Ripmeester, Jacqueline Cheng, Rachael Merola and Bill Lawton will be attending from the i-graduate team and delivering the following sessions:
Weds 1st June, 1:45pm: Tracking and comparing the transnational experience across different delivery formats
Chair – Will Archer
Presenting – Will Archer and Bill Lawton
Thurs 2nd June, 09:15am: Global perspectives of the international student recruitment and enrollment experience
Chair: Pamela Barrett
Presenters: Jacqueline Cheng and Rachael Merola
Fri 3rd June, 14:15pm: International recruitment: Bridging research and practice
Chair – Rahul Choudaha
Presenting – Will Archer, Dan Chatham
i-graduate will also be exhibiting at the conference and hope to see you there.
Students Abroad conference - Neil Stewart Associates
20th April 2011
i-graduate is proud to sponsor the inaugural ‘UK students abroad’ conference, which will address will address strategic choices for international partnerships and student exchange programmes as well as support for UK degree students studying abroad.
At the Going Global 2011 Conference in Hong Kong, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts MP admitted that he is embarrassed by the low rates of British students studying abroad.
Watch his presentation here.
Will Archer, i-graduate's Chief Executive, will be speaking on 'How international study changes lives'. For booking and more information please visit the conference website.
Student Expectations conference - Neil Stewart Associates
15th March 2011
Set in the context of the Higher Education White Paper this important national conference will bring together policy makers, student support professionals, student representatives and senior HE administrators and legal experts to consider the impact that the new financial situation will have on student expectations and the possibility of greater "consumer protection" for students.
Come and meet i-graduate at our exhibition stand, and find out what international students want and need in our session presented by Will Archer, Chief Executive.
Going Global 5
10th - 12th March 2011
This year Going Global is taking place in Hong Kong for the first time. The conference themes include: Investing for return: returning the investment, Regional education hubs: global aspirations, New purposes: new partnerships?, and Universities and colleges: challenge and change.
Will Archer, i-graduate Chief Executive, will be presenting a session on 'Exploring global graduate employability: preparing students for the challenges of the world of work'. This session will draw upon the latest research findings from three research studies to discuss how universities can and are taking action to prepare graduates for the challenges of the world of employment.
AIEA annual conference
20th-23rd February 2011
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco
i-graduate are proud to be Gold Sponsors of the Association of International Education Administrators’ (AIEA) Annual Conference. The theme this year will be ‘Competition and Collaboration in the Global Transformation of Higher Education’, reflecting on the global reorganisation of higher education and how campus boundaries are giving way to global systems. Will Archer, i-graduate Chief Executive, will be presenting on ‘Global perspectives: changing trends in the international student recruitment and enrolment experience’ on Monday 21st. Our in-country consultants, Pamela Barrett and Kathy Sparaco will also be attending the conference.
Annual Dearing Higher Education conference ‘The Globalisation of Higher Education’
17th February 2011
The University of Nottingham
In recognition of Lord Dearing, Chancellor of the University of Nottingham 1993-2000, this annual conference provides the opportunity to share the debate on the future of higher education.
i-graduate Chief Executive Will Archer will be presenting at this conference with a session entitled ‘Excellence in the global international student experience’, identifying the key trends in international student satisfaction levels.
HEPI conference: Students and fees – implications of the Browne recommendations
15th February 2011
House of Commons, London
i-graduate will be attending this conference, looking at the issues around student financing. The Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance, chaired by Lord Browne, has made its recommendations to the government on the future of fees policy and financial support for full and part time undergraduate students, and the government has produced its reply – in effect accepting the essential aspects of the Browne proposals. How effective will these recommendations be in terms of helping to establish a sustainable funding model for universities and in ensuring an equitable balance between public funding and private benefit?
3rd Annual Conference: Improving International Student Experience
28th January 2011
Westminster Studio, London SW1P
This annual one-day conference addresses all the key-issues of maintaining and exceeding international students’ expectations, targeted marketing and recruitment campaigns and the use of technology to monitor applicants and progress of students.
i-graduate director William Archer will be speaking at a plenary session on how to improve the Student Experience entitled ‘Benchmarking the global international student experience; how does the UK compare?’
For further information about the conference please visit the official website here.
HEPI conference: Higher education in the age of austerity
12th January 2011
House of Commons, London
i-graduate will be attending this series of breakfast seminars. The first seminar focuses on what the future holds for the HE sector in this new age of austerity, with the public finances now strictly controlled and universities challenged to develop new sources of funding.