The Observatory and Google link up for conference:
The international HE revolution Impacts on mobility, qualifications, networks
London 11/12 December 2013
The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (obhe.ac.uk) will share its conference with Google on 11-12 December, who will announce a new initiative on the opening day. The UK’s minister for higher education David Willetts will address the second day of the conference. Key contributors include Pearson’s Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber and senior HE professionals from around the world.
The conference, presented in association with Laureate, OC&C and The UK HE International Unit is entitled ‘The international higher education revolution: Impacts on mobility, qualifications, networks’. It will be held at Senate House, University of London, and at Regent’s University London. The conference takes as its starting point current developments in online learning and explores how they may impact on three aspects of international higher education: student mobility, how qualifications are gained, and international partnerships and networks.
i-graduate join forces with Tribal Group
'We are pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement to transfer 100% into Tribal Group plc. Tribal, a £100 million PLC, is a leading provider of technology systems and solutions to the education, learning and training markets spanning five continents. Joining forces with Tribal will accelerate the development of our services and enhance the support we provide to educators worldwide. We look forward to working together, delivering as always, world class insight to world class institutions’.
Will Archer, CEO
The London 2012 Olympics are now successfully underway and the news of Team GB successes are passing through the i-graduate office daily. We were also delighted to hear that Bronte Barratt, the niece of Rod Hearps, Vice President at ICEF, has won a silver medal for Australia in the womens's 4 x 200m freestyle final to add to the bronze that she won in the individual 200m freestyle.
Olympic Torch passes the i-graduate office
As part of the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the Olympic torch travelled through Redhill and past the i-graduate office on the afternoon of July 20th. The crowds gathered on the streets and work stopped for a few minutes for i-graduate staff as the flame passed through the town as part of the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay across the UK.
i-graduate's attendance at NAFSA 2012
We’ll be attending the NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas as usual this year. Come and visit us at our booth, number 806, from May 27th – June 1st. Pamela Barrett, Director Client Services North America will be there, as will Elizabeth Gorsuch our brand new Sales and Marketing Manager for North America. And you’ll be able to meet Nannette Ripmeester (European Client Service Director) and Guy Perring (Asia Pacific Client Service Director) too.
We look forward to seeing you in Houston!
New appointment: Elizabeth Gorsuch joins i-graduate in North America
We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Gorsuch, our new Sales & Marketing Manager, North America to i-graduate. Elizabeth joins us having gained over fifteen year of administrative experience in U.S. higher education. She recently served as Associate Director at the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) at Duke University where she specialised in member services. She will join Pamela Barrett, Director of Client Services, North America in expanding our services and helping to increase i-graduate’s growth in the region. Both Elizabeth and Pamela will be attending NAFSA 2012 in Houston, Texas.
The Observatory launch individual memberships
If your institution is not a member of The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, why not sign up as an individual member for £185 per year? As a member of the world's leading Higher Education think tank, you will receive 30% off reports written by international experts in the HE sector, the OBHE newsletter (The Borderless Report) plus reduced rates to key events. Find out more here.
New project for the new year
i-graduate responded to an invitation to tender from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) who was looking to employ an agency to manage the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey for UK further education (FE) colleges. The DLHE is designed to collect information on what leavers are doing roughly six months after qualifying from their higher education (HE) course, e.g. if they are employed or engaged in further study, and has been in place in further education colleges since 2008-09.
i-graduate has been named the winning bidder and will start work on this project in the new year. It will involve collecting information from 22,000 graduates through approximately 125 FE colleges.