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2016 Int’l ACAC Conference, NJ, USA

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More than 1,000 college and admissions counsellors from around the world met for the International ACAC annual conference held on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University for a week of admissions best practice seminars, two fruitful college fairs and one heated dodgeball tournament.

Penningtons Manches summer drinks, UK

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Immigration clients and associates of well established UK law firm Penningtons Manches gathered in central London to enjoy drinks and discuss topical immigration issues (Brexit was the main debate!)

BUILA 2016, University of Liverpool

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This year’s annual BUILA conference took place on 14-15 July in Liverpool. As ever, the programme was packed with a balance of informative plenaries and engaging seminars, and great social events! After day one of discussions about Brexit, TNE, student recruitment and the ‘Brave New World’ UK HE must adapt to, delegates dressed up for a…

CISA conference, Darwin, Australia

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The 6th annual national conference for the Council for International Students Australia was held in Darwin in July. With the theme ‘breaking down barriers, facing the future together as one’, the event was attended by international education stakeholders and students. Delegates also enjoyed a social evening at Mindil Beach.  

BETA Parliamentary Reception, London

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The House of Lords terrace was the setting for the British Educational Travel Association’s Parliamentary Reception in London, attended by industry leaders, tour operators, accommodation providers, MPs, and many others. Baroness Diana Warwick reminded attendees to focus on the silver lining of the referendum result.

THE’s “Thelma” Awards, London, UK

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Many universities in the UK were nominated for a THE Leadership and Management Award and IDP was sponsoring the category for Outstanding International Strategy, won by De Montfort University for its #DMUGlobal initiative which encourages DMU students to study overseas. IDP also hosted The PIE 🙂

QS Unisolution’s IMPACT awards, Spain

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The second annual QS Unisolution’s IMPACT awards took place in Valencia, Spain, last week, recognising the impact of international mobility. Awards were presented for best staff and best student mobility experience, and The PIE’s Clare Gossage was part of the judging panel.

Global Leadership League, Denver, USA

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Close to 100 women were signed up for the launch of the Global Leadership League in Denver, USA, on the fringes of the annual NAFSA conference. Attendees had the chance to meet each other and listen to author Wendy Bohling, who spent years working in the tech industries and wrote about her experiences.

Universities UK EISE conference, London

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On 16 June, Universities UK brought together members from across the UK higher education sector to discuss ‘enhancing the international student experience’. Read about some of the lessons learned here.    

NAFSA 2016, Friday, Denver

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The final day of NAFSA rounded off with a closing celebration – while some attendees went along for a chance to network before hitting the road, others attended the launch of a new Global Leadership League for women.

NAFSA 2016, Denver, Thursday

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NAFSA’s annual conference just wouldn’t be the same without the infamous Turkey party, hosted by a2 and guard.me. Meanwhile, Thursday at NAFSA saw the final of The PIE’s interactive ‘buzz wire’ game… with Andy Holliday of FindA University our overall winner!

NAFSA 2016, Denver, Wednesday

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NAFSA delegates overtook Denver on Wednesday: Hotcourses celebrated its 20th birthday at Euclid Hall; English USA & BBR hosted pool and craft beer; Canada had a sophisticated soiree with drinks and desserts; Australia hosted bowling!; Air Concepts partied the night away; and Study in Scotland offered whisky tasting and its infamous ceilidh.