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Presentation of Queen’s Award, Cambridge

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On Friday 25 July, Lord Lieutenant Hugh Duberly of Cambridgeshire presented Cambridge Education Group with the Queen’s Award, the UK’s highest accolade for business success, in International Trade, recognising the group’s substantial growth over the last six years. A lunch for attendees from across CEG’s many divisions followed the presentation of the award at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam…

PPI Summer Drinks Party, London

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Print, delivery and marketing agency PPI held a Summer Drinks party in London this month for many of their clients from the international education sector. With Tower Bridge as a stunning backdrop to the outdoor extravaganza, clients and PPI staff enjoyed a balmy summer evening complete with live music.

OACAC conference, Florida, USA

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A record number of delegates attended the OACAC annual conference in Tampa Bay, Florida on July 8-11, jointly hosted by University of South Florida, University of Tampa, and Eckerd College. Almost 1,100 attendees from over 80 countries and 831 institutions attended over 80 educational sessions and also raised $10,800 for the OACAC Scholarship Fund through a 5k…

BETA Parliamentary Reception, London

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The British Educational Travel Association (BETA) celebrated its 11th anniversary on the Terrace of the House of Lords on July 14 in London. Delegates included MPs and industry leaders as well as a number of educational institutions, accommodation providers, transport providers, student tour operators and others. Honorary BETA President Dick Porter was also awarded with a prize…

BUILA 10th annual conference, Edinburgh

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The British Universities International Liaison Association (BUILA) 10th Annual Conference returned to Edinburgh, Scotland this year on 9th-11th July. Highlights included the session on the international environment and UK international education strategy which featured talks from Brian Johnson, Head of International HE Strategy at BIS, and Vivienne Stern, Director of UK HE International Unit. As well as talks…

Milner College 30th anniversary, Perth

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Milner College, a family run school in Perth, is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary year with a series of events for its students, staff and agents. This month it held a ‘thank you reception’ for 30 of its Perth-based agents, who feasted on delicacies prepared by a celebrity chef, and a students’ party. In October, current and…

UKCISA annual conference, Liverpool

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More than 400 representatives from UK higher and further education institutions headed to the University of Liverpool for the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)’s annual conference on 2-4 July. As well as attending sessions on such varied topics as visa compliance, conflict resolution, recruiting students from different markets regions and how to give…

QAA Conference, Royal Holloway, London

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The theme for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)’s 2014 conference, held on 26 June at Royal Holloway, University of London, was ‘Meeting the expectations of the future’. Panel discussions and presentations generated lively debate on the subject of transnational education, quality assurance, MOOCs and much more. The conversation continued online as delegates…

‘Great Place to Study – India Edition’, London

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On 24 June, representatives from India’s private higher education institutions, along with UK education and business leaders gathered in London for the launch of SkillTree’s ‘Great Place to Study – India Edition’ event, showcasing India’s thriving education sector. Attendees enjoyed a House of Lords reception, where twenty institutions were presented with certificates by Bob Blackman MP, before a gala…

IELS inauguration, Sliema, Malta

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The Institute of English Language Studies (IELS) unveiled a €3 million upgrade of its main school on Silema, Malta on 22 June. The inauguration was attended by Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis, along with IELS shareholders and staff. The refurbishment includes newly designed spacious recreational areas, free wifi and…

Embassy Education Seminar, London, UK

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The Embassy Education Seminar held in London this week brought together education attaches at London’s embassies with key representative at UK universities, colleges and schools to discuss common challenges facing foreign students and to forge academic ties. Diplomats listened to presentations from top-level speakers including the The Rt Hon David Willetts and Nicola Dandridge, CEO…

2014 BCCIE Summer Seminar, Vancouver

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The fifth annual British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) summer seminar in Vancouver brought together 300 delegates across five sectors of education over three days. More than half of attendees were first timers to the event marking the province’s growing profile as a study destination. Leaders in the province were also celebrated through the…