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ASIC Accreditation’s International Education Conferences put the spotlight on Quality Enhancement at its ASIC Regional Conference in Bali, August 20-21. The quality standard specialist believes quality assurance isn’t about tick-boxes and metrics but instead, people and attitudes. Its focus is to put quality at the heart of international education, improving outcomes for everyone.
The Bayswater Foundation summer program, held this year between July 29 and August 10 at the University of Nottingham’s campus, saw refugees from regions including Iran and Chechnya learn how to access higher education in the UK, find paid employment and improve their English skills.
After launching the country’s new international education strategy and post-study work rights in 2018, the 2019 New Zealand International Education Conference saw more than 600 cross-sector delegates discuss how the industry had changed over the past year. Returning to Auckland, the 28th annual conference was themed “Navigating our changing world”.
The PIE and PTE Academic hosted their first-ever networking function in Auckland on the eve of the New Zealand International Education Conference. The event brought together 50 current and emerging leaders from New Zealand and around the world to share a drink and their stories.
English UK London held its annual Summer Garden Party in central London in July, with around 350 students attending from the organisation’s 51 member schools. Themed ‘royal’, the event featured a BBQ, DJ, 5-a-side football, and games including ‘throw a chicken’. All proceeds went to the Eddie Byers Fund and Zimbabwe Rural Schools Development Programme.
The ninth CISA National Conference was held in Western Australian city of Perth in 2019. Student and next generation political, business and community leaders met with government representatives, policy-makers and industry service providers to discuss emerging trends and opportunities impacting international students and the Australian sector.
UUKi launched its International Graduate Outcome report at an event in the House of Commons hosted by Jo Johnson MP. Commissioned to i-graduate, with support from BUILA, the report indicated at “lifetime advantage” for graduates of UK institutions. Its launch was also attended by ministers Graham Stuart and Chris Skidmore.
The British International Education Association held the finals of its international STEM competition at London’s RAF Museum in July. Asked to show how technology can be used for good, more than 25 teams competed for a £5000 prize which was taken home by a team from Bosnia and Herzegovina with plan to protect endangered vultures.
BUILA held its 15th annual conference at Queens University Belfast during July. The event – titled ‘Navigating around Brexit, it’s full steam ahead!’ – focused on student employability outcomes, the UK’s immigration system post Brexit and social & digital media recruitment campaigns. The conference dinner was served at Titanic Belfast museum.
UKCISA held its annual conference in 2019 at Keele University, with a focus on the policy and politics of international students in the UK and how institutions can support them effectively. The conference evening reception and gala dinner was hosted at Keele Hall.
The Global Internship Conference took place in Auckland and was themed Integrating employability outcome through global internships. The first time the conference has come to Australasia, the 2019 GIC attracted more than 300 delegates from around the world.
The British Education Travel Association held its annual parliamentary reception in early July. Lords, Baronesses and those working in the youth travel sector from across the UK gathered on the House of Lords terrace for sandwiches and tea. And Pimm’s was on tap, too.