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The UPP Foundation held its Summer Lecture & Dinner, Advancing the Civic University: Cities and Universities in central London in June. University of Chicago president Robert J. Zimmer gave the lecture over a three-course dinner.
The British Council’s ELTons awards were handed out to six winners at one of the English language teaching sector’s most elegant ceremonies, at an event held in central London. Linguistic legend David Crystal was honoured with British Council’s outstanding achievement award, with former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen on hand to pass on the prize.
The final day of NAFSA culminated in GoAbroad handing out its annual innovation awards to winners across 13 categories, while delegates continued into the night at the Turkey reception. Thursday also saw the launch of a national association of study state consortia, USA: A Study Destination.
Studyportals hosted the inaugural Global Student Satisfaction Awards ceremony at the United States Institute of Peace, in Washington DC, during the NAFSA 2019 conference.
Following a day at NAFSA (with PIE foosball table), delegates attended IIE’s reception overlooking the White House, while Australia and Canada hosted events across the capital, on Wednesday of NAFSA 2019.
On day 2 of NAFSA, after hearing from opening plenary speakers Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, delegates were treated to various receptions across the US capital. These included an INTO University Partnerships-hosted reception on the rooftop of Newseum and a reception in the salubrious surroundings of the New Zealand embassy.
NAFSA 2019 kicked off in Washington DC on May 27 with many pre-conference sessions, meetings and receptions. These included a UniQuest/Edukudu reception, a St Georges University evening at the Hay-Adams Hotel and the annual Terra Dotta karaoke party, where the karaoke heros of international ed emerge.
Stakeholders from the UK’s English language teaching industry gathered in central London to hear latest market updates across membership and to hear from wider industry experts on the outlook for the industry post-Brexit.
Quality English and Quality Education held its first Teacher Development Day and Student Fair in Udine, Italy, in May, which saw 300 students attend. In partnership with Destinazione Lingue, QE school staff presented a series of CPD sessions to over 100 Italian teachers of English. A number of teachers were then awarded QE school scholarships.
The British Council’s 2019 Going Global conference was held in Berlin, with education stakeholders and representatives from the British Council’s global offices attending. With a focus on knowledge diplomacy in the digital world, the event also proved a great chance to catch up and network with colleagues.
BUILA and German counterpart German Association for International Education (DAIA) held an event at the British Embassy in Berlin to showcase and celebrate the achievements of British and German academic partnerships.
The second annual CUBO RA Awards recognised eight outstanding student residence assistants working in university and private student residences in the UK and Ireland for their vital work providing a social and support network to other students.