Westminster Higher Education Forum

The future of Transnational Education - opportunities, quality assurance and priorities for supporting growth

Morning, Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will look at priorities for and barriers to expanding Transnational Education, as the UK higher education sector assesses the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit. Sessions focus on the key market opportunities for TNE provision - including partnership agreements and branch campuses - and the legal, logistical and quality assurance challenges for expansion.


The agenda also includes discussion on latest trends in TNE provision and the opportunities for growth, along with identifying key geographical and subject areas for development and strategic opportunities for TNE to boost overall student numbers at a time of declining domestic and international student applications. Further sessions will focus on assessing the potential for branch campuses in EU nations in order to maintain access to EU research funds and Erasmus+.


Delegates will discuss the challenges of opening and operating branch campuses, meeting of UK and local quality assurance measures, potential impact of reformed immigration policies, role of technology in aiding development and considering the impact of branch campuses on their local environments. It will also be an opportunity for discussion on Government and sector priorities for TNE, with keynote addresses from Aisling Conboy, Higher Education Specialist, Department for International Trade and Raegan Hiles, Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes, Universities UK International.


We expect attendees to include members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with university vice-chancellors and pro-vice-chancellors, staff from international branch campuses, international departmental deans and other staff involved in internationalisation at universities.



Guests of Honour

Aisling Conboy

Higher Education Specialist, Department for International Trade

Raegan Hiles

Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes, Universities UK International

Guests of Honour

Aisling Conboy

Higher Education Specialist, Department for International Trade

Raegan Hiles

Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes, Universities UK International

Keynote Speakers

Dr Janet Ilieva

Founder and Director, Education Insight

Carolyn Campbell

Senior Consultant, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Dr Fabrizio Trifirò

International Manager, Quality Assurance Agency

Kevin van Cauter

Senior Adviser, Higher Education Partnerships and Transnational Education, British Council

Chair

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP

Shadow Minister, International Development

Speakers

Professor Philip Gilmartin

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Science & International, University of East Anglia

Senior speaker confirmed from Hobsons

Doug Locke

Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Dr Esther Wilkinson

Head of International, Jisc

Paul Raybould

Director of Marketing & Market Intelligence, EMEA & APAC, QS Enrolment Solutions

Professor John Paterson

Vice-Principal (Internationalisation), University of Aberdeen