Westminster Higher Education Forum

Next steps for international student recruitment in higher education - changes to the visa system and promoting the UK as a destination post-Brexit

Morning, Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



With the UK in the process of leaving the EU, this timely seminar will consider the future for attracting international students to higher education institutions in the UK. It takes place with a 7% decline in the number of EU nationals applying to UK universities for the coming year, according to figures produced by UCAS.


Delegates will consider the future for international student visa policy, including the status of EU citizens studying at UK universities, following the publication of research from the Home Office and the ONS indicating that fewer overseas students overstayed their visas than was previously claimed. It also takes place in light of the publication of the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of Brexit on Higher Education, which recommended a ‘light touch’ approach to immigration controls for EU students and the removal of international students from the net migration target.


Further sessions will assess the next steps for promoting the UK as a destination for international students as the UK prepares to leave the EU, including what can be learnt from previous marketing campaigns and from the success of other countries, as well as opportunities for growth around the world.



Guests of Honour

Vivienne Stern

Director, Universities UK International

Anna Lacey

Head of Student Migration Policy, Home Office

Jacqueline Jenkins

Senior Advisor, Education Engagement, British Council

Guests of Honour

Jacqueline Jenkins

Senior Advisor, Education Engagement, British Council

Anna Lacey

Head of Student Migration Policy, Home Office

Vivienne Stern

Director, Universities UK International

Keynote Speaker

Madeleine Sumption

Director, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford and Member, Migration Advisory Committee

Chair

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

Member, House of Lords International Relations Committee

Speakers

Gavin Newman

Managing Director, iVent

Robert Carthy

Director of International Development, Northumbria University

Professor Alastair Buchan

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of Brexit Strategy, University of Oxford

Marley Morris

Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Greg Houlahan

Minister-Counsellor and Senior Trade Commissioner, High Commission of Canada

Judith Hockin

Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Anne Kiem

Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Alp Mehmet

Vice-Chairman, Migration Watch

Yinbo Yu

International Students’ Officer, NUS