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

Central London

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.


Ahead of the expected consultation this summer on reforms to immigration policy, delegates will consider the future for international student visa policy, including the status of EU citizens studying at UK universities.


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

Alistair Jarvis

Deputy Chief Executive, Universities UK

Anna Lacey

Head of Student Migration Policy, Home Office (Subject to Department of business)

Guests of Honour

Anna Lacey

Head of Student Migration Policy, Home Office (Subject to Department of business)

Alistair Jarvis

Deputy Chief Executive, Universities UK

Keynote Speaker

Jacqueline Jenkins

Senior Advisor, Education Engagement, British Council

Chairs

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

Lord Bilimoria

Co-chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Students

Speakers

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

Judith Hockin

Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Daphne Thissen

Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands