Westminster Higher Education Forum

Next steps for the UK's outward student mobility strategy and involvement in Erasmus+

Morning, Tuesday, 6th March 2018

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR

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Next steps for increasing the number of UK students studying, or undertaking work experience, overseas is the focus for this conference.


As the Government explores the UK’s potential future participation in Erasmus+, delegates will discuss the challenges ahead for outward mobility - including the potential for alternative mobility programmes, and lessons that can be learnt from arrangements in Europe, such as the Swiss European Mobility Programme.


Delegates will also consider what will be needed to achieve the objectives of UUKi’s Outward Mobility Strategy 2017-2020 and campaign to double the number of students studying abroad - looking at priorities for building capacity within UK universities and for encouraging higher education institutions to share best practice.


Further sessions will discuss increasing opportunities for UK students to study outside of Europe; best practice in establishing partnerships with non-European universities; the potential role of internships in promoting global student mobility; and challenges for addressing barriers to wider participation - such as funding and language skills - following the launch of UUKi’s toolkit.



Guests of Honour

David Hibler

Senior Adviser - Mobility, British Council

Celia Partridge

Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility, Universities UK International

Hannah Wiskin

Deputy Director of HE EU/International Policy, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Celia Partridge

Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility, Universities UK International

Hannah Wiskin

Deputy Director of HE EU/International Policy, Department for Education

David Hibler

Senior Adviser - Mobility, British Council

Chairs

Hannah Bardell MP

Julie Ward MEP

Speakers

Professor Paul James Cardwell

Professor of Law, University of Strathclyde

Dr Ivana Herglov√°

Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator, Charles University, Czech Republic

Brett Berquist

Director, International, University of Auckland

Rowena Boddington

Director, Advising and Marketing, US-UK Fulbright Commission

Edward Holroyd Pearce

Co-Founder and Director, CRCC Asia

Kath Bridger

Director, BSV Associates

Rituja Rao

National Representative, Erasmus Student Network United Kingdom

Dr Lutz-Peter Berg

Head of Science & Innovation, Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom

Carolyn Campbell

Senior Consultant, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Professor Jeremy Carrette

Dean for Europe and Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Culture, University of Kent

Guro Buchanan

Study Abroad Officer, Liverpool John Moores University