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Next steps for UK TNE - quality assurance, market opportunities, competitiveness, and the future outlook

Morning, Thursday, 9th December 2021


This conference will examine priorities for the UK’s transnational education (TNE) provision and exports in light of COVID-19, the UK leaving the EU, and the introduction of the TNE Quality Enhancement Scheme from the QAA.


It will be a chance for delegates to study best practice in TNE provision and quality assurance, explore market opportunities, and discuss priorities for improving the competitiveness of UK providers.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions on:

  • Priorities for quality assurance in UK TNE - with Dr Abi Coveney, Senior Risk Manager, OfS; and Rosie Kennedy, Policy Specialist, QAA Global
  • Collaborating internationally on quality assurance - with Professor Youhansen Eid, President, National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, Egypt
  • Policy priorities for the growth of UK TNE - with Aisling Conboy, Higher Education Specialist, Education Team, Department for International Trade
  • Moving forward from the impact of the pandemic and the long-term outlook for UK transnational education - with Eduardo Ramos, Head of Transnational Education, Universities UK International

Overall, the agenda is structured to bring out latest thinking on:

  • quality and best practice
  • working with local regulators and the future for metrics
  • market opportunities and UK competitiveness
  • strategies for revenue growth

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from BEIS; British Embassy Madrid; Department for International Trade; the Home Office and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Eduardo Ramos

Head of Transnational Education, Universities UK International

Professor Youhansen Eid

President, National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, Egypt

Aisling Conboy

Higher Education Specialist, Education Team, Department for International Trade

Dr Abi Coveney

Senior Risk Manager, OfS

Keynote Speakers

Dr Abi Coveney

Senior Risk Manager, OfS

Eduardo Ramos

Head of Transnational Education, Universities UK International

Professor Youhansen Eid

President, National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education, Egypt

Aisling Conboy

Higher Education Specialist, Education Team, Department for International Trade

Chairs

Rosie Kennedy

Policy Specialist, QAA Global

Gemma Long

Senior Quality Advisor, Welsh Government

Speakers

Mike Winter

Director of International Affairs, University of London

Kevin Van-Cauter

Senior Higher Education Adviser, Internationalisation, British Council

Dr Janet Ilieva

Director and Founder, Education Insight

Dr Fabrizio Trifiro

Head of Quality Benchmark Services, Ecctis/UK ENIC

Dr Jing Qi

Senior Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Sciences, RMIT University

Professor Tadhg O’Donovan

Deputy Vice Principal, Dubai Campus, Heriot-Watt University

Charlie Ball

Senior Consultant, Jisc