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Attracting and supporting international students - recruitment post-pandemic, market opportunities, partnerships and competition, and graduate employability

February 2022

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This conference focuses on international student recruitment in the UK.

Delegates will discuss priorities for building on the competitiveness and attractiveness of UK higher education for international students, and addressing potential barriers to immigration and international collaboration.

It takes place in the context of the updated International Education Strategy, which has just hit its target of 600,000 international students studying in the UK per year by 2030 10 years early.

The agenda includes a keynote contribution from Patrick Hayes, Chief Development Officer, The Times Higher Education with exclusive findings on perceptions of value for money and quality for international students in the UK.

Further sessions in the agenda look at:

  • the current state of international student recruitment in the UK and policy priorities moving forward
  • the global competitive landscape, latest trends in recruitment, and learning from international best practice
  • international student employment in the UK
  • the future role of international student fees in the finances of UK HEIs

We are pleased to be able to also include keynote sessions with Ben Jordan, Head of Policy, UCAS; and Rachel Harvey, Legal Director, Shoosmiths Solicitors.

The chairs are Baroness Blower, former General Secretary, National Union of Teachers; and Lord Jo Johnson of Marylebone, former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the DIT; BEIS; the DWP; the Home Office; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles