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1 Study Abroad Fairs – Planning, Promotion and Publicity Rachel Jessop, International Officer Sandra Morris, Deputy Director, IO Rob Carthy, Partnerships Manager

2 Benefits of the Study Abroad Fair 1.Make students aware of study abroad opportunities 2.Student-led promotion and information 3.Raise profile of the Study Abroad Team/International Office 4.Opportunity to invite staff 5.Meet institutional internationalisation goals 6.Provide information and advice to interested students about academic and practical aspects of the exchange 7.Working with the Students Union 8.Working with student societies

3 Nottingham Statistics Total Student Population: 32,044 Undergraduate Student Population: 23,401 (73%) Postgraduate Student Population: 7,274 (23%) Mobility numbers: Approx Inward Mobility Numbers: 1156 Approx Outward Mobility Numbers: 851 Total number of agreements: ~350 Erasmus agreements: ~260 International exchange agreements: ~85 University target of 25% of UG students having had an overseas study abroad experience by 2012 Current estimate: 17%

4 Nottingham Context Predominantly undergraduate opportunities - 4 year degrees with a compulsory year abroad -3 year degrees with an optional year abroad -School Exchange with a year abroad Integrated periods of study within a 3 year UG or 1 year PG degree Summer Schools (non-credit bearing)

5 Edinburgh Statistics 26,000 students (around 18,000 at undergraduate level) Circa 600 students study abroad on formal exchanges each year (3+% of UG population) 2 institutional programmes – ERASMUS exchange (175 partners) and the International Exchange (60) Small number of departmental links

6 Edinburgh Context Four year degrees Students participating in the 3 rd of 4 years. All international exchanges are full- year only Erasmus exchanges are mainly full- year, with some part-year Starting to promote summer schools

7 Northumbria Statistics 32,000 students taught on campus, of which 18,000 are UG Roughly 3,500 international students Total mobility of 95 students (0.5% of UG) Split across Erasmus and International – operated by separate departments

8 Northumbria Context Pre-empted Internationalisation strategy by pushing growth in mobility Majority is full-year, but increasing levels of semester-long. Concentrated in two (out of eight) schools Large growth in interest in summer

9 WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2009, 12 NOON – 4PM, ATRIUM, PORTLAND BUILDING Find us on Facebook by searching for Study Abroad Team. Study Abroad Fair Find out how you can study abroad! IMAGES REMOVED, PLEASE CONTACT FOR FULL VERSION OF THIS PRESENTATION

10 International Education Week is a celebration of internationalisation, cultural diversity and interaction for all students and staff at the University of Nottingham. Events are open to all and are free of charge unless otherwise stated. International Education Week is coordinated by the Study Abroad Team, International Office Find us on Facebook by searching for Study Abroad Team. Visit our website for the full programme of events! IMAGES REMOVED, PLEASE CONTACT FOR FULL VERSION OF THIS PRESENTATION

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13 Funding What budget is available? What is included in the budget? Other ways of supporting activity Do you pay students? Catering?

14 Promotion & Surrounding Activities Printed materials? Social media? Electronic messages Academic involvement Wider activities Following up

15 Who is involved? Use of students Returning students/incoming students Staff Inviting partner institutions? Wider Uni services?

16 Logistics Timing of event(s) Location Length of fair Materials Furniture and equipment


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