Presentation on theme: "1 International Students. 2 My Perspectives International student 20 years in the UK Currently responsible for in-country delivery Passionate about International."— Presentation transcript:
1 International Students
2 My Perspectives International student 20 years in the UK Currently responsible for in-country delivery Passionate about International Education Enjoy working in a confident institution capable of a broad range of international activities Not just about recruitment and bottom line finances
3 Training Examples – Egyptian secondary School heads – in UK Malaysian nurses – in Malaysia China – National Bureau of Statistics
4 Study Abroad One way flow of students typically for one semester with credit transfer – fees to hosting institution US Hong Kong Korea Increasingly other Asian countries showing interest
5 Visiting & Exchange
6 Exchange One semester or one year ERASMUS programme very popular in Europe Institutions need to think about Staff and Student exchange
8 Distance Learning Future ways of learning Face-to-face Internet Virtual communities Social learning Challenges this presents
9 International Education – Other Areas Curriculum – internationalisation Staffing – internationalisation Research & Enterprise Volunteering Community development Student Services Lockhart Principle - contact leaves a trace -
10 Business or Tourism?
11 Recruitment Relations Fine in theory but……. Requires a positive institutional attitude Where are international activities in your HEIs lifecycle? Business or Academic Research or Recruitment Mission or Necessity Committed or Ambivalent
12 Knowledge Erasmus (1500, , ) Tempus Tacis Asia Link PMI 1 & 2 Local laws, tax requirements, regulations etc, for In- Country delivery Bill Rammell – China Summer School Working in the UK – post qualification Bologna
13 Questions to Consider Why get involved in Internationalisation Are there benefits? What will you give back? What is the raison d'être? Life cycle of initiatives Risk assessments Institutional approval processes Costing the types of work Curriculum changes – Eurocentric? Embedded? Alumni relations Ethical position
14 Influencing Change Getting Internationalisation established Buy in from your SMT A champion is very helpful Experience at a senior level is quite useful Must have Deans on board Benchmark your current activity Questions to answer What is the value to the Institution Does a Strategy of any sort exist Has a cost-benefit analysis been completed Are appropriate resource strategies in place How will succession planning be supported
15 Internationalisation! We are part of a global society, communicating at the speed of light and responsible for developing global citizens – we have a responsibility that can only be delivered by being truly International.