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Students without Borders : international student mapping project Mike Heffron Policy Assistant NUS Scotland/sparqs.

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1 Students without Borders : international student mapping project Mike Heffron Policy Assistant NUS Scotland/sparqs

2 Overview of SwB project Three-year project funded by Scottish Government Involves inward and outward mobility projects Focus in year one: conduct mapping project on behalf of Student Participation in Quality Scotland (sparqs)

3 What is the project about? How are international students at Scottish Higher Education Institutions engaging in learning and teaching feedback structures? To what extent? What obstacles exist?

4 What are we asking? What quality assurance/enhancement processes are in place that involve students representatives generally? What support systems are in place for international students regarding learning and teaching?

5 What are we asking? What works in getting international students involved in representative structures? When and how are international students being informed about learning and teaching representative structures?

6 Who are we asking? Student association officers, international student officers and SA staff (interviews - ongoing) Institutional staff involved in learning and teaching issues: quality officers, assistant registrars, international office staff, international student support staff (interviews - ongoing) International students (focus groups – autumn 09)

7 How will it all end? A report will be issued at the beginning of 2010 that will highlight best practice throughout Scotland Goal: help student associations and institutions better involve international students in quality enhancement processes Possible consultancy work

8 More information? Mike Heffron


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