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PMI: best practice case studies archive

Under the Student Experience strand of the Prime Minister's Initiative for International Education (2006-2011), a series of pilot projects and overseas study visits were funded.  The reports of these projects and visits give examples of good practice in supporting international students from institutions in the UK and overseas.


See how best practice in institutions has benefited the experience of international students:

Pre-arrival and admissions

Orientation and reorientation

Integration and social activities

Learning and teaching

Student support and advice

Institutional structure and policies/processes


  • Linking current students and their families with prospective students to answer questions about what it is really like to live in the UK as an international student with a partner and/or children. (University of Nottingham)
  • Providing opportunities for students and their families to participate in activities which provide them with practical assistance and information as well as the opportunity to acquire a better understanding of Scottish life and culture. (University of Glasgow)

Giving advice

Student experience, feedback and representation

Employment and work experience


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