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UKCISA Grants Scheme 2015-16


Combined reports of research projects 2015-16 in magazine format


List of research 2015-16

Institution Research Reports / Updates
University of Brighton Exploring first year international undergraduates’ experiences in 4 disciplines: influences of   university and international partner college pedagogy and support practices.  
University of York Evaluating Intercultural Competency Strategies Within College Communities
 UKCISA Research Grant: York report Feb 2016York report Feb 2016
Bournemouth University Employment for international students whilst studying in the UK  
Plymouth University  Reaching out to enhance the wellbeing of international students. Are university counselling and wellbeing services accessible and inclusive?           
UKCISA Research Grant: Plymouth Report March 2016Plymouth Report March 2016 

Combined reports of pilot projects 2015-16 in magazine format

Grants scheme reports 2015-16-1.pdfDownload the combined Grants scheme reports 2015-16


List of individual reports of pilot projects 2015-16

Institution Project Title Outline of project Report
Student Experience Projects
Sheffield Hallam University Toolkit for running a successful sexual health campaign for international students in Higher and Further Education Raising awareness about sexual health.
University of Bradford Students' Union Culture in the Community International students take cultural activities and performances into the local community.
Newcastle College International Society at Newcastle College Develop a model of an international society in Further Education.
University of Sussex ‘Freshers of ‘15’: Student perspectives: a pilot in tracking the international student journey Tracking international students cultural adaptation to the UK through focus groups, blogs, vlogs and open forums.
University of Worcester Student Led Friendship Groups UK and international students group buddy scheme
Transition to the UK Projects
Heriot-Watt University International Student Transfer and Transition Developing a suite of resources support move from overseas campuses (in Dubai and Malaysia) to Heriot-Watt
Keele University Students' Union Creating a Rolling Induction Programme for International Students UK and international students develop a programme for induction at any time
Student Employability Project
Midlands Universities Develop your global career – a week of virtual employability events for Midlands international students A series of activities to prepare students for global employment - includes 16 institutions.

Link to session synopsis and recordings

Teaching and Learning Projects
Keele University The Skills4Keele Learning Resources             Online and face-to-face learning resources to aid transitional issues faced by international students
Liverpool School ofTropical Medicine Enhancing Learning Experience for International Students: Pre Sessional Tuition for Online Learning.  Develop online support on basic IT skills.
University of Northampton Team-based learning (TBL): Producing a framework for TBL for Masters international students; improving results, engagement and experience for international students.

Will complete in 2017

Institution Project Title Outline of project Report
University of Manchester & Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester International Student Safety Campaign Year long programme to develop a student safety guide, video and events on student safety. UKCISA Project Grant: Manchester Safety Report Feb 2016UKCISA Project Grant: Manchester Safety Report Feb 2016


UKCISA Paul Webley Award for Innovation 2016 


Julie Allen, Director of Policy and Services introduces the Paul Webley Award for Innovation 2016.  This award was created in 2016 in memory of the Director of SOAS and late Chair of the UKCISA Board, Paul Webley and presented to Helen Paskins and Krassimira Teneva from Sheffield Hallam University by UKCISA President, Lord Bilimoria at the UKCISA Annual Conference at the University of Sheffield in June 2016.  Plymouth University were also commended for their research into international students use of counselling services.

The institutions listed below are being supported with grants in 2015-16.  Several institutions presented a work in progress at UKCISA Members' Forums in 2016.  You can access presentations / reports below.

View slide show of award topics and institutions

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