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Reports of research and projects in 2016-17


Combined reports of research 2016-17 in magazine format

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List of research 2016-17

Institution Research Reports 
Manchester Metropolitan University Between expectations and lived experiences: international students recruitment strategies and their impact on students’ academic and social experiences in UK HE
Sheffield Hallam University Mobilising family support: implications for the academic resilience of international students
Lincoln University Students' Union Are students’ union's activities, events and opportunities accessible and used by international students?
University of Glasgow Addressing the needs of international summer school students: implications for universities of the ‘quiet revolution’ in short-term international experiences


Combined reports of pilot projects 2016-17 in magazine format

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List of Pilot Projects 2016-17

Institution Project Title Outline of project Reports
Student Experience
Sheffield University

Exploring the use of ‘WeChat’ as a social media tool to engage Chinese students.

Promoting student support services for Chinese students, with a focus on immigration, integration and careers service through ‘WeChat’.

University of Dundee

International Student Web Video Information

A series of short videos for international students to aid transition to life in the UK.

Heriot-Watt University

Developing an online representation training tool for global students at Heriot-Watt University

An interactive online tool for class representatives studying at Heriot-Watt University outside the UK.

Edinburgh College

Volunteer for Success

Generating year-round volunteering opportunities for FE students with a work prohibition.

York St John University

Grassroots internationalisation created by students for students

A series of student-created activities to inspire internationalisation and peer engagement via the Global Campus project.

Manchester Student Homes, ManchesterUniversity, and Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester international student safety campaign

A year-long programme to develop a student safety guide, video and events on student safety.

University of Sunderland

‘Bounce Back’: increasing access for international students to student wellbeing services

A programme to enhance the emotional and mental wellbeing of international students and increase the number of international students accessing support for their mental health.

Teaching and learning
Royal Northern College of Music

Engagement with learning for international students

A course to introduce students to the conservatoire framework of study by building on the students’ educational experience in their own country.

Queen's University Belfast 

Supporting the academic and cultural challenges facing international students studying biosciences

Identifies the unique academic and cultural challenges facing culturally and linguistically diverse students and raise awareness among teaching staff, with a focus on biosciences students.

Durham University

International students as Curriculum Advisers for academic writing courses: developing and implementing staff-student partnerships

Develop a method of creating effective staff-student partnerships to enable international students to contribute to the improvement of academic writing courses.

Nottingham Trent University

Global Voices in Science

International students contribute to curriculum development on subjects relating to their home country and/or culture.

Liverpool Hope University

International academic writing boot-camp

Helping international postgraduate students to understand academic expectations and conventions of UK universities.

Staff support
Northumbria University

Getting it right first time: an entry clearance toolkit for overseas staff

An online training module for staff advising potential international students on the entry clearance requirements of their visa applications. Primarily for overseas staff and agents



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