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List of sessions with selective presentations and handouts

Wednesday 29 June 2016

You can also view the conference sessions by theme
When booking, you can select one session from A, B and G from the list that you would like to attend.  On Thursday, you can choose between three hour workshop sessions (CD, EF)  or 2x 1 hour 15 minute sessions (C, D, E and F).

Time Conference sessions
11am - 1pm Newcomers welcome and introduction to UKCISA conference
   
3.15-4.15pm
Sessions A

A1. Team-based learning: improving results, engagement and experience for international students
  A2. AISA members survey - your feedback
  A3. #WeAreInternational - a campaign to celebrate culturally diverse communities
  A4. International Student (Sexual) Health Project IS(S)H
  A5. GradLink UK: an introduction to UWE Bristol's award-winning careers site for international students across the UK
  A6.Tier 4 compliance a practical guide for staff
  A7. UCAS and the international applicant journey: 2017 and beyond
  A8. International student survey 2016: building a sustainable international recuitment strategy using predictive student profiling
  A9. The long and winding road: developing our international students' IT skills
  A10. First year international undergraduates' experiences in 4 disciplines: influences of university and international partner college pedagogy and support practices
 4.30-5.10pm Sessions B
  B1. cancelled
  B2. Short-term study visa route, pros and cons
  B3. Improving internationalisation in UK colleges through partnership with overseas institutions
  B4. Initiatives to develop international students' employability skills
  B5. 'Diverse Voices' initiative: ICOS' intercultural and student support training resource for staff working with international students
  B6. Emergency steps to reduce our refusal rate: can it better the student experience?
  B7. Right first time: embedding the visa application process into the academic curriculum for pre-sessional students
  B8. Early warning signals: a university's approach to identifying and supporting vulnerable international students who are 'at risk'
  B9. A compliant approach to accepting non-SELT English language qualifications for university entry at degree-level above
  B10. Helping international students or corroding learning?  A critique of internationalisation at home 

Thursday 30 June 2016

You can also view the conference sessions by theme

Time Conference sessions
9.00am-12.00pm
Parallel sessions CD

CD1./EF1. Stop Press
  CD2. Bafa-Bafa: a cross cultural simulation experience
  CD3. Preventing refusals of Tier 4 applications            
  CD4. Dealing with the love stuff: an overview of the immigration routes to stay in the UK on the basis of a relationship
9.00am-10.15am Sessions C
  C1. Demystifying the staff Erasmus exchange for advisers and administrators
  C2. Running a reciprocal Tier 4 compliance audit
  C3. "Have you read our guidance?" - small team working and empowering students in a time of constant change
  C4. "Staff training in the support of Chinese students: the University of Sheffield experience"
  C5. The online adviser - using web based tools to deliver immigration advice
  C6. Not just a recruitment tool?  What do international education agents actually do?
  C7. Update on the UKCISA code of ethics
10.45am-12.00pm
Sessions D

D1. None of your business?  Are your systems compliant and thorough - or nosey?

D2. Career support for international students

D3. Immigration/PBS module for staff
  D4. Friendship Groups
  D5. Climbing the ladders (and avoiding the snakes!): enhancing your career in higher education
  D6. FE Network
  D7. Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
1.30-4.30pm
Parallel sessions EF

EF1. Stop Press (repeat of CD1)

EF2. Administrative Review            

EF3. Back to the source: the immigration rules for dependants of students            

EF4. From Malaysia to the UK: a student journey
  EF5. Challenging credibility refusals
1.30-2.45pm
Sessions E

E1. Undocumented migrants and higher education  

E2. Pre arrival communication: an open conversation and worked examples

E3. Communicating and working successfully with Chinese students

E4. Fancy a cuppa?  What can tea drinking tell you about your organisation?
  E5. International students in crisis: how to help international and EU students avoid or deal with crisis situations - FULL
  E6. The journey from resistance to resilience; delivering compliance with compassion.  Honest reflections and practical interventions.
3.15pm-4.30pm
Sessions F

F1. Nottingham PG Certificate in international student advice and support

F2. Risk based decisions in the context of sponsor licence compliance

F3. UKCISA grants scheme 2015/16 feedback from our project 'Creatinga rolling induction programme for international students'

F4. The OIA: our approach to reviewing complaints and cases involving international students

F5. Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)
  F6. Skills4Keele: online learning resource and interactive learning opportunities to develop better, happier students

Friday 1 July 2016

You can also view the conference sessions by theme

Time Conference sessions
9.30-10.30am Sessions G

G1. Techniques to accurately deal with immigration/visa during September rush

G2. The mindful adviser

G3. One step beyond...UKVI compliance: an evidence-based approach to English language assessment and learning

G4. Supporting artists: creating international student support in Manchester School of Art, working responsively with action research informing short projects and changing the way we communicate and deliver support

G5. Gone International - the latest research on the impact of mobility

G6. Developing a video guide to help applicants complete the Tier 4 entry clearance application form outside the UK

G7. Understanding international student recruitment in diversification markets

G8. Working in partnership: institutions and students' union achieving for international students

G9. Global Society at Newcastle College - enhancing the international student experience
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