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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Conference sessions

Sessions A

A1 Exploring the use of ‘WeChat’ as a social media tool to engage Chinese students
  A3 Advice work on Planet SID
  A4 Alumni and international students
  A5 AISA - you're not alone - how to network online and at regional meetings to share best practice with other advisers
  A6 The changing landscape of international education – using data insights to understand student perceptions and expectations
  A8 Social and interactive activities for international students - a joint presentation by the University of York and Oxford Brookes University
  A9 The OIA: our approach to reviewing complaints and cases involving international students
  A10 Enhancing the employability of UK-educated Chinese students

Thursday 29 June 2017


Conference sessions

Parallel sessions BC
  BC3 Dealing with the love stuff: an overview of the immigration routes to stay in the UK on the basis of a relationship
  BC5 Making connections with our Chinese students: staff training developed at the University of Sheffield

Sessions B
  B1 Graduate entrepreneur: an evolving model at Imperial College
  B4 A holistic approach to delivering orientation and induction programmes
  B5 Action plans And revocations – what next?
  B6 HEAT inspection survival kit
  B7 Adapting to life after graduation: the dilemma of international students

Sessions C

C2 Sharing experiences of checking maintenance documents

C3 Negotiating the CAS minefield
  C4 Ronny Chieng, international student   youtube playlist
  C7 A value laden journey

Parallel sessions DE

DE3 Communication with our students from China, India and Nigeria: cultural influences and effective strategies

Sessions D

D1 Preparing for a Tier 4 audit by the UK Visas and Immigration Higher Education Assurance Team

D2 The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI)

D3 A new interactive approach to visa season
  D5 Tier 4 compliance - minimising risk from the perspective of students, international advisers and sponsors (repeat  E7)

Sessions E

E1 Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

The ATAS team would like to do regional seminars with universities to discuss ATAS issues with them in more detail. If individual universities, or a group close to one another, would find this beneficial please get in touch with Kevin Curran at Kevin.Curran@fco.gov.uk to arrange a meeting.

E2 Ensuring an all staff understanding of compliance

E3 Preventing illegal working: balancing the interests of the institution and the student

E4 Educational equality and international students in the UK
  E7 Tier 4 compliance - minimising risk from the perspective of students, international advisers and sponsors (repeat of D5)

Friday 30 June 2017


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Conference sessions

Sessions F

F5 Reducing your refusal rate without breaking the bank

F6 Putting the fun in cultural awareness training

F8 Net migration numbers in the UK: reality check

Sessions G
  G1 "Volunteer for success" UKCISA grant funded project at FE college
  G3 ‘It’s like a counselling service is our last choice, it’s our worst choice, sorry.’ Developing new approaches to enhancing the wellbeing of International students
  G5 The use of technology as a tool to deliver a high volume of successful visa extensions
  G6 Integration and inclusion on campus: Findings from a student-led research project
  G7 Important things to know about IELTS and how to comply with English language requirements
  G8 Between expectations and lived experiences: the impact of recruitment strategies on international students’ experiences in UK HE
  G9 Sirius programme - enabling international students to establish a business in the UK

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