Wednesday 18 October 2017 to Thursday 16 November 2017

Join us to learn about essential insight and analysis to support your university in developing successful international strategies

The British Council Higher Education team is hosting a series of events across the nation with invited partners Universities UK International (UUKi) and Department for International Trade (DIT). We will be visiting Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester to give you essential insight and analysis on current activities aimed at supporting your university’s international strategy and agenda.

The workshop will be an opportunity for discussion with the our Higher Education team and colleagues from partner organisations. Having an understanding of national policies and systems will inform and help you make the right decisions for your next global move.

  • Where are the opportunities for future engagement and collaboration?
  • What are the trends in countries where you have existing partnerships?
  • Where are the emerging markets? 
  • How can you ensure your collaborations are built on the best foundations possible? 

Who can attend?

This event is of specific interest to International Directors and International Partnership Development professionals. 


Please find below some of the sessions below that we will be facilitating. With consideration to different regions in the UK, please find downloadable programmes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland below.


Welcome and introduction

Brenda McMahon, British Council, Global Head of Higher Education


Global Gauge of higher education policy: Global gauge will help you assess market conditions, assist in making strategic investment decisions and give you a clearer picture on navigating new operating environments.

Michael Peak, British Council, Senior Adviser, Education Research

10.40-11.00 New trends in TNE around the world: a look at new models and emerging markets around the world Kevin Van Cauter, British Council, Senior Adviser, Higher Education Partnerships
11.00-11.20 The Shape of UK TNE: trends and analysis from UK data sources Raegan Hiles, UUKi, Head of Outbound Mobility and Programmes
11.20-11.40 TNE and Trade: The role of the Department for International Trade Education Team Aisling Conboy, DIT Higher Education Specialist – TNE & Teacher
11.40-11.55 Tea and coffee break  


Student Mobility: Pre and Post-Brexit opportunities – the wider picture

David Hibler, British Council, Senior Adviser, Mobility

12.15-12.35 International Partnerships: Why are they so important and what should we be considering? Liz Dempsey, British Council, Higher Education Stakeholder Manager
12.35-13.10 Lunch  

Policy update: The drivers for international engagement in education

Rachel Birkbeck, British Council, Advisor, Government Stakeholder Engagement

Local perspectives on higher education

Local British Council office to facilitate

Roundtable discussion: examples of major events and activities supporting international agendas within UK institutions

  • Erasmus+
  • Going Global
Chair: Jacqui Jenkins, British Council, Head of Engagement - Education with British Council colleagues from your region.
14.20-15.30 One to one meetings with colleagues from the British Council with UUKi and DIT from your region. All participants

 Visits will take place in our regional British Council offices on the dates below:

  • Manchester - 58 Whitworth St, M1 6BB - Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Cardiff - 1 Kingsway, CF10 3AQ - Thursday 26 October 2017
  • Edinburgh - 2-4 Waterloo Place, EH1 3EG - Thursday 2 November 2017
  • London - 10 Spring Gardens,  SW1A 2BN - Wednesday 15 November 2017
  • Belfast - The Boat, 49 Queen’s Square, BT1 3FG – Thursday 16 November 2017


Registration for these workshops is now open. Please register by Friday 6 October to secure your place.

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