Skills for success in HE: Mexico in a global context

Tuesday 02 June 2015 -
11:00 to 12:15
Session 6.6. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

Matilda Gosling from The Research Base, UK will present the findings of new research commissioned by the British Council. This analyses the skills needed by students to be successful in higher education around the world and particularly in Mexico. Panel members will give their responses to the research, followed by an invitation to the delegates to join the discussion.


Dr Graeme Atherton
Global Access to Post-Secondary Education (GAPS) Initiative, Global Access to Post-Secondary Education Initiative (GAPS), UK

Dr Graeme Atherton has been working in access to HE for 20 years. He has founded and leads regional, national and international access to HE networks. He has produced over 120 publications & conference papers and chairs the Global Access to Post-Secondary Education Initiative. Session 6.6

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John Bramwell
Director for Education and Society - Americas, British Council, Mexico

Currently based in Mexico City, John is responsible for collaboration and liaison for the UK in HE, Vocational Education, Schools, and in Society work with countries in North, Central and South America. Following over 20 years at senior levels in UK HE, John established and managed a new HE/FE institute in Tripoli, a new Quality Assurance and Statistical Research Centre in Kazakhstan, and a UK/Oman Enterprise Unit in Muscat, before joining the British Council. Session 5.8 Session 6.6


Matilda Gosling
Research Director and Managing Partner, The Research Base, UK

Matilda designs and directs the Research Base’s research projects, oversees quality assurance and leads on the overall management of the agency. She is experienced in literature reviews, market intelligence and evaluations; and has expertise in desk research, qualitative research and quantitative research. She has developed a forecasting methodology for the Research Base and has used this in projects to develop various demographic, epidemiological, employment and education forecasts. Session 6.6


Dr Andreas Gian Aluja Schunemann
Head of Cooperation and Internationalisation , Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (Autonomous University of Yucatán), Mexico

Dr Aluja’s has worked at the university for 16 years. In his current post, his main responsibilities are to promote and coordinate and implement internationalisation at the university (academic research and extension) in order to improve the quality and relevance of university life for the students and faculty. Session 6.6