Monday, 8 December 2014

FW: Conference on transnational education - including e-learning and MOOCs - with BIS, the QAA, HEFCE, British Council and the UK HE International Unit - Westminster Higher Education Forum, Tuesday, 10th March 2015

 

Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar

Next steps for transnational education: growing UK HE provision in the global market

 

with

Brian Johnson, Head of International Higher Education, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Dr Stephen Jackson, Director of Quality Assurance, QAA; Dr Janet Ilieva, Head of Economic and Qualitative Analysis, HEFCE and Raegan Hiles, Policy Advisor, UK International Unit

and

Michael Carrier, Cambridge English Language Assessment; Nancy Coleman, Plattform; Professor Nigel Healey, Nottingham Trent University; Professor Abid Khan, Monash University, Australia; Doug Locke, Veale Wasbrough Vizards; Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, CRAC (Careers Research & Advisory Centre); Rajay Naik, The Open University and Michael Peak, British Council

 

This event is CPD certified

 

Morning, Tuesday, 10th March 2015

Central London

 

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Dear Mr Andrew

 

I am writing to ensure you don’t miss the above seminar if you are able to attend. Please note there is a charge for most delegates, although concessionary and complimentary places are available (subject to terms and conditions - see below).

 

The focus:

Prospects for international expansion of UK HE provision, including:

·         Development of international branch campuses, franchise and validation agreements;

·         Twin degree programmes; and

·         Innovative models for Transnational Education (TNE). 

 

To note:

·         Agenda includes discussion on the role of e-learning in TNE as well as the potential for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to be used as a recruitment tool; and

·         Speakers include Nancy Coleman, Vice President of Academic Services, Plattform and Rajay Naik, Director of Government and External Affairs, The Open University.

 

Keynote addresses:

Brian Johnson, Head of International Higher Education, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Dr Stephen Jackson, Director of Quality Assurance, QAA; Dr Janet Ilieva, Head of Economic and Qualitative Analysis, HEFCE and Raegan Hiles, Policy Advisor, UK International Unit.

 

Context:

·         Joint QAA-UK HE International Unit consultation into strengthening the quality assurance of UK TNE which called for a comprehensive database of TNE activity and more overseas visits as part of the review process;

·         HEFCE’s recent report, Directions of travel: Transnational pathways into English higher education;

·         The recent British Council report on Exploring the impacts of TNE on host countries;

·         Soon-to-be-published CRAC (Careers Research & Advisory Centre) research on the value TNE to the UK; and

·         Government’s International Education Strategy.

 

Areas for discussion:

·         Assessing Government strategy: policy developments, progress and next steps;

·         Exporting UK education: how universities and HE bodies can improve and maintain the quality of the UK’s education exports;

·         Exploring new markets and ways in which Government and HE institutions can work together to promote UK TNE;

·         Best practice examples of TNE and key challenges facing institutions looking to set up their own campuses or partnerships abroad;

·         Protecting against financial and reputational risks as well as ensuring compliance with local regulatory frameworks and different models of in-country delivery; and

·         The opportunity posed by MOOCs for the future of TNE and how this can be harnessed.

 

The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster Higher Education Forum.

 

Speakers

 

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Brian Johnson, Head of International Higher Education, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Dr Stephen Jackson, Director of Quality Assurance, QAA; Dr Janet Ilieva, Head of Economic and Qualitative Analysis, HEFCE and Raegan Hiles, Policy Advisor, UK International Unit.

 

Further confirmed speakers include: Michael Carrier, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Cambridge English Language Assessment; Nancy Coleman, Vice President of Academic Services, Plattform; Professor Nigel Healey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Nottingham Trent University; Professor Abid Khan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Global Engagement), Monash University, Australia; Doug Locke, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards Consultancy; Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Research and Intelligence, CRAC (Careers Research & Advisory Centre); Rajay Naik, Director of Government and External Affairs, The Open University and Michael Peak, Research Manager, Education and Society, British Council.

 

Additional senior participants are being approached.

 

Networking

 

This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified (more details). Places have been reserved by officials from BIS. Also due to attend are representatives from Association of Commonwealth Universities (Chevening); Bath Spa University; BIS; Canterbury Christ Church University; De Montfort University; EnglishUK; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Higher Education Funding Council For Wales; Monash University, Australia; Pinsent Masons; Queen Mary, University of London; Sheffield Business School; Staffordshire University; University Alliance; University of Aberdeen; University of East Anglia and University of Portsmouth.

 

A press pass has been reserved by a representative from Times Higher Education.

 

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group numbering around 100, including Members of both Houses of Parliament and officials from BIS and other Government departments and agencies, university and college leaders; academics and other higher education professionals; representatives from students’ unions; businesses and their advisors; interest groups and the voluntary sector; along with commentators and reporters from the national and trade press.

 

Output and About Us

 

A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 10 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials at BIS and other government departments and agencies affected by the issues; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations, speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.

 

All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.

 

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Booking arrangements

 

To book places, please use our online booking form.

 

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

 

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.

 

Options and charges are as follows:

·         Places at Next steps for transnational education: growing UK HE provision in the global market (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £210 plus VAT;

·         Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

 

For those who cannot attend:

·         Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 10 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;

·         Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

 

If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities - not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).

 

I do hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a most useful morning, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Yours sincerely 

 

Jonny Roberts

 

Jonny Roberts

Associate Editor, Westminster Higher Education Forum

 

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Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar:

Next steps for transnational education: growing UK HE provision in the global market

Timing: Morning, Tuesday, 10th March 2015                                                                                                  

Venue: Central London

 

Draft agenda subject to change

 

8.30 - 9.00

Registration and coffee

 

 

9.00 - 9.05

Chair’s opening remarks

Senior Parliamentarian

 

 

9.05 - 9.35

The value of transnational education (TNE) for the UK and host nations

Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Research and Intelligence,

CRAC (Careers Research & Advisory Centre)

Michael Peak, Research Manager, Education and Society, British Council

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

9.35 - 9.55

Trends in international student admissions

Dr Janet Ilieva, Head of Economic and Qualitative Analysis, HEFCE

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

9.55 - 10.15

Strengthening the quality of UK TNE

Dr Stephen Jackson, Director of Quality Assurance, QAA

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

10.15 - 10.50

Establishing a greater UK TNE presence - best practice, challenges and safeguards

What can the UK learn from successful TNE partnerships already established by other countries? What lessons can be learnt from previous branch campus closures and what safeguards can universities put in place to ensure the sustainability of their TNE ventures? What factors determine the benefits of TNE for UK universities; how can data be better collected to assess global markets, trends and models? What aspects of the QAA’s report on quality of TNE will be most important in helping universities overcome some of the major challenges facing UK universities with existing transnational partnerships and aid those looking to establish these links?

Professor Nigel Healey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Nottingham Trent University

Professor Abid Khan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Global Engagement), Monash University, Australia

Doug Locke, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Consultancy

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

10.50 - 10.55

Chair’s closing remarks

Senior Parliamentarian

 

 

10.55 - 11.20

Coffee

 

 

11.20 - 11.25

Chair’s opening remarks

Senior Parliamentarian

 

 

11.25 - 11.55

Growing the UK brand abroad - fostering partnerships with governments and universities internationally

How strongly is the current UK brand perceived internationally? What more can the UK do to cultivate existing relationships with foreign governments to enable further TNE links to be made, such as franchise agreements between universities or the validating international courses? How successfully are universities translating best practice examples of student experience and teaching quality into their TNE campuses or courses?

Senior representative, university

Senior representative, embassy

Senior representative, trade body

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

11.55 - 12.25

The role of online learning in expanding UK education abroad

What is the place of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the future of TNE, including paving the way for other models? How can the UK take better advantage of the potential reach of distance learning? In what further ways can universities use distance learning as a marketing or development tool, for example preparing international students for UK study through online English language courses? What can the UK learn from successful examples of credit bearing MOOCs as a TNE model; how can universities, regulators and accreditation bodies to establish these qualifications as internationally recognised?

Nancy Coleman, Vice President of Academic Services, Plattform

Rajay Naik, Director of Government and External Affairs, The Open University

Michael Carrier, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Cambridge English Language Assessment

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

12.25 - 12.55

Policy priorities for the future of UK TNE

Brian Johnson, Head of International Higher Education, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Raegan Hiles, Policy Advisor, UK International Unit

Questions and comments from the floor

 

 

12.55 - 13.00

Chair’s and Westminster Higher Education Forum closing remarks

Senior Parliamentarian

Jonny Roberts, Associate Editor, Westminster Higher Education Forum

 

 

 

 

 

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