Rethinking the needs of international students

Rethinking the Needs of International Students: Critical perspectives on the Internationalisation of UK Higher Education Institutions.

Overview

Inspired by the current fervour to ‘internationalise’ among UK HE Institutions and, in particular, the unprecedented growth in the enrolment of students from outside the UK, the seminar series has the following aims:

  • To challenge cultural stereotypes of ‘the international student’
  • To explore the intercultural experiences of international students in UK Higher Education
  • To develop new theoretical understandings of factors impacting on international students’ experiences
  • To contribute to the development of UK Higher Education provision to meet the needs and challenges faced by international students
  • To contribute to the internationalisation of UK Higher Education Institutions

Four seminars were held at the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Bath during 2008 and 2009.

16 December 2008: Birmingham

Mapping the Conceptual Territory

12 March 2009: Bath

Examining the student Experience

17 June 2009: Birmingham

University Provision: learning from promising practice

Group discussions
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23 September 2009: Nottingham

Government Policy as Context, Enabling Factor and Constraint: learning from comparing

Group discussions

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Summary of group discussion 4 (word doc)