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| Open to Institutional IC Community Directors, Heads and Executive members only |

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We hope you can join us at The IC Collective, an in-person event which includes an IC Café, Roundtable Discussions and a Workshop on 27 January 2022 from 11:00 - 15:30 at University College, London (UCL). You can learn how we are keeping you safe at this event by reading the text ‘Keeping you Safe’. For more information about the event, visit www.theicglobal.com/theiccollective

We will be planting an Olive Tree for this event as part of our Sustainability pledge.

This in-person, three-part event is an opportunity for you to network with your Executive, Head and Director colleagues from fellow educational institutions in the UK, learn valuable information about how to plan and structure your staff and resources as well as new International Director research, hot off the press! The day will also include an update from UUKi on the structural and strategy changes they are making to better support UK institutions and will explore critical issues affecting Heads and Directors of International NOW. The day will end with professional development for you, looking at how to set up an international recruitment and/or partnership overseas presence. We would like to create a safe and supportive environment for colleagues to be open and share best practice which is why the IC Cafe and Roundtable Discussions are only open to institutional senior colleagues.

The programme (all times are GMT).

  • 10:30 - Registration, arrival and refreshments
  • 11:00 - 11:45 - The IC Café ‘The Changing Size, Structure and Skill set of an International Office in the future’

The Café will explore some of the drivers for the potential changes in what an International Office might look like in the future, learn from the experience of sector colleagues, their insights and predictions, and understand what approach could be taken if you are thinking about reviewing your structure and resources.

Following on from the successful launch of the PVC-I report (download here) we have undertaken new research to look at the Route to the International Director Role and will be sharing our initial findings at The Café.

The Panel

Charlene Allen, Co-Founder and Director, The IC Global Partnership

Sirin Myles, Co-Founder and Director, The IC Global Partnership

Professor Richard Follett, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor and Associate Vice President (International), University of Sussex.

Lee Wildman, Director of Global Engagement, Queen Mary University of London

More to be announced

  • 12:00 - 12:45 - The IC Roundtable Discussion

This part of the programme will start with an update from UUKi followed by key topic roundtable discussions where you will debate, discuss and discover further insights into the morning’s topic as well as other key topics, suggested by you. Some of the key topics you have suggested so far include:

  • Continue the discussion on ‘The Changing Size, Structure and Skill set of an International Office in the future’
  • How to manage and lead teams that are resilient, diverse and inclusive?
  • How to diversify international student recruitment and develop a sustainable international strategy?
  • Managing operations post-covid e.g. travel, safety, risk assessment, costs
  • How can we become more environmentally sustainable in international education?
  • The future of the graduate route and student employment

Speakers

Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International (UUKi)

Facilitators

IC Global Fellows

  • 12:45 - 13:15 - Lunch
  • 13:15 - 15:30 - Workshop ‘Setting up a University Recruitment and Partnership Presence Overseas’ (14:15 - 14:30 - Refreshments)

This workshop recognises that Universities are reviewing their internationalisation activities and institutions are starting to explore different models including the set up of an overseas presence. There isn’t a one size fits all model, so when it comes to which model to choose, an institution needs to think about what they want to achieve, what their appetite and understanding is of risk and regulation, how much they are willing to invest and where they should strategically be located. Not only do institutions need to think about the strategic approach and the regulations but also how it will be managed and operated. We will explore all of this and more to help institutions understand what they need to consider, what their options are and what the long term considerations and benefits might be. This section of the programme is open to institutional staff members.

This workshop has been designed to

  • Review international recruitment and partnership strategies to establish what structure is required
  • Identify different models of overseas presence
  • Understand the pros and cons of the different models of overseas presence
  • Increase knowledge of the considerations, decisions and checks required to set up an overseas presence
  • Consider the management and operational running of an overseas presence to ensure maximum impact

What will I learn at the workshop?

In this practical, hands-on workshop, you will learn:

  • The different models and their pros and cons to identify which model is best for your institution
  • The different regulations and processes that need to be considered and met to set up an overseas presence
  • What the different management approaches could be and how an overseas presence could work with the home campus
  • What the different recruitment and partnership activities are, and how they can be supported by having an overseas presence

Professional Trainers

Delia Heneghan, Vice President of Global Education Practice, Sannam S4

Pete Richards, Executive Director - UK & Europe (Education), Sannam S4

Zoe Marlow, Head of Client Relations (Education), Sannam S4

The IC Café Panel speakers

Professor Richard Follett

Professor Richard Follet is Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor and Associate Vice President (International) at the University of Sussex. He oversees Sussex's international strategy, developing a global network of education partnerships, enterprise and research collaborations. An elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Follett is also Professor of American History and a specialist on the history of slavery and emancipation in the United States. With more than a decade of senior university leadership in the field of international education, Richard is Chair of Universities UK International Africa Network (representing all 140 UK universities) and serves on the international steering committee of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Higher Education and Sustainable Development Goals Network. He serves on Universities UK's International Strategic Advisory Board and Universities UK Future International Partnerships Steering Group. Prior to joining Sussex, Richard taught at the National University of Ireland, Galway and has held visiting teaching and research appointments at the University of Lagos (Nigeria); Nanjing and Peking Universities (China), University of Heidelberg (Germany), University College London (UK) and external examining roles at Queen's University Belfast and the University of Manchester.

Lee Wildman

Lee Wildman is the Director of Global Engagement, Queen Mary University of London. He has been working in the International Higher Education Sector for 16 years since graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BA English in 2004. Upon joining the International Office at Queen Mary in 2007, Lee has focused on growing the institution's overseas recruitment activities, initially in Central and SE Asia, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. In 2013 he took on the role of Head of International Student Recruitment before taking up the position of Director of Global Engagement in 2017, overseeing Queen Mary’s international and EU student recruitment, international partnerships and student mobility operations, along with the development of the Queen Mary Global Engagement Strategy.

The Roundtable speakers

Vivienne Stern

Vivienne leads Universities UK International (UUKi) which exists to enable UK universities to flourish internationally through UUKi’s unique ability to represent them and act in their collective interests. Vivienne’s background is in higher education policy and politics. After a degree in English Literature, she spent a year in Italy followed by two working in Parliament. She held several policy roles in UUK before becoming Head of Political Affairs in 2011. She took up her current post as Director of UUKi in 2014.

The Workshop Professional Trainers

Delia Heneghan

Delia Heneghan is Vice President of Global Education Practice at Sannam S4. She brings 30 years of experience of higher education as an academic and specialist in internationalisation strategy and operations. This experience includes 15 years as a Dean and Director of International at a UK university with responsibility for the development and delivery of the internationalization strategy of the university including: student recruitment, TNE, and strategic partnership development, setting up offices and establishing presence in key markets including India, Pakistan, and China. Delia was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at an American University in London in 2015, overseeing all aspects of Global Affairs. Delia’s experience includes strategic development and operational delivery in South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, the Far East, Central Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. A Chartered Marketer and Manager, Delia sits on the advisory boards of leading higher education bodies.

Zoe Marlow

Zoe Marlow is Head of Client Relations (Education) at Sannam S4. Zoë has over 15 years’ experience in the international education sector, including periods in the TEFL industry in the UK and abroad; US study abroad and exchange; international student recruitment; pathways marketing; independent schools; and international education consultancy.

Over the years, she has created and delivered strategic and tactical recruitment plans in almost 20 culturally diverse markets and has developed particular expertise in marketing communications. Zoë’s first job was with the British Council in Dakar, Senegal, and she has been a regular visitor to, and observer of, the continent ever since. During her career she has led international recruitment activity in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya for universities and schools, served as West Africa Regional Specialist for the UK government’s Chevening Scholarship and undertaken pro-bono consultancy work for a telemedicine charity in Zambia. She holds an MSc from Cass Business School, where she focused on non profit-corporate partnerships.

Pete Richards

Pete Richards is Executive Director - UK & Europe (Education) at Sannam S4. Pete has been working within the Higher Education sector for over a decade, operating as Marketing Director for Sydney’s highly acclaimed Macquarie Business School, Head of Student Recruitment Marketing at Henley Business School, UK General Manager – International Student Recruitment and Marketing at Navitas and, most recently, Director of Partnership Development (TNE) at Coventry University. Pete studied Engineering, BEng (Hons) at the University of Wolverhampton, as well as a Marketing Diploma via the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ultimately achieving Chartered Marketer status).

The Chairs

Charlene Allen

Charlene has over 20 years’ experience in higher education. She has held senior roles across several universities in the UK, held a national sector leading role as Chair of British Universities International Liaison Association (BUILA) and sat on strategic international advisory boards for the British Council, Universities UK International and the UK Council for International Students Association. Her work has included the development and implementation of various internationalisation projects, lobbying on internationalisation matters and working with the Department of Education and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy International Team on the UK International Education Strategy.

Sirin Myles

Sirin is a highly experienced International Leader and specialist in higher education. She has more than 20 years of international marketing and leadership experience in diplomatic and higher education organisations. Sirin’s career includes the British Council in Istanbul, marketing British education; Regional Director at the University of Southampton and Director of the International Office at the University of Reading. At Reading, Sirin had joint responsibility for all of the University’s Marketing, Communication and Engagement. Since 2016, Sirin has been providing a specialist independent consultancy, individual and leadership coaching to higher education institutions.

Keeping you Safe

We would like to reassure you that we have carefully considered your safety during The IC Collective event and have adopted the following measures. We have limited the number of attendees to 35 people (including speakers and facilitators) in a large room with a capacity of 80 to allow for as much free space as possible. We are also aware of UCL’s measures which includes ventilation in all rooms, the cleaning of buildings, tailored risk assessments, the availability of soap and hand sanitiser as well as the wearing of face masks.

You’re not a bystander in your own life. You care about international collaborations and building sustainable partnerships. Let’s spend time together so we can provide you with the tools, support and knowledge you need to succeed.

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