Thu, 20 May|
Post-Covid university challenge – The international student experience
Protecting the post-Covid student journey
Time & location
20 May 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
About this event
This ProtectED Reflections event is the fourth webinar in the series 'Safeguarding the Student Experience'. These explore what safeguarding the student experience really means for universities and HE professionals.
The ProtectED Code of Practice addresses key policies, processes and practices relating to the international student journey. This includes:
- International Student Recruitment and Students’ Selection of University
- Pre-arrival to the UK
- International Student Orientation
- During Study.
This webinar will explore how Covid-19 has impacted international students and the management and delivery of international student support services.
The pandemic has created additional pressures for prospective students wishing to come to the UK. Research suggests that many consulates and administrative services closed or reduced their usual capacity as a result of Covid-19, resulting in delayed processing of visa and permit applications for study purposes.
Covid-19 has made ensuring the safety and wellbeing of university students even more demanding. To remain competitive, HEIs must maintain the quality of student experience they offer to international applicants, while facing additional pressures from Covid. This event will review current issues and priorties, and will also discuss the longer-term impact of the pandemic on HEI policies and practice relating to international students.
We are very pleased to welcome our speakers for this event:
- Helen Clews, Senior Adviser Immigration at British Council and ProtectED Advisory Board member
- Doug Little, Senior Project Manager at the International Student Mental Health Project.
Helen and Doug will be interviewed by Professor Caroline Davey, one of the founders and Directors of ProtectED, after which they will answer questions from attendees.
Student safety, security and wellbeing are key factors in both student retention and recruitment. International students (and also their parents) are increasingly considering campus safety and security when choosing their prospective university.
We look forward to you joining us.
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