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ProtectED Reflections – The post-Covid university challenge – Safeguarding the international student


On Thursday 20 May 2021 at 11.00 GMT, we held our ProtectED Reflections webinar - The post-Covid university challenge – Safeguarding the international student experience - How universities can prepare for and protect the post-Covid student journey


We were 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

We discussed: How Covid-19 has impacted international students and the management and delivery of International Student support services.


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.


Throughout the event Helen shared her knowledge, and has kindly given us the reports and services she mentioned to share with you:


If you would like to get in touch with Doug and find out more about the International Mental Health Project there are several ways please find below.








Practical information and insight on UK education for international students



Immigration, pre-departure & orientation (includes links to Creating Confidence safety information for international students and interviews with door supervisor/police/Counsellor)


Agents Training


IDP research



PIE news


Corona Virus Immigration Helpcentre CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk






The recording of this event can now be viewed on the ProtectED YouTube channel (see above). If you have any questions about this event or the issues discussed, please contact Lisa Ravenscroft at l.ravenscroft@protect-ed.org.

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