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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:

The Pie News - Students suggest vaccine rollout adds to UK appeal – survey

International Student and Parent Buyer Behaviour Research 2019

The Pie News - ‘Hedge your bets’, agents tell prospective students


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.


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Practical information and insight on UK education for international students


https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/planning/advice-support


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

http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/ihe/what-we-do/preparation-study-work-uk


Agents Training

https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/education-agents/training-agents


IDP research

https://www.idp-connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IDP_Connect_BuyerBehaviour_2019_infographic.pdf


Student Minds https://www.studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus.html


PIE news

https://thepienews.com/news/majority-of-agents-losing-income-because-of-covid-survey/


Corona Virus Immigration Helpcentre CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk

UKCISA https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Studying--living-in-the-UK/Coronavirus-Covid-19-info-for-international-students


Office for Students Guide to Covid 19 working with the DFE https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/for-students/coronavirus-guide-for-students/student-guide-to-coronavirus/


Universities UK International https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/International/Pages/Covid-19-intl.aspx


NUS https://www.nus.org.uk/articles/coronavirus-and-students-key-questions


Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers https://www.protect-ed.org/single-post/2018/02/14/pahelo-promoting-safer-student-communities-through-police-university-parterships


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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