Universities Minister draws capacity crowd
A capacity crowd of more than 100 diplomats and 50 top education institutions attended the 2013 Embassy Education Conference to hear the latest on the Government’s higher education policy from the Universities Minister the Rt Hon David Willetts MP. Delegates also heard from the CEO of Universities UK Nicola Dandridge, who gave an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing universities in tough economic times, and the session closed with an update on student visa policy from Jeremy Oppenheim of the Home Office.
The many issues raised in the Q&A of the plenary session were taken up in regional discussion groups after which diplomats and delegates were able to relax, regroup and chat informally during the networking reception.
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"A fantastic opportunity to network with diplomatic staff involved in the placement of international students within the UK Higher Education Sector. The organisers were helpful, quick to respond to queries and ultimately facilitated a very professional event with sought after speakers"
University of Keele
Dr Xhoana Papakostandini talks to Peta Nicholas of the Dwight School London
Monika Parzych and Barbara Kelhar of the University of Westminster meet Baharak Moradi (IMO)
"Excellent opportunity to establish fresh connections to a community we have such a long term and significant history with. Already following up on new opportunities!"
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Susanne Frane (Germany) meets Yvonne Haines and Lorraine Gaytten (University of Birmingham)
Dr Juliana Bertazzo (Brazil) takes notes from Lew Wernick of Abbey College