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Education Seminar – July 2015

Shabnam Ahmed (Hartley Bain Solicitors) offers legal advice on student visas to Francois Schollaert Paz (Bolivia)

Sophie Garnier of Education First meets Ana Elizabeth Gonzalez (Panama)

Panellists Dominic Scott (UKCISA) and Nicola Dandridge (Universities UK)

Ahmad Faisal Zainal Abidin (Brunei) finds out more about the services of Global Education & Training from Yassir Baraka and Uvaish Kag

Elijah James of Birmingham University chats to Taufik Ahmad (Malaysia)

Hasna Bloor (Canada) in discussion with Heather McKeever of Reading University

Chrystal Denys (USA) chats to Mary Mitchell and Mercedes Maskalik TASIS The American School in London

Sabine Staffelmayr (Austria) and Peter Tesch (Mauritania) explore what’s on offer at Aberdeen University from David Stoll

Exchanging ideas in the Asia group

Leon Francis (University of West London) chats to Uvaish Kagdi (Global Education and Training)

Helen Rylands and Hannah Lewis of Nottingham University meet Jokatamo Fotu (Fiji)

Emma Sarne (Philippines) talks to Tanya Luff of Manchester University

David Loro (South Sudan) meets Simi Solasmith (King’s College London)

Col Pradeep Jung KC (Nepal) exchanges cards with Laura Bryan and Marketa Stryhalova of the International Community School

Europe Regional Discussion Group

Beatriz Alfaro (El Salvador) meets Cathryn Gush and Caroline Breeds of ACS International Schools

Sarah Bellotti and Tony Binns of Mill Hill School talk to Cdr Hosni Zorgati (Tunisia)

Kirsten Mingris, Tom Buckley and Annie Brunt of Lancaster University

Panellists Simon Read (Uni-Pay), Tania Lima (International Unit) and Embassy Editor Elizabeth Stewart listen as Dr John Kirkland (Association of Commonwealth Universities) outlines the Chevening scholarships

Anita Osei-Poku and William Osafo (Ghana) meet Alex Broughton of Brisol University

Fatmah Lallmahamood of the Academy of Diplomacy and Training at Loughborough University meets Gp Capt Alinos Nhamoinesu (Zimbabwe)

A packed audience listens to Rebecca Bradford of the Home Office on student visa policy

Maj Gen Oyefesobi Gbolahan (Nigeria) talks to Juliette Bolon of the International School of London

Charles Hamilton (Pearson Education, PTE Academic) meets Mohamed El Ansari (UAE)

Ronit Yedida and Matt Keston (Israel) find out more about INTO University Partnerships

Mimi Tambi tells Neli Shiolashvili (Georgia) about Chevening Scholarships

Claudia Cupid (Trinidad & Tobago) in the Q&A

Wandee Taechaprut (Thailand) finds out more about Kaplan’s university pathway courses from Liliya Logacheva and Martin Brown

Emilie Maddison and Mamie Barden of the University of Westminster meet Brig Gen Sithabiso Mahlobo (South Africa)

Diplomats and education institutions unwind after an intense day of networking

Cdre Marthe Tecle Tsovo (Cameroon) meets Claire Hope of Edinburgh Napier University


Embassy Editor Elizabeth Stewart welcomes delegates to the conference

Education Conference
Record numbers attended this year’s Embassy Education conference at King’s College London to discuss the education and science policy of the incoming Conservative government.
Keynote speakers included Universities UK CEO Nicola Dandridge, the Chair of the Lords Committee on Science and Technology, the Earl of Selborne and Dominic Scott of UKCISA.
There were a number of thematic workshops and regional discussion groups and an introduction to the London Education And Research Network (LEARN) for education attachés. The day ended with a reception and the unveiling of the new LEARN logo, designed by an architecture student from De Montfort University, Natalie Azodo.


Niranjan Pathiratne (Sri Lanka) meets Mark Tesar of OISE Cambridge

Julianna Bertazzo (Brazil) introduces delegates to the London Education And Research Network (LEARN)

Dr Sama Aleshaiker (Iraq) meets Chris Brown of Queen Mary University London

Gilberto Terente Fernandez (Spain) meets Andrew Patton at the University of Swansea stand

Paul Kelly (Gabbitas) outlines ways to access higher education in the UK

Simon Read and Lisa Lynch of Uni-Pay

John Wordingham (Australia) in talks with Debbie Cowley (Gabbitas)

Professor Matt Uttley of the Defence Studies Department at King’s College addresses defence attachés on professional military education

Jodi Warren and Gina Reilly of the American School in London

Raegan Hiles (International Unit) gives a talk on Trans-National Education

Nurnia Prades and Aissata Edmondson of London South Bank University

Director for International at King’s College Tayyeb Shah makes his opening remarks

Spencer Withrington and Radhika Longbottom of Richmond The American International University in London

The Earl of Selborne, Chair of the Lords Science & Technology Committee

Dr Lisa Davies and Sally-Anne Awcock of the University of South Wales

LEARN Committee Member Angela Cleary (Thailand) welcomes delegates to the Asia Regional Discussion Group

Terry Lazzari and Fran Light (Treloar Trust)

LEARN Committee Member Mohamed El Ansari (UAE) introduces the concept of University Social Responsibility in the Middle East Discussion Group

Jauyah Tuah (Brunei) meets Lucy Thomas of Surrey University

The Latin America Regional Discussion Group

Chester Barh (Liberia) networks with Henry Tolley of Trinity College

Prof Simon Marginson (Institute of Education) and Paul Teulon (King’s College London) raise topics for discussion in the Anglophone group

Eleanor Salt (King’s College London) opens up debate on the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific group

Lilla Somogyi of Alpha Plus Colleges meets delegates at the Embassy Education Conference

The shortlisted LEARN logos

Huda Buhumaid of Etihad Airways and Mohamed El Ansari (UAE) present the winning tickets to Sarah Young of De Montfort University, whose student Natalie Azodo won the LEARN Logo Competition

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