Embassy Education Seminar 2012 Review

Education without borders

With eductation becoming more global, it was appropriate that this year’s Embassy Education Conference was held at UCL, known as “London’s global university”. Around 100 diplomats representing 70 missions attended to network with more than 40 top UK schools, colleges and universities. A distinguished panel of speakers also addressed the delegates on trends in international education, including Professor Michael Worton, Vice Provost (International) of UCL, Universities UK Chief Executive Nicola Dandridge, British Council Higher Education Adviser Dr John Law and the Independent Schools Council General Secretary Matthew Burgess. Consuls also attended to hear an informative briefing on student visas from Lee Bartlett of the UKBA as well as Dominic Scott, Chief Executive of UKCISA, who raised important points on student welfare. The afternoon programme ended with a tour of rare Egyptian and Sudanese artifacts at the world renowned Petrie Museum.