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Embassy Education Conference

Wed 18 Jul 2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


King’s College London
Bush House. 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG United Kingdom
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The Embassy Education Conference brings together London’s diplomatic community with representatives at top education institutions to strengthen academic partnerships and debate UK education policy.


Who should attend:

Heads of Mission – to find out about the UK education policy
Education Attachés – to network with international officers at UK universities, colleges and schools
Consuls/Welfare Officers – to hear the latest student visa policies
Culture/Science Attachés – to meet with key contacts at top education institutions
Defence Attachés – to discuss Defence Studies in the UK


Reasons to attend:

Network – Meet key contacts at Britain’s education institutions and service providers in one location
Information – Get the latest education policy relating to foreign students direct from government officials and experts in international education
Discuss – Explore specific issues relating to BREXIT, tuition fees, visas, trans-national education, outward student mobility, scholarships and capacity building, defence studies, research and innovation, university rankings


Who you will meet:

International Officers at universities, colleges and schools
Officials in charge of Higher Education policy
Key agency and regulatory body representatives, including British Council, International Unit, Chevening, UKCISA, QAA, NARIC and Innovate UK
Key representatives from Universities UK International
Officials from the Home Office
Education consultants and education agencies



10.00-11.00 Registration coffee and networking

11.00-12.05 Plenary
Embassy Director Welcome
11.06-11.16 Host welcome, Maxine Taylor, Director of External Relations, King’s College London
11.17-11.32 Lord Bilimoria, Chair of APPG for International Students, President of UKCISA
11.33-11.48 Vivienne Stern, Director of UUKi
12.49-12.05 Q&A

12.10-13.00 SESSION I

1. Student visas with Home Office – Paul Jeffrey, Head of Student Migration Policy
2. Science and Research post-Brexit: in association with London Diplomatic Science Club

13.00-14.00 Networking Lunch

  1. 14.00-15.00 SESSION II  – Streamed Workshops

1. International Student welfare: transitioning to the UK, student engagement, creating networks and integrating international students (in association with UKCISA)
2. Building capacity and leadership in Education, with the British Council
3. Education Technology as enabler to widen access and promote prosperity – in association with DIT

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30-16.20 SESSION III – Streamed workshops
Education policy and regulation – with DfE and OfS on TEF, quality assurance
2. Trans-National Education & Outward Student Mobility with UUKi
3. Scholarships with FCO (Chevening), and ACU (Commonwealth Scholarships)

16.30-17.15 Regional Discussion Groups (facilitated by LEARN representatives, KCL and British Council)
Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia
B: Europe
C: Asia (South, Southeast, East)
D: Latin America
E: Africa, Caribbean, Pacific

17.15-18.00 Wine Networking
Presentation of Education Attaché of the Year



Exhibition stands, sponsors and delegates

If you are a diplomatic supplier looking for further information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending the event please contact Kerry at: events@embassymagazine.com


An informative and stimulated event that promotes tertiary education in the UK and discusses issues concerning access to universities and other educational institutions in the UK. Designated people from different countries all over the world involved in education have the opportunity to interact and exchange their experiences in a friendly environment
Embassy of Greece

This particular event has been providing me a lot of information that related to international students in the UK. I hope this event will be continued next year
Malaysian High Commission

Unique event to get a broad overview of what is on offer from the UK educational system
Embassy of Italy

All the diversity of edcuational opportunites in the UK at one spot
University of Ukraine

A very worthwhile afternoon with excellent opportunities to network and very informative presentations
Australian High Commission