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Embassy Education Conference

Wednesday 17 Jul 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Senate House
University of London, Malet Street London, WC1E 7HU
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The Embassy Education Conference brings together the diplomats responsible for academic, cultural and scientific relations with education and scientific institutions, agencies and policy makers in the UK.

The conference is an opportunity to discuss policy with government ministers, parliamentarians and senior officials and meet representatives from Britain’s top higher education institutions, agencies and service providers.

Education and cultural attachés can attend a range of briefings from key government departments and institutions, including the Department for Education and Office for Students, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Home Office (student visas), Department for International Trade, Department for International Development, British Council, Chevening (FCO), Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), Universities UK International (UUKi) and more.

In addition there is an exhibition where diplomats can meet representatives from top education institutions and service providers in Britain, all under one roof.

Attracting 150 diplomats from more than 100 countries, the Embassy Education Conference is provides an excellent platform to network with each other and share best practice.


  • Ambassadors and High Commissioners
  • Education Attachés
  • Cultural Attachés
  • Science Attachés
  • Welfare Officers
  • Consular Staff
  • Defence Attachés
  • Commercial Attachés


  • Universities and HE institutions
  • Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET)
  • Schools, Colleges, Pathways, Language schools
  • Education agencies
  • Education technology
  • Education services
  • Student services


10.00-11.00 Registration, and regional coffee break

11.00-12.00 Opening Plenary

12.10-13.00 SESSION I – Streamed Workshops

  1. Workshop 1: Student Visas – post-Brexit policy with UKVI/Home Office
  2. Workshop 2: Science – Artificial Intelligence
  3. Workshop 31: Defence studies

13.00-14.20 Lunch and regional groups

14.20-15.20 Session II – Streamed Workshops

  1. Workshop 1: Student Welfare (UKCISCA)
  2. Workshop 2: DIT session
  3. Workshop 3: British Council and Institute of Education – partnerships in Education Leadership

15.35-16.25 SESSION III – Streamed Workshops

Workshop 1:OFS/DfE – Policy update
Workshop 2: UUKi – Trans-National Education and Outward Student Mobility
Workshop 3: Scholarships and Capacity Building with FCO (Chevening) and ACU (Commonwealth Scholarships) and DfID

16.25-16.55 – Coffee and final voting

16.55-17.30 Closing Plenary and presentation of Education Attaché of the Year

17.30-18.00 Networking drinks reception



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


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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