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Embassy Education eForum

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Where envoys responsible for academic relations and foreign students meet UK education institutions and policy makers

The new UK Student Immigration System – Date TBC
This session will offer an overview of the new immigration system for international students, with briefings from the Home Office, UKVI and legal experts.

Covid & Student Welfare – lessons learned – Date TBC
This session will examine the Covid pandemic and how Student Services at Education Institutions responded to support their international students, both in accessing basic needs and supporting their physical and mental health. Expert panellists from education institutions, UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), AMOSSHE and healthcare providers will look at the lessons learned.

Adult Education – Date TBC
The adult/post-school education session aims to include an overview of post-school education options for diplomats, spouses and university-age children. Diplomats and their families are eager to take advantage of studying at the UK’s excellent education offering during their 3 or 4 year postings.
The session will include advice on admissions, qualifications recognition, course finders, fee status and visas (particularly if diplomatic dependents intend to stay on after a posting ends). The types of courses diplomatic families typically inquire about are English language courses both for spouses and professional English for diplomats. Spouses also are interested in short courses and a range of post-graduate courses. Older diplomatic children who may be completing their A levels/IB during the posting are interested in under-graduate courses. University-age children need information on pathways if they have already completed their school education but require additional qualification to be accepted by universities. Diplomats are often interested in part-time masters or doctorate diplomatic studies programmes/international relations courses/MBAs/DBAs, provided they can combine these with their work.

New frontiers for TransNational Education (TNE) – Date TBC
What have the rapid innovations brought about by the Covid pandemic taught us about new global opportunities for TNE and enhanced cross-border collaboration. In Partnership with UUKi and education institutions.

International Education Strategy – Date TBC
An overview of the updated International Education Strategy – adapted to the new realities of the post-Covid world, in partnership with the DIT, DfE and Sir Steve Smith.

International Student Mobility: the Turing Scheme – Date TBC
Introducing the UK’s global programme to study abroad –  what does it mean for partner institutions in other countries?  In partnership with the British Council.

TVET and Skills – Building Back Better – Date TBC
How technical and skills training is key to the covid recovery plan. In partnership with the Association of Colleges, GuildHE, International Skills Partnership.

Regional Education eForum – Date TBC
Specialist Regional Education eFora will bring together education attachés and representatives from education ministries from world regions with top British education institutions and policy makers to focus on education challenges and opportunities specific to their regions.
Regions include:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia
  • Africa


If you are an education provider or representative body and would like to participate in one or more discussions in the Embassy Education eForum, contact Kerry Low at events@embassymagazine.com

If you are an education attaché or adviser and would like more information on the Embassy Education eForum, contact secretary@embassymagazine.com