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APPG for International Students – International Students Day 

17 November 2020, 13:00-14:00 – Online Zoom

This event with UKCISA, held during International Students’ Week, brings together students from a wide variety of countries, studying at different higher education providers in the UK. We will follow with a full agenda shortly.All parliamentarians and APPG supporters are invited to attend the meeting. Please RSVP your attendance to appgis@exeduk.com

APPG for International Students Meeting and EGM

Thursday 05 November 2020, 10.40-12.00 – Online Zoom

The APPG for International Students welcomes Members and Parliamentarians to join a discussion with the newly appointed International Education Champion, Sir Steve Smith on his role and the future for international students in the UK. The meeting with begin with an EGM to consider the election of Ben Lake MP as an officer of the group.

Sir Steve Smith was appointed the International Education Champion in 2020, and his role is to spearhead overseas activity and develop strong international partnerships. The Champion will work with organisations across the breadth of the education sector, including universities, schools, the EdTech industry, vocational training, and early years schooling providers. The Champion will also target priority regions worldwide, as well as tackling concerns over the global recognition of UK degrees.

All parliamentarians are invited to attend the meeting

Please RSVP to appgis@exeduk.com and the office of APPG Co-Chair Paul Blomfield MP at pippa.sparke@parliament.uk.

APPG for International Students – International Students Day Afternoon Tea

25 February 2020, 16:00-18:00 – House of Commons

This event brings together students from a wide variety of countries, studying at different higher education providers, and for the first time, further education colleges, in the UK. Each student has been selected for their contributions to their local institution or community. We have worked with the National Union of Students, LEARN – London Education and Research Network for Education Attaches and the Association of Colleges. Parliamentarians will have the opportunity to meet and hear their stories.

 


APPG for International Students Meeting with Association of Colleges and English UK & AGM

08 January 2020, 09:30-11:30 – House of Lords

We welcome MPs, Peers and their staff to join us for a meeting with the Association of Colleges and English UK. The meeting will be in the form of a roundtable to discuss the International Education Strategy, the impact of international students in the further education and English language sectors, and what is needed to make the recommendations from the APPG Inquiry report work on the ground.  The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place prior to the roundtable discussion.

 


APPG for International Students Meeting with CBI & AGM

17 July 2019, 08:30-10:30 – House of Lords

We welcome MPs, Peers and their staff to join us for a meeting with the CBI. The meeting will be in the form of a roundtable to discuss the International Education Strategy, how the business and industry related recommendations of the APPG for International Students have been considered and what is needed to make both work on the ground. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place prior to the roundtable discussion.

 


 

 APPG for International Students Meeting with BUILA

29 April 2019, 15:00-17:00 – House of Lords

We welcome MPs, Peers and their staff to join us for a meeting with the British Universities’ International Liaison Association (BUILA). The meeting will be in the form of a roundtable to discuss the International Education Strategy, how the recommendations of the APPG for International Students have been considered and what is needed to make both work on the ground.

 


 

APPG for International Students Inquiry Report Launch

06 November 2018, 08:30-10:00 – Portcullis House

We welcome MPs, Peers and their staff to join us for the morning launch of the report from our Inquiry: A sustainable future for international students in the UK. The event will feature a presentation of the report and a panel comprised of MPs, Peers and education representatives.

 


 

Celebrating International Students Day: Afternoon Tea with the APPG for International Students

13 November 2018, 15:30-17:00 – House of Lords

In partnership with the LEARN Committee of educational attachés from London Embassies and the British Council, the APPG for International Students will host a group of international students from around the world currently studying in the UK to celebrate International Students Day.

International Students’ Day is an international observance of the global student community, held annually on 17 November. Universities around the world mark the day as a celebration of the multiculturalism of their international students and the coming together of the international student community.

Paul Blomfield MP will host the event on behalf of the Co-Chairs. This event is sponsored by The British Council.

 


 

APPG for International Students private meeting with the Migration Advisory Committee on International Students Report

10 October 2018, 10:30-12:00 – House of Commons 

We welcome all MPs and Peers to join us for this meeting with the Migration Advisory Committee, which is being hosted by the APPG for International Students. The meeting is open to parliamentarians and their staff only and further details will be confirmed in due course.

 


 

APPG for International Students Inquiry Oral Evidence Sessions

11 September 2018, 9:30-11:30 & 4:30-6:00 – House of Commons 

The next oral evidence sessions for the APPG’s Inquiry will be held on Tuesday 11th September, focusing on the impacts of international students in for our Regions and Nations and in our communities. The Inquiry evidence sessions need members of the APPG to join the inquiry panel at all three sessions (9:30am; 10:30am and 4:30pm).

 


 

Drop-in Session: Impact of International Students to your Constituency with London Economics, HEPI and Kaplan International

11 September 2018, 11:30-13:00 – House of Commons 

The APPG for International Students is hosting a drop-in session for parliamentarians with London Economics, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International, the authors of ‘The costs and benefits of international students by parliamentary constituency‘ report, published in January 2018.

MPs, Peers and parliamentary or constituency staff are welcome to drop in between 11:30 and 13:30 to speak directly with the authors of this study to find out more the impact of international students in their constituency or a constituency they have an interest in. The report authors can also share how your constituency compares to similar constituencies, and the regional and national impact of international students.  Short presentations on the report will be given throughout the session alongside one to one information.

 


 

APPG for International Students Annual General Meeting and first Inquiry Oral Evidence Session

17 July 2018, 4:30-7:00pm – House of Lords

4:30-5:00pm AGM (MPs and Peers only)
5:00-7:00pm Oral Evidence session

The meeting will begin with the Annual General Meeting of the APPG for International Students, which will elect officers and hear the annual report.

The session will continue with the first of two oral evidence sessions focusing on international students in the classroom and their impact on research, trade and soft power. APPG Members are encouraged to attend and ask questions during the evidence session.

 


 

Roundtable: A Sustainable Future for International Students in the UK?

3 July 2018, 9:00-10:30am – Portcullis House 

This roundtable will launch the new APPG Inquiry: A sustainable future for international students in the UK. Experts from education, business and the community will come together to share insights which will be captured for the inquiry. The session will be led by APPG Members who will be able to ask questions of the experts to shape the direction of future oral evidence sessions.

 


 

Celebrating International Students Day: Afternoon Tea with the APPG for International Students

15 November 2017, 16:30-18:00 – House of Commons

In partnership with the LEARN Committee of educational attachés from London Embassies and the British Council, the APPG for International Students will host a group of international students from around the world currently studying in the UK to celebrate International Students Day.

International Students’ Day is an international observance of the global student community, held annually on 17 November. Universities around the world mark the day as a celebration of the multiculturalism of their international students and the coming together of the international student community.

Paul Blomfield MP will host the event on behalf of the Co-Chairs.

This event is sponsored by The British Council.

 


 

 APPG for International Students AGM & Meeting: International Students in the new ‘Global Britain’

Wednesday 12 July 2017, Annual General Meeting 9:30-10:00, Meeting 10:00-11:00

International students invigorate our education sector while they study, our economy when they stay, and our relationships with the world when they return home. Will Brexit change who comes here to study and how they feel about the UK? Can international students and alumni open new opportunities as ambassadors for Global Britain?

Our Panel of experts share their thoughts on the role of international students in Global Britain:

Nicky Morgan MP (Con) – Member of Parliament for Loughborough

Ken Gill, Chief Executive, Northern Consortium UK (Consortium of Northern Universities)

Yinbo Yu, International Students’ Officer, National Union of Students 

Martin Barrow, Advisor, China-Britain Business Council

This meeting will also host the APPG’s Annual General Meeting and new members are welcome to register by emailing appg@exeduk.com. Any APPG member wishing to be elected to an officer role are encouraged to get in touch with the secretariat for more information. The meeting is open to all parliamentarians and to external guest by invitation only, as per APPG guidance. If you would like to attend please email appg@exeduk.com.

 


 

Celebrating International Students Day: Afternoon Tea with the APPG for International Students

17 November 2016, 15:30-17:00 – House of Lords

In partnership with the LEARN Committee of educational attachés from London Embassies and the University of Bradford Business School, the APPG for International Students will host a group of international students from around the world currently studying in the UK to celebrate International Students Day.

International Students’ Day is an international observance of the global student community, held annually on 17 November. Universities around the world mark the day as a celebration of the multiculturalism of their international students and the coming together of the international student community.

Lord Bilimoria will host the event on behalf of the Co-Chairs.

Mostafa Rajaai, International Students Officer at NUS will be our keynote speaker, discussing the importance international students play in enriching education around the world, and the efforts of students in the UK to create more opportunities for cross-cultural learning.

The British Council will also be in attendance to showcase their new digital platform which aims to promote UK higher education and be a vital resource to prospective and current international students in the UK.

This event is sponsored by The University of Bradford Business School.

 


 

APPG for International Students Meeting: In Discussion with Jo Johnson

15 November 2016, 16:00-17:00 – House of Lords

The first formal meeting of the APPG for International Students will host Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. The Minister will update APPG members on the government’s activities to promote international education and UK Higher Education globally. He will also update the APPG on his (then) recent trip to India which marks the start of a new way of promoting the UK as a study destination through the Education is GREAT campaign.

We will also have as a guest speaker Rebecca Hughes, Head of Education at the British Council and Co-Chair of the International Education Advisory Group – a body which brings together education sector groups and government to promote and develop international education in the UK, and in particular the recruitment of international students.

 

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