APPG Events

Upcoming APPG Events

Events organised by the APPG for International Students are open to Members of Parliament and the House of Lords, and others by invitation only. If you are interested in attending an event organised by the APPG please Contact the secretariat:


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 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



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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