Conference

UK NARIC 2016

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Annual Conference workshop programme is now live: view, choose and book your sessions

Monday 21 November and Tuesday 22 November 2016

UK NARIC 2016 is our 20th annual conference and features the richest programme yet of 55 specialist workshops, covering the entire range of concerns for those working in international education – from the practical matters of Home Office compliance; to the strategic questions of preparing for a post-Brexit world, re-orienting, and building new global connections and partnerships.

If you have already booked your conference place, log-in and go to My Training & Conferences to select and book your workshop sessions. Otherwise, book your place and choose and book your sessions now.

‘Global connections, new directions’ is the 2016 theme. Interest in the conference is at record levels and two thirds of places are already filled, even before the workshop programme is published. To secure your place (paid-for or complimentary), you should book now. Non-members can book by emailing conference@naric.org.uk stating the number of places required.

Members can combine complimentary and paid-for places, so that you can attend with colleagues and cover the range of workshops – it is an excellent staff development and professional updating opportunity, concentrated into two days in one place. If in doubt, contact your account manager or email members@naric.org.uk.

We return to the extremely popular Park Plaza in Victoria - easy to get to, convenient for transport links, with great rooms and spaces and great food.

Workshop sessions include:

- New research and survey data to inform your international strategy from the Firetail consultancy, IDP, Net Natives,   ETS TOEFL, Aaron Porter of Hotcourses, and Christina Yan Zhang of QS
- How to survive a Home Office audit, with Lee Bartlett of Fragomen International
- Developing your opportunities in Latin America – and building partnerships in China and the Middle East
- Home Office and Tier 4 policy briefings and updates with Bharat Pamnani, Head of Tier 4 Sponsorship at UKVI,   and also Neil Fletcher, head of the Tier 4 Premium Service team
- The growth of English as a medium of instruction in global HE – with Kristina Hultgren of Open University
- Relying on secondary certificates as evidence of English proficiency – UK NARIC research
- Enhancing the international student experience with Mostafa Rajaai of the National Union of Students; and Dr   Tomasz John of the International Pathways programmes and John Whitehead, head of international student   support, at UCA
- Further education – a panel and Q&A on current issues and concerns, and case studies in FE internationalisation
… and many more

Also, in the conference Fringe, the Metropolitan Police with advice on fraud and compliance, Passport Proven on protecting against identity fraud, and Fragomen International on preparing for credibility interviews.

And don’t forget the networking reception on the Monday evening

The six conference themes for UK NARIC 2016 are:

  • The future: international education, trends, opportunities
  • Qualification recognition: current issues, new developments
  • Immigration compliance: managing risk
  • English language: relevance, security, standards
  • Europe, Brexit and the world: maintaining momentum, moving forward
  • Marketing internationally: intelligence, strategies, techniques

Service providers:

There is an excellent variety of international exhibitors this year at our UK NARIC 2016 conference exhibition. Interest has been extremely strong – there are only two or three stands left – if you want to have a presence at what will be an outstanding conference, contact events@naric.org.uk for information and to reserve your space.

All major conference sponsorships are taken! If you are interested in sponsoring, contact events@naric.org.uk now to discuss possibilities.