Forthcoming Seminars

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Good Practice in Institutional Oversight in a Post-Covid world

14 May 2021 at 10.00 am

Robust oversight of partner institutions is a very important part of the risk management and quality assurance of partnership provision. This session will review approaches to institutional oversight, with particular attention to the constrictions imposed by the travel limitations of a post-Covid and low-Carbon policy world.


Business as (un)usual: a sector’s perspective on changes to TNE partnering after covid / Eduardo Ramos, Head of Transnational Education, Universities UK International

UUKi will present the latest data analysis on UK TNE pre-covid partnerships trends, advance some thoughts on how these have been altered by the pandemic and propose a series of questions on how systemic change caused by covid can be used to better respond to the needs of existing and newer TNE partner countries.

Developing a new partnership in a post-Covid world – the University of York’s Europe campus / Amy Middleton, Global Partnerships Officer, University of York

The Europe Campus of the University of York CITY College is the physical presence of the University of York in Europe and the region. The main Campus will be in Thessaloniki, Greece, with satellite activities in 8 other countries and aspirations to go beyond. Partnering with an institution like CITY College is a first for the University of York, and this will provide an insight into the implementation project ahead of enrolment in Autumn 2021.

Establishing UAL’s first international validated partnership in the context of a global pandemic – new approaches, lessons learnt, ways forward / Jayne Knowles, Interim Dean of Performance Arts and Foundation, and Izzy Blackburn, Quality Manager, University of the Arts London

A case study of University of the Arts London’s new partnership with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Premonition or Good Planning? How Leeds Beckett University approached questions of sustainability and risk management pre-pandemic and adjusted the mechanism for institutional oversight of international collaborations from 2018 / Dominic Ramsden, Quality Assurance Manager, Leeds Beckett University

This session will outline the change in strategy to ensure institutional oversight of international collaborative activity from 2018 to present, highlighting the key drivers that led to the changes and the lessons learnt. The session will also describe some of the changes implemented to this system as a result of Covid-19 and how we envisage processes developing in the future.

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Introduction to Collaborative Provision

11 June 2021 at 10.00 am

This session is designed as an introduction to those staff new or relatively new to working in university partnerships. It provides a rapid immersion in the key issues, including terminology, regulatory expectations and risk management issues.

This session may be delivered in a face to face format if circumstances allow.    More details to follow. 

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Transnational Education – Rising to the Challenges

25 June 2021 at 10.00 am

Partnership in transnational education (TNE) is a significant element of the UK university international presence. This workshop will explore opportunities and challenges in TNE and ask how we can ensure that the TNE student experience is maintained in a post-Covid world.

The event will be held online via Zoom.  More details to follow.

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