Webinar 2018

May 24, 2018

Thank you to all participants and viewers who joined webinar 2018 on Monday 2nd July 2018 with the theme: Internationalisation, the curriculum, and academic support

And thank you to BERA (British Educational Research Association) for supporting this event.

A recording of the webinar is now available on Webinar 2018 page.



Education: A Global Perspective: International Conference

March 16, 2017

Hi everyone

Please find below details of a BERA SIG conference Education: A Global Perspective: International Conference, taking place 22 June -23 June 2017 at the University of Worcester.

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone interested.

BERA SIG Conference flyer – June 2017

Webinar 17th Nov, Journal of International Students

November 16, 2016

Webinar 3 in the webinar series organised by the Journal of International Students (https://jistudents.org/webinar-series/) takes place tomorrow:

Thursday November 17th, 2016
2pm CST/8pm GMT.

We will be talking about Academic services, best practices, and gaps.
Join in here.

Looking forward to the conversation!

Webinar series: Journal of International Students

October 24, 2016

We are back! The internationalisation webinar took a long break, but what is better than coming back to such stimulating events as the Webinar Series of the Journal of International Students? Do join the very interesting thought-provoking discussions here:



Seminar 2015 – 30 September 2015

October 27, 2014

You can watch this event on Wedbinar 2015 page.

The Internationalisation Webinar is back! The theme this year is Internationalisation and Change.

Topics for presentations and discussion this year are:

  • Internationalisation of the Curriculum: a ‘Wicked’ Problem? (Dr Sheila Trahar, Reader in International Higher Education, University of Bristol)
  • Internationalisation and Development – Has the internationalisation of UK HE been driven primarily  to sustain UK HE as a globally marketable product? Or have universities adopted intentional approaches that seek to address transnational inequality and justice? (Elizabeth Rider-Grant, Senior Lecturer Work-Based & Placement Learning, Buckinghamshire New University)
  • Internationalisation, where are you?: Reflections on experiences and observations regarding the progression of views and practice on internationalisation in the UK University sector (Dr Margarida Dolan, Advisor to the Economics Network)
  • Moving towards transformative Intercultural learning: understanding the home student experience of Internationalisation (Caroline Burns, Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and Spanish, University of Northumbria)

The online discussion will begin at 14:00 (UT+1) on Wednesday 30th September 2015.

If you are interested in participating, or you have any thoughts regarding the theme you’d like to share, please leave a comment here or email me directly.

Hope to see you all soon!


The event is free, and is kindly supported by the British Educational Research Association (BERA)

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Seminar 2013 – Registration Open

July 3, 2013

Dear all

Hope everyone has had a good year and your endeavours in the past year have been successful!

The Internationalisation Seminar 2013 is upgrading to Internationalisation Webinar 2013! The main theme this year is Internationalisation at Home: inclusion and diversity, or a policy issue.

If you are new to webinars, the choice is a way to provide more opportunities to participate from the comfort of your desks and without the hassle of having to be physically there. The presentations will be delivered online and you will have the opportunity to interact using voice, video, or text options.

The discussion aims to  contribute to the on-going debate on internationalisation at home (IaH). It will revolve around how IaH  is interpreted by participants from the point of view of their interests, beliefs, experience or roles. To facilitate the discussion, I would like to propose as a starting point the following:

“the two pillars on which the concept of IaH rested from the beginning: an understanding of internationalisation that went beyond mobility and a strong emphasis on the teaching and learning in a culturally diverse setting.”
(Wächter, 2003:5)*

The discussion will be open to a wide range of areas and issues including research in the area of internationalisation at home, institutional policy, support and advice, teaching all students or international students more specifically, pedagogical issues, foreign languages, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), intercultural communication, information and communication technology (ICT), curriculum design, and any other issue related to this topic.

The Webinar will take place on Monday 23rd September 2013 from 10:00am UK time.  This event is free but registration is required and is now open. More information about the programme will be published nearer the time.

If you are interested in participating, or would like to present or lead the discussion on any issue related to the seminar theme, please email me by end of Thursday, August 15th 2013.

If you have any questions, also please do not hesitate to contact me.

With all my best wishes and hope to ‘see’ as many of you as possible in the webinar!


*Wächter, B. (2003) An Introduction: Internationalisation at Home in Context. Journal of Studies in International Education, Vol. 7 No. 1, Spring 2003 5-11

International students negotiationg higher education – A new book

November 22, 2012

A new book entitled:
International Students Negotiating Higher Education: Critical Perspectives
Edited by Silvia Sovic and Margo Blythman
Published by Routledge
is now out and available to buy online (http://www.amazon.co.uk/International-Students-Negotiating-Higher-Education/dp/0415614708/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353586470&sr=1-1)

In the current economic climate, more than ever, international students provide an important income to universities. They represent much-needed funds for many institutions, but they also come with their own diverse variety of characteristics and requirements.

This insightful book offers a critical stance on contemporary views of international students and challenges the way those involved address the important issues at hand. To do this, the authors focus specifically on giving voice to the student experience. In particular, the authors show how international student experience can be a ready asset from which to glean valuable information, particularly in relation to teaching and learning, academic support and the formal and informal curriculum. In this way, the issues affecting international students can be seen as part of the larger set of difficulties that face all students at university today.”

Many congratulations to the editors, Silvia Sovic and Margo Blythman, and to all contributing authors.