AoC Annual International Conference
10 June 2010

Tuesday 15 June 2010
CBI Conference Centre, London

With the current demanding economic situation, the final round of PMI2 funding, and government changes, colleges are working in a demanding, uncertain and testing environment. This conference will look at challenges and opportunities facing colleges' international provision and how the sector can work together to meet them.  

Specifically, the conference will consider PBS Tier 4 Review, the key goals of attracting additional international students to further education, making demonstrable improvements to student satisfaction ratings in the UK, achieving significant growth in the number of partnerships between the UK and other countries, developing new markets and working with EU partners.

Speakers at the conference include:

UK Border Agency
George Shirley, Assistant Director, Sponsor Management and Student Controls

Panel Session
British Council, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for International Development

Breaking into New Markets
Richard Parry, Head of Education and Skills Sector Team, UK Trade and Investment and Matthew Anderson, Director, TVET UK 

International Student Experience
Beatrice Merrick, Director of Services and Research, UK Council for international Student Affairs

Representatives from English UK, Institute of Education, i-graduate, TVET UK and UK Trade and Investment will also be speaking at the conference.

To register for this event, please visit

For further information about this event, contact the events team by emailing or alternatively, please call 020 7299 6980.


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