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  • A truly global Britain needs more people with a global outlook

    30 November 2022 by Maddalaine Ansell

    This blog was kindly contributed by Maddalaine Ansell, Director Education, the British Council. Effective engagement with the Indo-Pacific region is critical to the UK’s economy, security and values. It is also crucial to maintaining the high quality of the UK’s higher education sector which is an enormous soft power asset…

  • Enabling Success for International Students in the UK

    15 November 2022 by Meti Basiri

    This blog was contributed by Meti Basiri, Co-Founder, ApplyBoard. As the global economy edges closer to recession, competition for international talent will be more critical than ever before. The theme of the ApplyBoard trends report, released on 14 November 2022, is obvious from its title, A New Era of Student Choice…

  • How international students can help bridge the UK’s skills gap 

    25 July 2022 by Meti Basiri

    This blog was written by Meti Basiri, co-founder and CMO of ApplyBoard, an international student recruitment platform. ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application and acceptance process to more than 1,500 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom,…

  • Better targeting of mental health support is needed for international students 

    1 July 2022 by Iain Brennan

    On Thursday 7 July, HEPI is hosting a webinar to launch its new report on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller access to higher education. Book your free place here. This blog was kindly contributed by Iain Brennan, College Services Director, University of York IPC (Kaplan). The mental health of our university students received…

  • Humanising the international student experience: the post-study reality of gaining UK employment 

    20 June 2022 by Helen Atkinson, Gemma Green and Jim Campbell

    This blog was written by Helen Atkinson, Careers Consultant at Newcastle University’s Careers Service, Gemma Green, Head of External Relations at the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), and Jim Campbell, Assistant Director at the University of St Andrews’ Careers Centre. The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) is the expert membership…

  • International postgraduate research students matter if the UK wants to become a science superpower. Here is what we can do to attract and retain them.

    14 June 2022 by Joana Westphal

    This blog was written by Joana Westphal, Policy Advisor (Research Policy & Transnational Education) at Universities UK International. Joana is on Twitter @JoanaWestphal. International postgraduate research (PGR) students are critical to the UK’s research and development (R&D) capability and its future talent pipeline. And the diverse community of PGR students is…

  • International Employability: When policy halts progress

    26 April 2022 by Louise Nicol

    HEPI’s hybrid Policy Briefing Day is on 27 April 2022 and institutions that support HEPI are entitled to a free place. This blog was written by Louise Nicol, Founder of Asia Careers Group. The lifting of pandemic restrictions has finally allowed colleagues to gather after two long years of isolation working from…

  • Review of Sonita Gale’s documentary, ‘Hostile’ (selected UK cinemas, January to June 2022)

    4 April 2022 by Lucy Haire

    This blog was written by Lucy Haire, Director of Partnerships at HEPI. Sonita Gale’s new documentary, Hostile, is currently touring selected UK cinemas, with some viewings including a question-and-answer session with Gale and Sonali Naik QC, who supports migrants fighting deportation. Hostile narrates the stories of a Windrush migrant; a younger couple who…

  • Now, more than ever, we need to expand our knowledge of international student outcomes

    15 March 2022 by Anne Marie Graham

    This blog was written by Anne Marie Graham, Chief Executive of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA). Anne Marie is on Twitter @A_M_Graham. The UK education sector has built up a body of evidence on the widespread educational, cultural and social benefits that international students bring to our campuses and our…