Universities Wales Weekly Wrap Up – 08 April 2016

NUS Wales assembly election website

If you would like to help NUSW inform students about the upcoming assembly elections and encourage them to vote, please share the link to the NUSW website with your contacts: and support their #GenerationVote campaign via twitter.

Event – Go International 2016: Mobility Makes a Difference

Is outward mobility a key element of your internationalisation strategy?  Want to know the latest data on the outcomes of study and work abroad?  What is the impact of outward student mobility on individuals and institutions?  How do students from disadvantaged or BME backgrounds benefit from mobility?

The 2016 Go International conference will explore the impact of outward student mobility on UK HE, bringing together mobile students, graduates and institutions from home and abroad. It will equip delegates with the latest national data, research and insights on mobility impact to help inform their strategies. This event will be of interest to staff from international and study abroad offices, academics involved in student exchanges, careers departments, widening participation offices, marketing and recruitment.

For the full agenda please click here.  To book online click here.

Event- TNE people (staff): motivation, inspiration and operations

The UK Higher Education International Unit’s HEGlobal programme will be hosting an upcoming half-day seminar on Wednesday 20 April at Woburn House Conference Centre from 10:00am- 3:00pm. Further information about the event and the link to register is now live on their page here. This event will consider some of the major challenges and opportunities for transnational education (TNE) staff and management, in particular employment, equality and diversity and governance structures.

Election 2016: Adult Education Hustings

Ahead of the National Assembly for Wales elections in May, the Open University in Wales will be jointly hosting an election hustings event with the Learning and Work Institute and WEA YMCA CC Cymru.  The hustings will be held on Wednesday 20 April, from 5pm – 7pm, at the City Centre Campus of Cardiff and Vale College on Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5BF.

The hustings event will allow candidates from the political parties contesting the election to explain how they plan to support adult education, skills development and flexible learning opportunities in the next Assembly.  It will also offer audience members the chance to question the candidates on the issues that matter to them.

The event will welcome representatives from Welsh Labour, the Welsh Conservatives, Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, UKIP Wales and the Wales Green Party. The event will be chaired by Arwyn Jones, BBC Cymru Wales Political Correspondent.

This event is free to attend but registration is essential.