Covid-19 has brought significant risks to international student mobility, but it also brings an opportunity to reinvent the business of international education. Dr Vicky Lewis discusses some of the ways that this could take place, based on issues raised at the 2020 International Higher Education Forum.
Interview: Risk & Student Experience with Shakira Martin
Apr 02, 2020
Shakira Martin is Head of Student Experience at Rose Bruford College. Before that, she was President of the National Union of Students UK. She’s also a Consulting Fellow for Halpin and a member of our Advisory Group. A few weeks ago Olivia Dunn caught up with her to ask her about risks within student experience. Here’s what she had to say.
It is well documented that an ethnically diverse higher education workforce positively affects the ability of institutions to deliver core services to a diverse student population.
In a survey conducted by the NUS on ‘Race for Equality’ (2011), on the experiences of Black students in further and higher education it highlighted that Black students want a more representative workforce, diverse teaching practices and more Black role models.
Many Black workers in higher education struggle to progress their career in the sector and there is extensive evidence that Black staff are unde...
If diversity and inclusion is the norm, then so too is discomfort and tension. But managed correctly, with common goals and open communication, this discomfort and tension is the key to progressive, exciting – perhaps even magical - teamwork.
International student recruitment in a volatile landscape
Feb 12, 2020
We operate in a volatile global landscape where geopolitical and related factors present risks to some of our core activities. Global events can have an impact – sometimes almost overnight – on international relationships, with the effects cascading rapidly to HEIs and their students.
There are many more issues than politics to consider in HE (although politics affects them all), and this is our second article in a series of three. Here, we focus on governance and the strategic issues and challenges facing universities in the coming years.