Report launch: short-term mobility, long-term impact

24 Jun 2021, 14:00 - 15:45

Join UUKi and partners on 24 June for the launch of a report on the impact of short-term mobility programmes

The world of student mobility is rapidly changing. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, mobility and international experience was no longer restricted to semester or year-long placements in another country. More flexible, adaptable and shorter mobility programmes had been developed by universities which in many cases, aimed to offer opportunities to those who either could not or did not wish to take part in longer programmes.

As universities continue to develop new mobility offers and expand provision, and as mobility programmes continue to adapt, UUKi was keen to support the sector by providing insights into the impact of short-term programmes (shorter than four weeks' duration).

Supported by case studies and focus groups drawn from universities across the UK, the report reviews impact and benefits of short-term mobility programmes and identifies models of good practice.

This event is an opportunity to hear from UUKi on the findings, and hear first-hand from universities and students about the impact of such programmes, including any lessons learned.

The event is free and you can register here. Registered participants will receive a link to the report in their inbox on 24 June.

Please note, all timings are in BST.





14.00 -14.10  

Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International  

Welcome and opening remarks 

14:10 – 14:15 

Michael Peak, Senior Advisor, Education Research, British Council  

James Richardson, Trustee, Northern Consortium and Director of Global Development and Partnerships, Sheffield Hallam University  

A note from funders of the project

14:15 –14.32 

Emily Sinclair, Outward Mobility Lead, Universities UK International  

Overview of key report findings including survey, focus group and case studies

14.32 - 14.55 

Professor Bob Gilmour, International Mobility Lead, Glasgow Caledonian University 

Eduardo Lees, Global Opportunities Manager, Goldsmiths, University of London

Stephen Williams, Director, NTU Global, Nottingham Trent University 

Presentation of case studies

14.55 - 15.40 

Chair: Professor Alex Hughes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Employability), University of Westminster 

Featuring student participants of short-term mobility programmes. 

Panel discussion and Q&A 



15.40 – 15.45  

Celia Partridge, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility, Universities UK International  

Closing remarks  



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