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Welcoming and Supporting International Students

  • Dates:
    01 March 2017 13:00 -
    01 March 2017 16:00
  • Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Address: Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, G1 1XH

This event is now full.  To be added to the waiting list please email 

This March, the University of Strathclyde and QAA Scotland will be hosting and supporting a Scotland sector wide event considering the welcoming and supporting of international students. 

We are delighted to invite you to this free event. A lunch is included and will be provided from 1.00pm with the programme commencing at 1.30pm. 

Who should attend? 

This event will be of interest to a range of academic and professional service staff and students whose roles involve welcoming and supporting international students. This will include colleagues working in areas such as: 

  • international student recruitment
  • Erasmus and student exchange programmes
  • careers
  • counselling and wellbeing
  • study skills
  • English language support
  • academics and Students Associations, who support academic and social induction in to study

Event activities

The event aims are to share the recommendations of the International Students - Transitions into Scottish Higher Education: A Scoping Study report.  It will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • hear directly from a number of international students of their experiences of arriving and settling in to student life in Scotland
  • share examples of their practice and experiences of welcoming and supporting international students
  • share some of the challenges they are currently debating, with a view to getting support and ideas on these matters from other participants
  • consider opportunities that might exist for inter-institutional collaboration

The event will feature a number of presentations from staff and students who will share their experiences.  Three parallel activity sessions that focus on three aspects of the international student experience:

  • academic integration
  • socio-cultural integration
  • English language ability

Participants should come to the event ready to discuss challenges they have faced in their own institutions.


This event is now full.  To be added to the waiting list please email

Venue and location map

Venue: University of Strathclyde, Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XH.