Transnational Education in HE: recognising opportunities and growing educational exports

Confirmed speakers:

  • Glynne Stanfield, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Dr Esther Wilkinson, Head of International, Jisc
  • Kevin Van-Cauter, Senior Higher Education Adviser, The British Council
  • Carolyn Campbell OBE, Senior Consultant and Advisory Board member, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
  • Katherine Bull, Head of Strategic Insight and Planning, University of London International Programmes
  • Dr Karen Smith, Principal Lecturer in Collaborative Research and Development, University of Hertfordshire


Being a prominent player in global higher education develops international relationships, facilitates the exchange of people, knowledge and ideas, and helps the UK to build soft power.

The Department for Education has revealed that transnational education activity (TNE) was worth £19.9 billion to the UK economy in 2016. This revenue stream exemplifies the financial value of a robust educational export strategy. At a time when the UK’s international relationships are being scrutinised, strategic growth of transnational partnerships are of the utmost importance if the UK is to remain a leading provider of overseas programmes. 

Register to attend Westminster Briefing’s ‘Transnational Education in HE’ event on Tuesday 7 May to learn how the Government aims to support your institution in overcoming the considerable challenges to working overseas. Hear about new policies to support you in new and established markets and learn from good practice in maximising TNE in universities. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

•    DfE and DIT support in overcoming barriers to TNE success
•    Tailoring your offer to a specific market 
•    Increasing the global impact of your university
•    Curriculum, quality assurance and assessment: delivering effective worldwide degrees 
•    Establishing meaningful relationships with European partners now and in the future
•    Transforming a joint programme into a joint institute
•    Good practice from leading institutions with the best overseas programmes 

About the Day:

The morning session will focus on key TNE policies and trends. Delegates will explore how developing the higher education sector's capacity to build relationships overseas will enable UK universities to maximise their TNE performance.

The afternoon session will examine best practice in expanding the global outreach of your institution. Hear from leading providers with successful joint programmes and joint institutes and learn how to identify new TNE opportunities for your univeristy.

We will provide morning refreshments and a networking lunch. Please let us know about any special needs or dietary requirements.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will include, but not be limited to: Principles, Heads of International, Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors, Global Engagement Officers, Heads of Quality Assurance, International Collaboration Managers, Heads of Quality Standards, Directors of Student Services, Heads of Student Support, Student Experience Coordinators and Managers, Heads of Recruitment, Quality Managers.


Further information:

The event is CPD certified. A certificate is available after the event.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Tuesday 7th May 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each

Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Prices above exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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