The International Postgraduate Student Experience19 April 2012
Higher education is an increasingly global market, as students become more mobile and more willing to look beyond their national boundaries for value education. Many of our universities have been able to capitalise on the reputation of UK quality and standards of provision. Maintaining this reputation is important in an increasingly competitive environment.
Against a background of growing cultural diversity in the classroom, this workshop is aimed at academic staff who supervise international research students, directors of postgraduate studies and administrators with responsibility for overseas research students, and staff development officers who "train" supervisors of international research students. The objective is to enable participants to identify the key issues for supervisors when working with international research students, and to develop strategies for managing these issues.
The day will be built around the perspectives of international graduate students themselves and the supervisors who admit and supervise them. Participants will be encouraged, through guided group discussions, to consider where supervisors fit within the structure for meeting the needs of international research students within their own HEI. They will also explore possible and appropriate supervisor responses to the challenges faced by international research students.
University of Edinburgh
- Postgraduate researchers.
Staff supporting researchers development
- University of Edinburgh