StudyWorld programme seminars and keynote speaker

Continued professional development: included for everyone

Education is at the heart of StudyWorld. Our seminar and speaker programme gives every delegate the chance to experience some CPD, going home with updated skills and inspired by top speakers.

Sessions are included in every package, and cover every aspect of international education, including trends, forecasting, student care, export and marketing tips and much more.

Come and start your StudyWorld experience on Monday 3 September with a buffet lunch with colleagues followed by StudyWorld seminars from industry experts.

At StudyWorld, we are united by our passion for education and our free industry seminars are an important part of the experience.

The StudyWorld seminars programme runs on Monday and Tuesday, and is open to everyone attending on those days. Our sessions are chosen to combine practical advice and tips, market and business intelligence, and inspiration to leave you feeling empowered with knowledge and motivation.

Monday’s seminars take place from around midday to the early evening.

Tuesday’s seminars run during meeting hours, so do check the programme in advance to find sessions that are of interest to you and block out the relevant meeting slots in your schedule so you can attend. There are no meeting slots during the keynote speaker.

Gavin Esler, one of the UK’s most respected and well-known journalists and broadcasters, delivered the keynote address at StudyWorld 2017. Find an overview of 2017’s seminars below.

StudyWorld 2018 keynote speaker

Lindsey Hilsum Plenary Speaker StudyWorld 2018

Lindsey Hilsum

Award-winning broadcaster and leading international journalist Lindsey Hilsum will be the keynote speaker at StudyWorld 2018.

Lindsey will speak to StudyWorld delegates at the QEII Centre on Tuesday 4 September and will also spend time in conversation with the British Council’s chief executive Sir Ciaran Devane, who holds a master’s degree in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University, Washington DC.

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StudyWorld seminars 2017

Seminar sessions for StudyWorld 2018 will be announced shortly. For a flavour of the professional development and insight sessions available, find 2017’s seminars below:

David Hawkins

University application in a changing world with David Hawkin

Students increasingly want to apply to universities around the world. This means multiple requirements, deadlines and requirements. How can schools and agents help facilitate this?

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Demand and growth in the junior sector with Matt Knott, Sarah Etchells and Anna Thatcher

Recent research shows the young learner segment of the ELT industry is experiencing change in demand and growth. Where and what shape are these trends taking?

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James Herbertson

Accommodation: the importance of getting it right with James Herbertson

A bad accommodation experience can cloud a good educational one. But getting it right means good reviews and future bookings. How can you make sure your accommodation matches your students?

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Samuel Vetrak

The UK in a global context with Samuel Vetrak

The UK as a study destination has many competitors globally. Samuel will draw on data to compare performance, reveal trends in the sector, as well as future opportunities.

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Innovation through design thinking with Hannah Alexander-Wright

When we are told to ‘innovate’, it is difficult to know where to start. But by using design thinking you can improve customers’ experiences by breaking down their journey to really empathise with them.

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Jacqueline Kassteen

The power of student-led marketing: using influencers and creating brand champions with Jacqueline Kassteen

Word of mouth is one of the most cited sources in recruitment. But there is a new, underutilised route that you can use to stand out: influencers.

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The introduction of a ground-breaking programme with Spencer Fordham and Angharad Holloway

What will future employers demand in the labour market? Two schools are launching a revolutionary programme to meet the changing needs.

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Trends in international education payment methods with Simon Read

Payment method trends vary across sectors. You have to take into consideration the country of origin of your students and position yourself properly to be able to attract students from many nationalities.

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20 years of promoting British education in Ukraine with Tatiana Samborskaya and Valeria Samborskaya

The market for a Ukrainian organisation with UK education focus can be quite unstable with the frequent changes. However, two experts will provide you with industry relevant data to understand how to adapt and thrive in a developing market.

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UK Immigration law, Brexit and international students with Nichola Carter

Visa and immigration are vital areas for education providers in the UK. Due to Brexit, it is even more crucial to be well-informed on such issues. But how can education providers contribute to a beneficial post-Brexit immigration law system?

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Busy is the new black and stress is the new status with Thom Jones

Being part of a business culture inevitably leads us to being “crazy busy”, stressed and surrounded by work related responsibilities wherever we go. But does it have to be like this? There is a way to work and life balance.

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Winning bigger tenders: A loser’s guide with Richard Bradford

Whether delivered in the UK or as part of a transnational education (TNE) programme, the UK allegedly needs to up its game when it comes to pitching for international education contracts. How can you meet all the requirements successfully?

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UK Export Finance: helping global partners buy from UK suppliers with Wedad Kurukgy

The services of the UK Export Finance help overseas borrowers to finance purchases from UK suppliers, including education organisations. This support can significantly finance up the value of the UK export contracts.

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Accessing aid-funded business with Eddie Malone

The Asian Development Bank and the World Bank are working on several education projects, focusing mainly ont he ASEAN region. The Department for International Trade is researching strategies now on how smaller UK educations suppliers could also successfully win contracts for such projects.

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The demand for UK summer school programmes in mainland China with Su Si and Sarah Wang

The China report, jointly produced by the British Council and English UK, provides information on the growing demand in the country. Summer school providers can gain invaluable information on future trends and opportunities in the Chinese market.

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