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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.

> View the StudyWorld 2018 seminar timetable

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 Ciarán Devane, who holds a master’s degree in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University. This session is kindly sponsored by LanguageCert and will be introduced by its CEO Byron Nicolaides.

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StudyWorld seminars 2018

Our seminar programme offers a wealth of variety, covering a broad range of topics, all delivered with expertise.

View the StudyWorld 2018 seminar timetable and plan your schedule. Please note, additional sessions may be added before the start of this year’s conference.

Maria & Patrik | StudentMarketing

Industry update: the UK in a global context with Patrik Pavlacic and Maria Cervenanova

Experts from English UK’s insight partners StudentMarketing deliver an in-depth annual industry update that is a must-attend for all UK ELT stakeholders.

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Helen Wright & Yasemin Wigglesworth

The importance of educational guardianship for international students with Helen Wright and Yasemin Wigglesworth

An interactive session to explain what educational guardianship is and its relationship to students, parents, agents and schools.

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Nicola Lutz & Thom Jones

Sales solutions: mystery, method and madness with Thom Jones and Nicola Lutz

This sessions covers traditional and non-traditional routes to sales from cold calling partners, to meeting-packed trips and whether we need to bother going on them at all.

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Jacqueline Kassteen

What’s your story? How to develop your personal brand with Jackie Kassteen

This session will guide you through discovering, developing and promoting your personal brand, exploring your core focus, personality type, mottos, leadership styles and more.

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James Herbertson

Accommodation for the network generation with James Herbertson

This interactive session will look at how understanding Generation Z is vital for attracting students, maintaining satisfaction and generating new student interest.

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Liz McLaren

Choose the UK for quality: understanding education with Liz McLaren

Last year new requirements and guidelines for accreditation were introduced. Find out how these developments and others continue to ensure high standards within UK ELT.

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Nigel Heritage

Making sure young learners in the UK are safe with Nigel Heritage

The UK is one of the safest places to send young people to study. Come to this session to find out about the safeguarding requirements in the UK and ask you questions to safeguarding experts.

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Bert Vercamer

Moving beyond borders: the value of global competence for language learners with Bert Vercamer

In this session we’ll share research, offer professional development, best practices, and practical tools for English+ opportunities and beyond.

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Su Si

Market insights: China

Su Si of the British Council China will share her wealth of knowledge on the China study abroad market, with a focus on the changing market for summer programmes in mainland China

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Andy Buckland

Market insights: the Gulf region

In this Gulf market information session, Andy will share his knowledge and expertise for education providers seeking to recruit students from GCC countries including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

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Maura Leao

Market insights: Brazil

The session will cover the latest trends among Brazilian students, results from the latest Belta Seal Market Research survey and the Brazilian government’s scholarship programmes and implications for UK education providers.

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Basim Ibrahim

Investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia

In this session Basim will give an overview of investment opportunities for UK education providers in the Saudi Arabian education and training sector.

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Will White

Making banking easy for overseas students with Will White

This session aims to explain the reasons why simple banking has been complex for overseas students and the ways in which Loot is currently looking to solve these problems.

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How to boost profit by changing one single web page with Richard Bradford

The solution to boosting your online bookings and profitability per programme is not usually to ‘get a new website’.

In 20 minutes, we’ll show you how we turned around the fortunes of an MSc programme, simply by changing a single page so that you can do the same.

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How we help agents and schools to gain more students globally with Marios Molfetas and Henry Tolley

This session will look at LanguageCert’s exams and their delivery. It will also consider how LanguageCert can help agents and schools increase student numbers though commission, incentives and access to over five million previous test-takers worldwide.

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Young Learners English UK

Young Learners in the UK: Who, What, When and Why? With Neil McLoughlin and guests

This collaborative seminar will answer all of your questions in relation to young learners and the UK. Who should you be sending your students to? What should you look for in a young learner school? Why is the UK perfect for young learners?

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UK immigration, visas and international student policy with Penny Evans and Pat Saini

This seminar will cover comprise of an immigration and Brexit policy update and will address key compliance concerns for education providers surrounding the future of international recruitment.

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GDPR and data protection with Daff Richardson

Daff Richardson will share some of her experience of advising education providers under the new regime and consider the approach taken by the ICO to data breaches, subject access requests and more.

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Collaborating with London’s diplomatic community to meet their educational objectives with Elizabeth Stewart plus guests

This session is a forum for UK education providers and diplomatic staff to discuss collaboration, and will cover the topics of: welfare, academic partnerships, delegations and scholarships.

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