AGCAS Phoenix, October 2019 - Supporting International Students

The October 2019 issue of Phoenix shines a spotlight on the delivery of bespoke careers and employability support to a diverse international student cohort. This edition highlights the longstanding commitment of AGCAS members to support the success of international students, and the important work of the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group.

We should feel collectively proud of the varied examples of great practice featured here. But this is just the start. We all know that international students bring cultural and academic diversity and vibrancy to academic campuses across the UK. There are many benefits to the integration of home and international students while studying. However, there is still much more to be done to support international students to gain graduate work in the UK for longer and with increased success.

We are delighted to be delivering a research project on behalf of Universities UK International (UUKi), with support from UKCISA, which explores how higher education institutions support international graduate employability and work with UK-based employers to promote and facilitate access to international student talent. The research findings will act as a springboard to set the future policy agenda and identify where further improvement and support is required.

We can all - as practitioners, institutional leaders, sector bodies and government - work together to enhance the UK's offer to international students. It's all about making a difference.

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