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Over 450 UKENIC23 conference delegates hear Minister's keynote address

Over 450 delegates, from 25 countries, attended our two-day UKENIC23 annual conference in Westminster, London this month.

With an overall theme of 'Reconfiguration', the event featured over 50 sessions, and a total of 120 speakers, including a keynote address from Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, UK Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education.

'We need to be adaptable and responsive,' he told delegates. 'We cannot just hope that the world will become different on its own. Education is all about opportunity.' 

Ajaz Ahmed, CEO of design and innovation company AKQA, also took part in the opening plenary session, alongside Tom Bewick, CEO of Ecctis, the Employee-Ownership Trust (EOT) which operates and manages UK ENIC.  

We are grateful to all delegates, speakers, exhibitors, facilitators, and venue staff for all their work. We also give huge thanks to our event sponsors.

UKENIC23 was presented in partnership with Language Cert.

It was presented in association with OxfordAQA and Oxford Test of English and ETS TOEFL.

The event was supported by Cambridge University Press & AssessmentOMPTTrinity College LondonApplyBoardPassword English Language TestingQualification CheckGeckoUniQuest, DialexyStudyLinkProspects HeddDuolingoPearsonOxford International Digital Institute, and IELTS.

Topics covered during the 2-day programme included:

  • Developing closer links between India and the UK higher education sectors
  • A UK sector update on TNE: growth, quality and recognition
  • The impact, culturally and socially, of having a diverse campus
  • What might a decolonised university experience look like – a student perspective
  • Are environmentally conscious institutions more attractive to international students?
  • Understanding Ghana
  • The HE readiness jigsaw
  • TRASE - a project supporting refugee mobility
  • The Global Recognition Convention - a quick guide
  • Diversity of provision in Indian higher education
  • Ecctis updates: Solutions to support the onboarding and development of your admissions team
  • Recognition of UK trained professionals - an update
  • Azerbaijan state scholarship programme and brief overview of the education system
  • The human element: prioritising people in a digital world
  • Close that Spreadsheet! Efficiently managing your agent network with technology
  • What language skills should a university entrance test cover to enable student success?
  • Cheating in High-Stakes Testing: New Technology, New Threats, New Solutions
  • The upside-down world of degree fraud
  • Beyond Borders: The AI (R)Evolution in Translation and Qualification Assessment
  • What is driving education fraud?
  • The UK immigration system - an expert panel
  • Promoting a university or college brand internationally
  • How to overcome the challenge of integrating international students onto post-graduate courses
  • The international education landscape in 2030
  • Can micro-credentials support access to work and admissions? A case study into understanding 21st century skills
  • Considering the wider issues with recognition of online learning
  • The student voice: understanding the choices that students make
  • Can automation help manage increasing numbers of applications?
  • Update on the education system of Ukraine
  • Counter fraud roundtable
  • Why is maths proficiency important in admissions?
  • An update from UCAS on Personal Statement and what this will mean for international students
  • Membership Surgery - meet the UK ENIC account management team
  • Supporting refugees and displaced learners to access education
  • Student performance and predictors of success
  • Understanding the options available to international students
  • How can AI provide insight in the suitability and readiness of potential students? 
  • AI is here doesn't matter if you are for or against it. Artificial OR Intelligent? Beginning AI in Student Recruitment and admissions
  • Reconfiguring the relationship between education and assessment 
  • The future of student conversion: driving your enrolments using intelligent tech
  • Managing application fraud within university admissions
  • ChatGPT for HigherEd: How to start leveraging AI today (and what to look out for)
  • English Language panel
  • A focus on Asian recruitment markets
  • Partnership opportunities with China Colleges
  • Contemporary threats to academic integrity.
05/12/2023 14:58:00