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We are sorry to announce the postponement of this event due to the Coronavirus emergency. The event will now take place on Friday 16th October.  Please note that due to speaker availability the agenda below is subject to change. The venue and schedule will remain the same.

If you have already registered, your booking will automatically be transferred to the new date. There is no need to re-register. New registrations for the new date of Friday 16th October are now open.

Thank you for your understanding.



Friday 16 October 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly,

London W1J 0BA 

Join colleagues from across the international admissions and recruitment sector for this year’s seminar to be held on Friday 16 October, 2020 at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London.

Hosted by Cambridge Assessment English in association with UK NARIC, this is our annual thought-leadership event.

In this 6th annual event, there will be presentations and discussions covering:

  • Update on Brexit from Universities UK international
  • Panel discussion with UK and European universities
  • TNE in Europe
  • Immigration status of European students
  • European student trends at UK universities


Leading the way in international admissions and recruitment:
Europe and the UK – moving forward together
09:30-10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00-10:10 Welcome from Cambridge Assessment English Nick Beer, Cambridge Assessment English
10:10-10:20 Welcome from the Chair Chris Lyons, UK NARIC

Opening session: UUKi update on Brexit

Anne May Janssen,

Universities UK International

10:50-11:20 Student trends – International and EU students Mark Wilson, UCAS
11:20-11:40 Coffee break


Potential impact of Brexit on UK higher education TNE provision in the EU

Vangelis Tsiligiris,

Nottingham Trent University
12:10-13:00 Panel Discussion: Europe and the UK – moving forward together

Nancy Cooke, University of Salford

Ronan Hodson, Trinity College Dublin

Drs Kim Zwitserloot, University College Utrecht
13:00-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:25 Exploring English-language requirements within Europe: similarities, differences and best practices

Dr Carmen Neghina, StudyPortal

Dr Andy Blackhurst, Cambridge Assessment English


New immigration regime for EU/EEA students

Deepa Chadha, UKCISA
15:05-15:35 Erasmus+ update (tbc) Lara Blagojevic, Erasmus+ UK National Agency, British Council
15:35-15:45 Close from chair Chris Lyons, UK NARIC


Event details

Date: Friday 16 October 2020

Time: 09:15-16:30

Location: Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA

Attendance is free but early registration is essential: last year the event reached capacity two months before the event.

Questions: If you have any questions about this event, please contact:

Petra Olsson, Regional Recognition Manager, Europe: olsson.p@cambridgeenglish.org

Emma Longden, Senior Marketing Manager, UK, Ireland and Malta: longden.e@cambridgeenglish.org

Booking details: Please register here