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Educational oversight in higher education 

Event date:
Thursday 7 July 2011 
Regent's College, London 

A conference briefing for colleges recruiting international students

Are you a provider of higher education in the UK? Do you plan to recruit international students from 2012 onwards?

In March this year, the Home Secretary announced new regulations for the recruitment of overseas students. From April 2012, all education providers that want to sponsor new students will have to have Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS) status.

In order to achieve HTS status, sponsors must show that they have a current and satisfactory full inspection or audit ('educational oversight') that meets new UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements.

QAA will offer educational oversight for recruitment to higher education and related programmes.

Immigration Minister Damian Green MP will be the keynote speaker at QAA's one-day conference on 7 July 2011. The conference will provide more information about educational oversight, together with an opportunity to discuss the new arrangements. It takes place at the Regent's College Conference Centre in London.

This event is aimed at independent providers and others with an interest in the provision of higher education for international students in the UK.

Speakers will include representatives from QAA and the UKBA, and there will be the opportunity to put your questions to an expert panel.

The cost to attend is £295 per person (£275 for QAA subscribers). There is a maximum of two places per college.

This conference is now fully subscribed.


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