International Students in the UK and Italy: latest evidence and policy perspectives

Friday, 6th July 2012, 10:00 to 16:15,
Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

This one-day event aims to capture, compare and contrast the latest evidence and policy perspectives on International Students in the UK and Italy to inform ongoing policy development in these important areas of migration policy.

This is a European Migration Network UK event, co-hosted by Home Office Science and Middlesex University. As such, there is no charge for this event.

Places are strictly limited. To register, please contact Magdolna Lorinc (M.Lorinc@mdx.ac.uk) by 25 June.

For more information on the EMN visit: http://www.emn.europa.eu

This conference is organised by Chris Attwood and Timothy Angus from Home Office Science, and Professor Eleonore Kofman and Alessio D’Angelo from Middlesex University.

PROGRAMME

Morning session – Chair: Chris Attwood

  • 9:45 – 10:15:  Coffee
  • 10:15 – 10:30: Introduction – Professor Eleonore Kofman and Jon Simmons

Session One – 10:30 to 11:30 Patterns of international student migration to the UK

  • 10.35 – 10.55: Current data on student migration to the UK: Jon Simmons
  • 10.55 – 11.15: Current policy on student migration to the UK: Carolyn Bartlett
  • 11.15 – 11.30: Discussion
  • 11:30 – 11:45:  Coffee

Session Two – 11:45 to 12:45: Patterns of international student migration to Italy

  • 11.50 –12.10: Current data on student migration to Italy: Antonio Ricci/ Marta Giuliani
  • 12.10 – 12.30: Current policy on student migration to Italy: Stefania Giannini
  • 12.30 – 12.45: Discussion
  • 12:45 – 14:00:  Lunch

Afternoon Session – Chairs: Professor Eleonore Kofman/ Jon Simmons/ Alessio D’Angelo

 Choose two from the following three sessions running simultaneously:

  • The value of students, Professor Rachel Brooks
  • What works to attract students, Dr Adam Warren
  • Student non-compliance, Dr Chris Attwood

Session Three

14:00 to 14:50: Workshop One

14:50 to 15:00: Coffee – take on to Workshop Two

Session Four

15:00 to 15:50: Workshop Two

Session Five

15:50 to 16:15: Summary of workshop feedback and Close.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Jon Simmons is Deputy Director for Research and Analysis, Home Office Science: Migration and Border Analysis.

Carolyn Bartlett is Head of Student Migration Policy, Home Office.

Antonio Ricci has been the Project Manager of the Italian National Contact Point of the European Migration Network since 2001. He is an editor of Statistical Dossier on Immigration, an annual report edited in Italy by Caritas and Migrantes Foundation that was first published in 1991. Since 2004, he has been working as a researcher on migration and asylum at IDOS Study and Research Centre.

Marta Giuliani has been a member of the Italian National Contact Point of the European Migration Network since 2011, as well as an editor of the annual Statistical Dossier on Immigration, the first socio-statistical yearbook providing data on immigration at national level. She carries out research on migration and asylum at IDOS Study and Research Centre based in Rome.

Stefania Giannini is the Vice-Chancellor of the University for Foreigners of Perugia. She is an Italian linguist and glottologist; has been an Associate Member of the National Commission for the Promotion of Italian Culture Abroad.

Professor Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey and co-editor of Sociological Research Online. Her research interests focus largely on post-compulsory education, and her most recent books are Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education (Palgrave, 2011, with Johanna Waters) and Changing Spaces of Education: New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning (Routledge, 2012, with Alison Fuller and Johanna Waters).

Dr Adam Warren is employed in the Department of Geography, Loughborough University. His research interests include skilled / highly skilled migration, surveillance and global public health. With his colleague, Dr Liz Mavroudi, Dr Warren has been investigating how skilled / highly skilled migrants working and studying in UK have negotiated changes to UK labour immigration policy. To date, this research has resulted in publications in Computer, Law and Security Review and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. A third paper has been recently accepted by Geoforum.

Dr Chris Attwood is Programme Manager in Home Office Science: Migration and Border Analysis.


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