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Resources from previous events


Resources from previous events run by HEGlobal are published online approximately one month after each seminar.    

Brexit or Brenter? TNE and the implications of the EU referendum (October 2016)

In the months following the EU referendum, questions about how UK universities will maintain their relationships across the EU have broadened. Initial discussions focused on research and immigration status of students and staff, and these remain priorities for Universities UK. Alongside those issues, more questions are being asked about learning and teaching. Amid concerns that EU students may find UK degrees become out of reach politically, socially and financially, many university leaders and policy makers are considering transnational education. Will UK universities look to grow the programmes they offer on the continent, and if so, how? In TNE terms, does a leave vote actually mean the UK will actively seek to enter more EU markets, rather than exit?

The Scale and Scope of UK HE TNE (July 2016)

Our survey said: Almost all the UK's HE providers plan to grow their TNE delivery in the coming years. In order for growth to be effective, it needs to start with good data and an understanding about the current landscape, what works well, and what works less well.
From 2015-16, W-ECD conducted an in-depth census of the UK's outgoing HE TNE for the HEGlobal programme. Looking to find out more about what's changed in the scale of the UK's delivery, its reach, models of operation and future plans that the UK's university sector has around growing and improving TNE.   

Keeping up with due diligence for TNE 2016 (June 2016)

The UK's higher education regulatory framework is evolving, but what impact will this have on the UK's operations overseas? 'Keeping up with due diligence for TNE' works through the latest quality assurance developments and the increased emphasis on transnational education in the revised operating model for quality assurance.
Although frameworks may be changing, due diligence is not new, so there is much that we can learn from existing and previous practice. HEIs not only meet operational requirements but minimise risk by establishing and delivering robust due diligence for their overseas operations. Each TNE programme and context is different, and so we explore case studies of previous and existing models and good practice, to see how they might best be flexed to deliver the greatest due diligence benefit.

TNE tremendous new earnings or totally negative equity? (March 2016)

The value of TNE to the university offering higher education offshore is notoriously difficult to quantify - best guestimates suggest it takes ten years to see a return, but that return can be substantial if managed right. However, budgeting and awareness of taxes remains weak, and so HEGlobal stakeholders asked for more practical workshops on finance for TNE. Finance experts, tax advisors and university practitioners joined us to look at the numbers and work through ways to more realistically cost TNE activity than may currently be employed, from scoping the idea through to daily operations. 

TNE People (Students): Valuing Students in TNE (January 2016)

Students as partners in their learning experience and in their institutional governance are well established features of higher education in the UK. With vastly different learning cultures, pedagogies, legal and regulatory requirements and student expectations overseas, how does this translate for transnational education? Do expectations of comparability of student experience apply to all elements of higher education, or just parts of it?

TNE People (Students): The Wider Value of TNE (January 2016)

What is the wider value of transnational education (TNE)? Ground-breaking research published in November 2014 explored the economic value of TNE to the UK's economy; this event in January showcased the second part of that research, due to be published imminently. It explored the wider value that students associate with TNE - what does it offer that other higher education doesn't? And how can universities use that in the race for competitive advantage? What's the actual value of TNE taking into account the full spectrum from finance to society, fees to culture?

Keeping up with due diligence for TNE (June 2015)

'Keeping up with due diligence for TNE' worked through the latest QAA developments and what they mean for UK HEIs with overseas provision. It asked: what are the expectations on HEIs for due diligence, and what happens if a partnership falls foul of the core expectations? Will there be changes to quality assurance expectations that will affect how HEIs should operate? What should an institution be prepared for if their provision falls within a QAA country review's scope?

The real balanced budget: the costs and income of TNE before, during and after  (March 2015) 

The value of TNE is notoriously difficult to quantify - best guestimates suggest it takes ten years to see a return, but that return is substantial for UK universities. Although 'The Value of TNE to the UK' gave us the greatest insight to date into what TNE costs HEIs and what TNE offers, financially and in wider benefit to, the UK, our knowledge remains patchy. At this event, policy experts and practitioners as worked through ways to more realistically cost TNE and understand the legal and tax pitfalls to avoid.

Technology: TNE's silent partner (March 2015)

Technology is often the last element to be considered in establishing and maintaining TNE activity - if it's even considered at all in the scoping stages. This event build on the OBHE research commissioned by Jisc which highlighted the relative isolation of IT when planning and delivering TNE, and explored the technological underpinning needed for successful TNE.

The Value of TNE to the UK: evolving landscapes and practices (January 2015)

What is TNE worth to the UK? What is it worth to you? Ground breaking research into 'The Value of TNE' published in November 2014 sought answers to those questions. This event heard from the researchers behind 'The Value of TNE to the UK' report, and universities' experiences of managing TNE.

Directions of travel (January 2015)

Analysis published by HEFCE in November gave new insight into the pathways that international students use when they embark on first degree study in England. This event delved into the detail behind the pathway findings, and explored university practices in utilising TNE for recruitment to the UK.

TNE: an illustrated view (October 2014)

This series of events tackled the big questions of TNE and explored the very latest research findings. We debated the logistical issues of establishing, growing and maintaining a TNE offer within a host country and ensuring it is embedded in your institutional strategy.