Posts Categorized: Student services

20 Jun 2017

Refugees in focus: A refugee voice

Hasina Shirzad is an Afghan refugee student living in Norway. With no official documentation proving her qualifications, Hasina began reaching out to universities with the hopes of studying to return to her career as a journalist. She was accepted, but can only study single subjects at this time. She is still working to have her… Read more »

31 May 2017

Joint Programmes: surveying the impacts on graduates

Dual/Joint Programmes (JP) have been developed by higher education institutions (HEI) since the early 1990s. Today they are one of the main tools for the internationalisation of higher education in Europe. Most of the HEIs have a set of JPs in place, new ones are constantly created and funding at both the EU and the… Read more »

22 Feb 2017

5 unique mental health stressors faced by international students

International Student Mobility is unequivocally changing the academic, social and political landscape in higher education. As universities compete globally to attract the best students, they have to address the unique mental health concerns of their new international community. Transnational mobility presents challenges for university staff providing psychological support and crisis management. This blog post outlines… Read more »

16 Jan 2017

International students and alcohol: should we be worried?

While there are known benefits of studying abroad for young people, concerns have been raised over the health of travelling students. In particular, regarding alcohol consumption during the mobility period. Findings from a research project that collected data on a large international sample of Erasmus students can inform health promotion services and programmes for students… Read more »

04 Oct 2016

Employer insights: What gets your students hired?

At EAIE Liverpool 2016, I had the privilege of organising an employer panel From learning to earning: employers’ perspectives on employability. [i]  In the session, representatives from multinational companies shared their insights into what they deem to be employable graduates. Our world café session was structured so that it would be as interactive as possible:… Read more »

30 Sep 2016

The first order of business in alumni communications

When developing a communications programme for alumni, the tendency is to start by thinking about the media you’ll use. Non-profit organisation business consultant Tim Miles suggests that you begin by asking: What is the first order of business? While many might say that the first order of business is how and what you want to… Read more »

13 Sep 2016

Graduate employability: from stigma to diversity

Universities now have increasingly diverse student bodies – including international students, students with disabilities and mental health issues, mature students, migrants, etc. These students are found in all study areas and research shows that they perform as well as any other student. But what happens upon graduation?  What is their experience of getting jobs and… Read more »

13 Jul 2016

Measuring ROI in international student recruitment

This week on the EAIE blog, we will be covering the summer issue of Forum magazine. This whole issue is dedicated to data in international education. We look at how it can be and is used, as well as collected by practitioners. Further to yesterday’s blog post on a similar issue, today’s blog post looks… Read more »