Workshop 17

Developing and managing pathway programmes with a private-sector provider

  • Tuesday 11 Sept
  • Room T, Level 0, Palexpo
  • Level: intermediate
  • €150 (€200 for non-members)
  • Related Expert Communities Strategy and Management

There is growing interest among higher education institutions in engaging with third-party, private-sector partners to provide complementary services and expertise and to share investment and risk. This workshop will focus particularly on partnerships for the support and delivery of preparatory pathway programmes (PPPs) to undergraduate and postgraduate study for international students. You’ll learn about current developments in PPPs, explore motivations for engagement in PPPs and examine different business models and approaches to PPPs. We’ll also address issues affecting the successful operation of PPPs, including efficiency, effectiveness, quality and accountability.

Learning outcomes

• Understand how and why PPPs are initiated in higher education institutions
• Discover how such relationships can be effectively managed and maintained
• Find out how to maximise the benefits and outcomes of PPPs for your institution


  • Partnership & networks
  • Leadership & strategy


  • Suzanne Alexander, 
    International Education Consultant, United Kingdom


  • Gunilla Carlecrantz, 
    Lund University, Sweden