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BAISIS - Providing a soft landing: promoting positive transitions for international students

  • Date: September 18, 2024
  • Time: 12:30 -13:30
  • Cost: BAISIS member – £55, BSA member – £75, Member additional attendee – £25, Non-member – £110
  • Audience: Boarding staff, pastoral staff, academic staff, wellbeing leads, anyone involved in supporting the wellbeing of international students
  • Platform: Zoom (online)

Course Outline:

Providing the best welcome for international students joining us for a period of study can directly impact their ability to engage socially and academically right from the start. From ensuring first-time arrivals are supported in embracing the challenge of navigating a new education system, making friends, coping with culture shock and getting to grips with daily life in the UK, to ensuring all international students are reintroduced to healthy habits to prepare them for a successful school year, encouraged to engage with extracurricular activities and develop essential personal life skills, supporting with this major transition is essential.

Delegates will hear from our speaker who specialises in international support and education in the UK on how to prepare the whole international student community for success for the coming year.

Training topics will include:

  • Pre-arrival considerations and induction link to sponsor responsibilities
  • Supporting first-time arrivals
  • Providing a re-induction for all international students
  • Understanding the context of transitions on emotions and student experience.

Learning outcomes:

  • Leave equipped to ensure your international student induction is fit for purpose both against your sponsor responsibilities and the needs of the students
  • Increased understanding of the induction needs of first-time students, and returning students
  • Insights into suggested processes to ease international student transition and equip for success.

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