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Insights for impact: UK - (on demand)

Published On: October 10, 2023

Join our webinar for a 60-minute summary of the changes, challenges and opportunities impacting the higher education landscape in the UK. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A with our experts.

By attending, you’ll gain actionable insights to help you improve your institution’s global reputation, performance and internationalisation.

Our expert panel members will share insights on the following topics.

  • Changes in the higher education environment – shifts in international student flows and how the UK higher education sector is set up to operate in an increasingly competitive international student recruitment environment. 
  • Exploring emerging trends – employability and sustainability and how institutions and the sector are responding.
  • Shifts in student demands – the profile of students, prospective student decision-making and the role of rankings and third-party accreditations in influencing where students choose to study.  
  • How to increase global reputation – the role reputation plays in student decision-making and student recruitment, and how institutions perform compared to their peers.
  • Partnership opportunities – where most research partnerships thrive, how UK’s institutions compare against peers on international research network strength and the link between research and reputation and student recruitment trends. 
Our Panel Member - Andrew Plant

Andy, Senior Business Development Director at QS, worked at 3 UK universities in international student recruitment and partnership roles for 16 years before joining QS in 2021. His focus is on optimising the student journey on behalf of QS’s partners and believes that every student deserves personalised and premium support during their daunting admissions journey. He often posts badly-lit videos on LinkedIn where he talks about #Admissues (admissions issues) and other topical subjects facing international higher education.

Our Panel Member - Selma Toohey

Selma Toohey is the Executive Director of Europe at QS, leading a team of 9 client partnership managers who give insight, solutions and advice to Universities across Europe. Based in the UK, Selma joined QS two years ago following senior positions in international offices at UK and US universities. Having lived in 7 countries, she has formed an expertise in HE emerging markets, driving revenue to support University expansion, transformation initiatives and growth vision. Selma studied Politics at Nottingham Trent University and an M.Phil at Trinity College Dublin. 

Our Panel Member - Alex Berka

With over ten years of experience working in market research, Alex is the Insights Manager at QS and oversees the analysis and design of a range of research projects they conduct. Alex has previously been part of a number of market research agencies, working with a diverse range of clients across multiple sectors.

Since joining QS in 2017, he has managed the International Student Survey - the world’s largest survey of pre-enrolled international students, and the Employers Survey - the world’s largest survey of graduate employers. Alex’s work on these surveys focuses on bringing the student and employer viewpoints to life, ensuring their voices are heard across the sector and highlighting how their expectations align (or do not align) with those of universities.

He is well versed in drawing actionable insights from surveys and the findings of his analysis have been covered in a variety of industry publications, including PIE news and Study International, as well as wider news publications, including The Financial Times. 

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