Events & Training


ASIC Virtual Seminar Series

The launch of our Virtual Seminar Series in 2020 was well received, and we are pleased that so many of you benefitted from the new service.

Read on for details of upcoming seminars. Or click here to go straight to the registration page for the next event.

We held three seminars towards the end of 2020 on the accreditation process, the inspection process, and developing international partnerships.

In total, over 300 people from over 50 different countries benefitted from the seminar and recordings, with 100% of attendees, who responded to our feedback surveys, stating that they found the topics beneficial and were likely to attend future ASIC events.

Upcoming events:

International Marketing – Tuesday 26th January 2021, 11am GMT

(Registration closes Friday 22nd January, 5:30pm GMT.)

World University Rankings and QS Star Rating – Details TBC

Sponsorship opportunities are available now for the next seminars in the series. Please email mauriced@asic.org.uk for more information.

What attendees said about last year’s webinars:

“Very beneficial.” “Engaging contributions.” “Expert knowledge.”

“This event is recommended” – Bibianus Hengky, Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“A special event that opened new horizons for the participating universities.” – QA Director, University of Petra, Jordan

“Very informative and introduced me to additional services I was not aware that ASIC offered.”

“Thank you for giving me the chance to attend your webinar. It was very useful in terms of ideas about networking [during the pandemic]” – Harry Paterakis, Managing Director, SR21 – Institute for Scientific Research, Zurich


ASIC International Education Conferences

We are now accepting proposals to present at:

Education Beyond 2021, March 30th – 31st 2021

More information can be found by clicking through to the event page.

We will be announcing the winners of the ASIC Inclusivity Award at the conference. Details about the Award and how to enter can be found here.


ASIC Events Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many benefits to sponsoring an ASIC virtual event with opportunities to have your institution’s/organisatation’s logo displayed across conference marketing material, our website, the events page and platform, and all our social channels. During the event itself, we will mention sponsors regularly throughout, and there are also options available for speaking slots ASIC IEC 2021.

To find out more about the sponsorship packages available, please email mauriced@asic.org.uk.


What are ASIC International Conferences?

Since ASIC’s inception in 2007, we have conducted and participated in seminars, workshops, and conferences both in the UK and overseas.

During our 10th anniversary year, we held our first international conference in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by 160 delegates from over 40 countries. Delegates included those from our accredited institutions, those interested in gaining accreditation, and sector experts. The two-day conference celebrated a decade of promoting excellence in international education.

Here at ASIC, we empower international cooperation in the education community and the conference also provided the opportunity for delegates to connect and network, as well as build formal partnerships.

Following the outstanding success of this and subsequent conferences, and in response increased demand, we now run a series of more intimate regional conferences worldwide in addition to our annual international conference.

These conferences will enable our institutions, and those seeking ASIC accreditation, to meet with industry experts, ministry of education dignitaries, and various leaders and representatives from local education authorities, intergovernmental, non-governmental, and other education agencies, along with the chance to submit papers for presentation, develop partnerships, and experience new countries, cultures and business opportunities.

Information about our conferences including dates, agendas, sponsorship opportunities, etc. will be published shortly here on our website and circulated via our newsletter and social media.

Take a look through our gallery page for more pictures from ASIC events.


ASIC Training

Professional Development with Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)

We are pleased to announce ASIC’s collaboration with Professional Education at HGSE to meet the professional development needs of our institutions. Please click here to find out more.


There’s more to running an educational institution than just gaining the accreditation. It’s important to maintain good operation practices in the long term so that you can keep providing students with a valuable and effective educational experience. ASIC can help you to implement various management strategies so you can continue to operate a successful institution.

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Some of our areas of expertise:

  • Reviewing operations to determine their effectiveness and identifying areas of strength and weakness.
  • Service planning, business planning, strategic planning.
  • Plans for improvement and development of the institution.
  • Developing the curriculum to ensure continued relevance to today’s students.
  • Developing and implementing new administrative procedures.
  • Developing effective, ethical and honest marketing strategies.
  • Training programs for staff to help them develop their skills.

Events and Training

We believe it is important for our accredited institutions to be able to continue to engage with us, so we aim to give them plenty of opportunities to do so. This is why we provide outstanding Networking and Training Events. To do this, we join up with relevant organisations whose knowledge will help you to stay up to date with the latest legislation and best practices. This is essential if you want to stay ahead of the competition in the Education Market.


Seminar Programme

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Previous seminars include:

  • Student Visitor Route, International Student Recruitment & Partnership Development
  • Internationalisation, Key Performance Indicators and International Student Mobility
  • Compliant International Student Recruitment in an Increasingly Adverse Climate
  • Establishing a Student’s True Intent to Study
  • Secure Recruitment Practices – delivered in collaboration with the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (UKNARIC)
  • Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Tier 4 Basket
  • Protecting your Tier 4 Licence – delivered in collaboration with the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (UKNARIC)

WEBA

30% Discount at all WEBA Events

As one of the benefits of ASIC accreditation, ASIC’s institutions can gain a 30% discount at all WEBA events.  These include regular international student recruitment fairs at a variety of locations worldwide and WEBA agent workshops.  These provide excellent opportunities for colleges to recruit students, meet new agents and develop partnerships.

More information about WEBA events can be found here.


Recruitment Fairs and Workshops

In the past few years we have attended and exhibited at many international student recruitment events, both alongside our accredited institutions and on their behalf. This has proven to be an effective and useful exercise and we will be continuing to offer this service. You can find out about upcoming fairs and workshops we will be attending on our website as well as in our regular newsletter.

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