08.45     Arrival Tea and Coffee

09.15     Welcome

9.20       What can we learn from our differences?

                Quickfire presentations from around the world, followed by table discussions and feedback

10.15     Presentations by Poster Award Winners

                Each of our five award winners will be invited to make a three minute presentation of their work, followed by Q&A.

10.45    Tea and Coffee

11.15     World Café

This interactive session will provide an opportunity for delegates to focus on topics raised at the Summit which they wish to discuss in more detail. Table topics will include those raised in our pre-event survey as being of most relevance to our work.

12.30     Reflections and our film of GCS 2018, and announcement of hosts for 2019 by Bob Athwal and Tom Devlin

13.00     Close and lunch

Optional session

14.00    International partnerships supporting globalisation and student mobility – Thursday 15 March (2-3pm), King’s Gate, room 5.15

Hosted by Professor Richard Davies, Pro Vice Chancellor Engagement and Internationalisation, for international delegates

Research consistently shows that students who have experience of studying, working and volunteering abroad have better educational and employment outcomes. Students build new international long-term social, academic and professional networks that can increase global job prospects further down the line. Newcastle University places a strong focus on providing overseas placements for students to help them develop skills which are important for their future careers, as well as other partnerships with universities which can facilitate learning through international collaborations.

This optional session, for international delegates, will be introduced by Professor Richard Davies, the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement and Internationalisation. After presenting some examples of international partnership projects, we will open up the session for an informal discussion on opportunities for international partnerships and student mobility exchanges for those interested in working with Newcastle University.

Please note: This programme is subject to change.