October 2020 update: ASIC Virtual Seminars
You can now book your free place for the first seminar in our new online training series. Click here to go to the event page to read more.
ASIC International Education Conferences 2020
ASIC IEC and all other physical events are postponed temporarily. We will update this page when we are able to provide you with further information regarding future events. Please keep checking here and our newsletter.
In accordance with UK government advice the ASIC office is closed and we are working from home. We will continue to operate our normal UK office hours. Our phone lines are operating as usual. Our staff are all available via e-mail, so please continue to use your current point of contact. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the full statement here.
ASIC IEC Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Benefits for ASIC IEC include opportunities for exposure and branding, showcasing your institution/organisation at dedicated exhibition stands, inclusion of your own marketing collateral in our conference bags, as well as priority booking for one-to-one meetings with ASIC experts.
ASIC ICE 2020 Sponsorship Packages will be published here once we are able to provide more detail about this year’s events.
Background to 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.
Go to our gallery and take a look at some of the pictures from our events.
ASIC is committed to supporting our institutions far beyond the accreditation process. We know that there is more to running an educational institution than just gaining accreditation, and so want to help our colleges maintain and improve their standards in the long term. To help our institutions with this, ASIC offers seminars, training and access to other events which our colleges may find beneficial.
Events and Training
To provide high quality training opportunities, we join up with relevant organisations whose knowledge will help you to stay up to date with the latest legislation and best practices.
Ongoing development with accredited institutions includes the delivery of training programmes for institutions on topics such as the accreditation process itself, health and safety, relations with awarding bodies, quality assurance and enhancement, course review, high-quality and ethical student recruitment, the development of codes of practice and ethics policies, UKVI compliance, and combating fraud. These seminars are repeated on a regular basis and additional seminars will be offered in the light of future developments and institution requests.
These events are an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other education professionals in the ASIC college network. If you are interested in partnerships, ASIC can also help you to establish these as one of the benefits of your ASIC accreditation.
Previous seminars include:
- 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)
- GDPR Guidance
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 ASIC continue 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.
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.
We sponsor and organise events throughout the year in collaboration with other organisations. These events can provide valuable assistance in working with agents and recruiting new students. Details of our upcoming events are circulated in our regular newsletters.