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29 March 2022 - 31 March 2022

8:00AM - 12:15PM

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The conference is aimed at engaging the Durham University Global Agent Network who are recruiting international students for the University.

This conference provides a unique opportunity for our global network of agents to learn more about Durham University, its key Unique Selling Points (USPs), and the ‘Durham Difference’, which underpins the value added from our Wider Students Experience activities.
This conference will be held online (via Zoom) over three days. Alongside 10 hours of informative, timely sessions from engaging speakers on a range of topics, we will also provide a wide range of opportunities to network (via breakout sessions), discuss, and make connections with relevant colleagues across the University.
You will also be able to access recordings of all sessions after the event.
Durham University ‘Certificate of participation’ will be issued to all attendees.

Conference Overview

  • Meet our new Director: Mr Charlie Pybus-Director International
  • Town Hall style session with the International Office Leadership Team
  • Meet our International Recruitment Team
  • Durham Difference & Wider Student Experience (WSE)
  • Admissions (undergraduate & postgraduate) and enquiries team
  • Faculty subjects showcase
 See the full itinerary further down this page.
 

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University student
On behalf of Durham University, I welcome you all to our second virtual international agent conference. Durham International Agent Conference 2022 will provide our partners with the opportunity to hear the latest updates from across the university and I thank you all for your continued support for Durham University and I look forward to e-meet you all and welcoming you all to our beautiful campus once it’s safe to do so.

Professor Claire O'Malley
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global

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University student
I warmly welcome you all to 2022 Durham University International Agent Conference. This year’s conference programme will feature expert speakers across the university including International Recruitment team, Admissions and enquiries, Colleges & Wide Students Experience, subject showcase as well as our International Student Centre for our foundation and Pre-Masters programmes. I very much look forward to e-meeting you all.

Charlie Pybus
Director: International Office

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University student
This conference is designed to bring together key stakeholders over 3 days of information sharing, discussion and networking to ensure Durham University applicants receive the best possible experience in their application process. I look forward hearing your views, sharing good practices and facilitating discussions with my International Student Recruitment team to better enhance the experience of Durham University international applicants. Thank you for your continued support to Durham.

Victoria Anderson
Head of International Student Recruitment

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Tuesday 29th March

TimeSessionSynopsisSpeakers
08.00-09.00 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Meet our new Director: Charlie Pybus & Senior International Office Management Team: Victoria Anderson, Dr Fiona O'Carroll and Jemima Lloyd This session is for Charlie Pybus to meet our agent network and to introduce our Senior Management Team
  • Charlie Pybus, Director (Chair)
  • Dr Fiona O’Carroll, Deputy Head
  • Victoria Anderson, Head of International Student Recruitment
  • Jemima Lloyd, Deputy Head (Partnerships and Global Opportunities)
09.15-10.45 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Meet our International Recruitment Team
  • This session will be divided into to:
    Part 1: 30mins (Chair by VA): for all of us to introduce ourselves to our agent network;
  • Part 2: 30mins (Chair by Regional Heads): Regional Breakout room to explore and discuss and get feedback from agents ‘what works well and what are the challenges facing our agents network.
  • Part 3: 30mins (Chair by VA): we all return and each Regional Heads report/debrief/feedback to the planetary any common themes, challenges and what works and what needs improving.
  • Victoria Anderson, Head of International Student Recruitment (Chair)
  • Dr Liadi Mudashiru, Senior Regional Manager (Middle East and Africa)
  • Savi Aggarwal, Country Adviser, India Team
  • Kate Brennan, International Recruitment Manager (Faculty of Science)
  • Jasmine Bual, Regional Manager (South East Asia)
  • Jessa Collings, Regional Manager (North America)
  • Ana-Maria Costea, International Officer (Latin America)
  • Eleanor Garrick, Regional Manager (East Asia excl China)
  • Iqra Khan, Country Adviser (India Team)
  • Nathan Lamb, International Officer (North America)
  • Jian Li, Head of China Operations
  • Tracy Maratty, International Administrator
  • Martin Pout, International Recruitment Manager (Faculty of Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences and Health)
  • Shilpi Prasad-Martin, Country Manager, University Relations (India team)
  • Lisa Qiao, International Administrator
  • Lauren Scarratt, International Officer (International Schools: EU and Gulf)
  • Yingying Xu (Kristi), China Recruitment Manager
11.00-12.15 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Information Governance and Data Protection Session University Assurance Service 
  • David Cull, Information Governance Officer

 

Wednesday 30th March

TimeSessionSynopsisSpeakers
08.00-09.00 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Agent Portal Training & CRM session

Session to be led by IO and supported by Marija

NB: Orla will join for Q&A/panellist discussion.

  • Marija Huljak, former Enquiries Supervisor
  • Orla Thompson, Systems Development Manager
09.15-10.45 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Admissions and Enquiries Session  
  • Jill Howarth, Admissions Manager
  • Charlotte Hogg, Admissions Manager (UG International)
  • Leanne Britton, Enquiries Manager
11.00-12.15 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Wider Student Experience Session-panellist format

This Wider Student Experience Session will be panellists’ format with brief overview of your unit with focus on its international elements/diversity followed by Q&A.

This will be a unique opportunity to showcase your unit to the global audience who are helping to recruit international students for the university to meet our growth agenda.

  • Dr Susan Frenk, Principal, St Aidan’s College
    Katie Binks, Student Volunteering and Community Partnership Manager, Experience Durham
  • Sarah Prescott, Vice Principal. Ustinov College
  • Dr Craig Barclay, Head of Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

 

Thursday 31st March

TimeSessionSynopsisSpeakers
08.00-09.30 (check the event time in your time zone here please) ISC Showcase Session

Join us for an interactive session on Durham University International Study Centre (ISC).

Discover the full enrichment programme and high-level support students receive when they study a pathway programme with us. You’ll find out about the progression team we have at Queen’s Campus and the support they provide to ensure students are on-track to progress to their chosen undergraduate/postgraduate degree at Durham University.

You’ll also have the opportunity to hear first-hand from our Student Ambassadors and ask the panel your questions.

  • John Sowerby, Project Officer
  • Kate Barnes - Product Director, UK and Europe
  • Sophie Holland-Francis - Student Support Coordinator (Enrichment)
  • Jillian McGuren – Head of Progression Support
  • Student Ambassadors (TBC) 
09.45-11.15 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Growth Subjects Showcase Session This session will showcase our Science and Engineering programmes 
  • Kate Brennan, International Recruitment Manager (Faculty of Science)  
11.30-12.45 (check the event time in your time zone here please) Subject Showcase: Session MSc Forensic Archaeology & Anthropology  
  • Prof. Rebecca Gowland, Professor (Dept of Archaeology)
  • Laura Facey, Marketing Manager (Business Partnering), Communications Office
  • Catherine Paterson, Senior Marketing Manager (Business Partnering), Communications Office
  • Dr Daniel Gaudio, Assistant Professor, Dept of Archaeology
  • Martin Pout, International Recruitment Manager (Faculty of Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences and Health)

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