The impact of Internationalisation on
HE and Graduate Employment
Margaret Dane AGCAS Chief Executive
PMI 2 Employer Event
2 March 2011
A statistical overview of UK HE
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2.4M enrolments in 2008-9 4% up on 2007-8
Total P/G +7%, U/G +3%
UK +3%, Non-UK +8% (EU +5%, non-EU +9%)
Total non-UK 368,970
F/T Post-Graduate Taught non-UK +17%
57% of first degree graduates female
Source HESA
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2 March 2011
Number and percentage of
international students across UK
Country
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern
Ireland
UK
Total international
students
304,785
37,545
21,135
% of student population
who are international
15%
17%
14%
5,505
11%
368,970
15%
Source UKCISA
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2 March 2011
International students in UK HE
2008-9
• 13% of full-time first degree students and
11% of all first degree students
• 68% of full-time taught postgraduates and
43% of all taught postgraduates
• 50% of full-time research degree students
and 43% of all research postgraduates
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Top 10 non-EU senders 2008-9
Country of origin
Number
China (PRC)
47,035
India
34,065
Nigeria
14,380
Malaysia
12,695
United States of America
14,345
Pakistan
9,610
Hong Kong
9,600
Canada
5,350
Taiwan
5,235
Saudi Arabia
5,205
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Internat. students by subject
Number
Number
% internat.
Business & administrative studies
101,715
31%
Engineering & technology
46,055
31%
Social studies
31,365
15%
Computer science
22,190
23%
Languages
21,265
16%
Creative arts & design
19,260
12%
Law
18,005
20%
Biological sciences
16,654
10%
Education
12,835
6%
Physical sciences
11,000
13%
PMI 2 Employer Event
2 March 2011
Largest recruiters of int. students
Institution
Non-UK student nos
Manchester
8,800
Nottingham
7,900
UCL
7,125
Warwick
7,080
LSE
6,555
Oxford
6,020
London Metropolitan 5,810
University of the Arts5,750
Leeds
5,690
Northumbria
5,650
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Int. students as %
of total
23%
24%
34%
25%
68%
25%
22%
20%
18%
17%
Issues for Employers
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Impact of recession on graduate recruitment
Understanding visa & immigration regulations
Lack of clarity re above – case law
Fear of breaking the rules / law
Understanding the benefits of recruiting IS
Meeting skills shortages
Part-time jobs & placements
PMI 2 Employer Event
2 March 2011
Issues for International Students
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Choice of course, country & institution of study
Expectations of student experience
Expectations re work experience
Skills development including language skills
Added – value of UK degree
Disadvantages of studying abroad
Competition back home
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2 March 2011
Issues for Higher Education
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Expansion of international student numbers
Competition across globe for internat. students
Quality of offer to UK and overseas students
Integration of international students
Internationalisation of higher education for all
Improvements in a climate of HE cutbacks
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2 March 2011
Issues for HE careers services
• Having the skills, knowledge & resources to help
international students – PMI 2 Projects
• Understanding the UK & overseas labour
markets for international students & graduates
• Helping shape & meet realistic expectations
• Encouraging earlier student engagement
• Leading on & helping integrate the employability
agenda for all students
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Issues for all of us
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Lack of adequate data
Harnessing global talent
Government policies and priorities
Integrating and valuing academic & work-based
learning
• Improving academic / employer engagement
• Getting students engaged earlier
• Identifying and articulating shared needs & offers
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2 March 2011
Lessons & Challenges
• Employer expectations, perceptions & involvement
• Expectations of international students & parents
based on fees paid – feedback from ISB
• Importance of relevant work experience
• Recognising diversity of international students & of
HE institutions across the UK
• Encouraging students to start planning early
• Supporting staff to support students
PMI 2 Employer Event
2 March 2011
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