2020 – Virtual Study Tour

This online webinar will take place via Zoom.

Fees: Free to AUA Members | Non-member £20+VAT

10.00 to 11.15

Thursday, 11 February 2021

About this Event

This year, for the first time ever, the AUA’s annual study tour went online. The focus of the tour was reviewing Sino-British partnership in Trans-National Education (TNE). In this session, members from the tour will talk through what they’ve learned about the TNE partnerships that British universities have with Chinese universities, as well as explaining the challenges and successes involved in conducting a virtual study tour.  If you are interested in higher education in an international context or want to know more about how to successfully run an event like this online, then join this interactive session to find out how we did it and what we found.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is interested in higher education in an international context or who is keen to learn more about how to running a virtual event like the study tour.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, delegates will:

1. Understand more about TNE partnerships between British and Chinese universities

2. Gain insight from tour members

3. Have a better understanding of how the tour was conducted virtually

Interested in becoming an AUA Member? Find out more and how to join here.

Details in brief

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: 11 February 2021

Time: 10:00 to 11.15

Fees: Free to AUA Members | Non-member £20+VAT


Tracey Stenson Jukes

International Partnerships Manager (Teaching and Learning)

University of Bath

Tracey provides expert advice and support for the University’s international teaching and learning partnerships portfolio. In her role, she manages network-building activities for staff mobility and collaborative teaching and learning.

Tracey has substantial experience building international partnerships in the Higher Education sector. Before Bath, she worked as an administrator on a blended TNE programme at the University of Nottingham.

Tracey is currently studying for the AUA PgCert in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. As a relationship manager, she has worked in various sectors before moving into Higher Education.

Jessica Carwardine

Placements Officer (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

University of Bath

About Jessica

Jessica works with students and employers from around the world to facilitate professional placement opportunities. Before Bath, Jessica worked as a Business Partnerships Manager at InterGreat Education Group, facilitating Sino-British transnational education partnership programmes.

Jessica has also lived and taught in Hong Kong.

Emma Marku

International Partnerships Officer

University of Kent

About Emma

Emma manages the Study Abroad Team and is responsible for the development of new International Partnerships and supporting existing institutional relationships.  She works closely with the Dean for Internationalisation on a range of initiatives including the Global Officers Leadership Development Programme, as well as curriculum internationalisation activities such as Global Learning Online and Global Twin Modules.

Emma previously taught in secondary education.

Janine Melvin

Work-Related Learning & International Mobility Coordinator

Liverpool John Moores University

About Janine

Janine helps students become more employable by finding, creating and managing work and international experiences. This involves networking with potential providers of placements and exchanges.  She works closely with LJMU’s International Office and is an AUA Advocate at her University. 

During the project Janine co-ordinated meeting arrangements.

David Law

Academic Director: Global Partnerships

Keele University

About David

David retired from full-time employment in 2012 but in 2020 was recruited to a new role at Keele.  During his retirement, apart from growing vegetables, he was editor of the AUA’s journal, Perspectives.  He also runs a consultancy company. In AUA he is the Chair of the International HE Network.

David’s interest in China began during the Cultural Revolution and continued as a university lecturer.  He was also a Confucius Institute Director at Edge Hill University for a couple of years.

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