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Teaching International Students

The Project

In January 2009 the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), with funding from the Prime Minister's Initiative (PMI), received approval to establish a national initiative for Teaching International Students (TIS). Following a period of sector-wide consultation UKCISA awarded funding to the Higher Education Academy to deliver the TIS project by July 2011. The main project website is available at

The Project Team

The Teaching International Students project is being directed by Dr Janette Ryan and Jude Carroll. There are other members of the team based in the Academy's Subject Centres and at the York office, including Melodee Beals of the History Subject Centre.

TIS Project Team (t: 01904 717 500)
History TIS Contact (Melodee Beals) (t: 02476 151 050)

The Aims

The TIS project aims to make a major contribution to strengthening the UK international student experience - and by extension the international horizons of all students in the UK. This will be achieved by:

  • Establishing a repository of national and international research on teaching and learning of international students, using the Academy's EvidenceNet facility;
  • Identifying and disseminating information and guidance about teaching and learning of international students;
  • Providing guidance on staff development strategies relating to teaching and learning of international students via events, guidance materials and EvidenceNet;
  • Raising the profile of the importance of learning and teaching of international students.

Case Stories

The TIS team is currently seeking Case Stories from Lecturers and Postgraduate Supervisors in History on their experiences teaching international students. If you would like to contribute to the project, please contact Melodee Beals or click here for more information.


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