Residence abroad: reinventing the arguments

Date: 25 November, 2010
Location: Room B202, The Brunei Gallery, SOAS London
Event type: Seminar

Location map | Programme

This seminar will focus on renewing the arguments for residence abroad. It will include coverage of residence abroad as part of Modern Languages and Area Studies programmes and will also examine the support available for students from other disciplines to benefit from opportunities to study/work abroad. It will look at ways in which Modern Languages and Area Studies staff might contribute to developing broader institutional strategies in this area.


  • There is no charge to attend this event for employees and postgraduate students of publicly funded UK higher educational institutions and other institutions with a subscription to the Higher Education Academy.
  • There is a charge of £50 for employees and postgraduate students of private institutions/organisations and non-UK institutions to attend this event.
  • Please note we reserve the right to charge a £50 cancellation fee if you do not notify us at least 48 hours (excludes weekends and bank holidays) beforehand that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
  • Lunch will be provided.

Travel bursary

Travel bursaries are not available for this event.

Provisional programme for 25 November
Time Session
09.45 - 10.15 Coffee and registration
10.15 - 10.30 Introduction
10.30 - 11.15 Residence abroad: Promoting the benefits for students of all disciplines
Professor Jim Coleman, Open University
11.15 - 11.30 Coffee
11.30 - 12.15 Internationalisation and the subject area
Dr Scott Burgess, Institute of Education
Report on a project which provides a perspective from a Humanities discipline on the presence of travel or study abroad opportunities for students following degree programmes in Classics and related disciplines at UK Higher Education Institutions
Powerpoint Presentation (PowerPoint, 552 KB)
12.15 - 13.00 Discussion: Threats to residence abroad
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Workshop session: Languages and internationalisation: Making the case for mobility
Ali Dickens, LLAS Subject Centre, University of Southampton
This talk and discussion will present the work of the LLAS/UCML Languages and Internationalisation working group which has been funded by HEFCE to follow-up recommendations from the 2009 Worton review of languages in higher education.This working group is developing a Toolkit for Heads of Department in languages which will offer arguments, evidence and strategies to promote the value of languages for students, staff and the institution.
15.00 - 15.30 Assessing and negotiating risk as an intercultural attribute
Dr John Canning, LLAS Subject Centre, University of Southampton