UKCISA Conference 2011

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The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.

Their annual conference is a three day event, and this year was hosted here on campus.

I was really pleased to be asked to speak alongside Jessica Scott from the International Student Advice Team, and Carl Ellis from the English Language Centre.

We ran a session on Thursday 30 June, 'Rethinking online communications: keeping your message clear'.

It was a really interesting session, we focussed on giving some guidance on writing for the web for an international audience. This touched on plain English (a great segment led by Carl) and then led into a section on using social media - and how this is so relevant for an international audience.

Our new country page for China

Hopefully we imparted lots of good information, it was great fun to do and the feedback was lovely.

I was really happy with the number of questions we had at the end. There were also some great suggestions and tips from advisers who were keen to share their experiences.

It was also a nice opportunity for us to share some of our experiences in redeveloping our international content, including a look at one of our new country pages.

Read our presentation, Rethinking online communication.

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