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AISA 2023 Members’ Event:
Supporting international students in the reality of 2023

Thursday 18th May 2023
Online: 10:00 – 15:30 via Zoom
FREE (AISA members only)

The world of 2023 is a complicated place for international students and those who advise them. This year’s Members’ Event brings together a diverse range of speakers looking at different facets of supporting international students amidst international unrest and the cost of living crisis in the post-Covid UK of 2023.

10am: Welcome and introductions

10:30am – 12pm: Intercultural Communication Online
Many of our communications with students may now be happening online. This interactive, ‘booster’ session on Intercultural Communication will give us space to explore the opportunities and challenges communicating in this environment gives us and to think about how we best manage these challenges. We’ll also use this session as a chance to have a quick refresher on best practice in communicating across cultures. The session will be facilitated by Jo Bloxham from Kynfolk.

12pm – 1pm Lunch

1pm – 1:45pm Food Bank
The Pontypridd Foodbank joins us to explain about the resources available to students in crisis, what can be accessed by those with No Recourse to Public funds, and how you can improve the relationship you have with local crisis support.  Presenting their current work and with plenty of time for questions, the foodbank hope to provide a holistic view of their services.

1:45pm – 3pm Scottish Refugee Council
Join colleagues from the Scottish Refugee Council as we look at the basics of the asylum system and the support available to asylum seekers in the UK. SRC work with those who have fled horrific situations around the world, and through direct services they provide practical support, advice and a listening ear to help people rebuild their lives.

The SRC provide training, support and advice to those working with and supporting asylum seekers, and this will be an opportunity to find out how you access more support, training and resource to support those students who are in the currently working through the UK asylum system.

3pm – Closing remarks

If you would prefer to join for just one or two of the sessions, please indicate your preference in the booking form.

You can register for the event here: Register for AISA Member’s Event 2023