International students at a university lecture
International students at a university lecture ©

British Council

The global context for higher education is changing fast and internationalisation is now an integral part of higher education strategies. Degree courses in Europe are increasingly being taught in English, often where neither teacher nor students are native speakers.

In our global International Higher Education programme, we aim to create collaborative partnerships, promote policy debates and provide authoritative, independent analysis and advice on international higher education trends and opportunities.

Our Academic Teaching Excellence training course has been developed to help academic staff who do their teaching through the medium of English.  ATE has been specifically designed to improve the overall quality of academic teaching by updating lecturers’ language skills and offering useful methodology techniques for day-to-day teaching. ATE has been developed in close co-operation with the University of Oxford’s Department of Education, drawing on the latest research in the field.

Researcher Connect is a communication skills training for researchers using the medium of English. These professional development workshops give your early and mid-career researchers the skills they need to compete internationally. With strong communication skills, researchers are more likely to be successful at publishing their innovative work, applying for funding and increasing their international network. Modules are flexible and include:

  • Know Your Audience
  • Abstracts
  • Academic Collaboration
  • Effective Emails
  • Presenting with Impact
  • Persuasive proposals
  • Academic Writing
  • Digital Researcher

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