International Graduate Outcomes 2024 – Key learnings for the UK

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What do 10,000 international graduates say about their UK degrees?

Whether it’s their perspective on the UK as a study destination, how universities can improve, or the impact of the Graduate Route Visa, the international student voice is crucial for universities looking to succeed.

During a LinkedIn Live panel session, we unveiled the key findings from the International Graduate Outcomes 2024 report, in partnership between UniversitiesUK International and QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The findings detail the perspectives and experiences of 10,513 international graduates from 39 UK institutions and, representing 196 countries and territories.

Watch the recording to learn about the key findings in the report and several immediately actionable recommendations, followed by a discussion moderated by James Coe, Associated Editor at WonkHE.

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Our Panel members:

Jessica Turner - Chief Executive Officer QS

Jessica assumed the position of CEO in September 2022, after serving as Group Managing Director from 2019. Jessica leads a diverse global team focused on nurturing and amplifying the trust QS has earned over three decades from the worldwide higher education community, students, employers and policymakers.

Jamie Arrowsmith - Director, Universities UK International

Jamie leads Universities UK International (UUKi) which exists to enable UK universities to flourish internationally through our unique ability to represent them and act in their collective interests. He has worked in higher education his whole working life, initially as an academic at the Education and Social Research Institute in Manchester, and then in HE policy at UUK. 

Harry Anderson - Deputy Director for Policy and Global Engagement at Universities UK International (UUKi)

Harry Anderson is Deputy Director for Policy and Global Engagement at Universities UK International (UUKi), the body which represents the UK’s higher education sector and supports universities with their global engagement. As Deputy Director, Harry oversees UUKi’s work across a range of policy areas, including Global Research & Innovation, International Mobility, and Transnational Education (TNE). Prior to his current role, Harry led UUK’s policy work related to immigration as well as free speech and academic freedom, and previously worked on education and skills policy for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Sanan Arora - Founder and Chair at NISAU

Sanam is the chair of NISAU UK and the India UK Achievers Honours, and a consistent voice championing for international students in the UK. She is a Commissioner of the UK’s International Higher Education Commission. Professionally, she is a senior strategist to the Investment Management industry, providing transformation advice to global asset & wealth management houses. For her work towards the welfare of young Indians abroad and promoting the India-UK educational relationship, Sanam has won numerous awards, including most recently the prestigious PIEoneer award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry and holds the Honorary Studentship of the London School of Economics SU.

Professor Koen Lamberts - Vice-Chancellor at The University of Sheffield

Professor Koen Lamberts is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield. He previously held the same position at the University of York. He is Chair of UKCISA’s Board of Trustee and Deputy Chair and Board Member of the Russell Group.

Professor Karen O’Brien - Vice-Chancellor at Durham University

Professor Karen O’Brien leads the University and chairs meetings of the University Executive Committee (UEC). Karen joined Durham University in January 2022 after leading the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford with great success where she was jointly responsible for the financial oversight, research strategy and equalities and access priorities of the University.

James Coe - Associate Editor for Research and Innovation at Wonkhe

James is the Associate Editor for Research and Innovation at Wonkhe and a senior partner at specialist consultancy firm Counterculture. James is the author of The New University: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis and the former Head of Sustainability, Policy and Civic Engagement, at the University of Liverpool.

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