National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students’ unions.
Campaigning resources and information on international student matters are available to members on www.nusconnect.co.uk
Information from the International Students’ Campaign is available at http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/campaigns/international
You may also find the Students Without Borders (NUS Scotland) project useful http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/campaigns/nations/scotland/withoutborders
The Students’ Union Network for Internationalisation can be joined here http://tiny.cc/hb79w
UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) www.ukcisa.org.uk
This is an essential site for anyone working with international students. It is unrivalled as a source of impartial information, advice and support to students and staff on complex matters such as immigration and fee status.
They produce a wide range of publications on topics ranging from volunteering to cross-cultural awareness. UKCISA also provides information on other projects such as Teaching and Learning of International Students (TALIS).
International Student Barometer (ISB) www.i-graduate.org
An independent benchmarking survey of HEIs in the UK.
Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) www.ecu.org.uk
The ECU supports the HE sector in equality and diversity issues for students and staff. It has produced a number of useful reports including Inclusive Students’ Unions.
The HEA’s role is to enhance the learning, teaching and students’ experience in HE. Specific resources on internationalisation are at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/learning/international
Specialising in cultural exchange, the British Council can assist you in finding opportunities for your students. They also run the ‘Shine!’ awards for international students.