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CEC Commonwealth Horizons: Student Voices – from home and abroad *** POSTPONED ***

We are sorry to have to announce that CEC has decided to postpone its ‘Student Voices’ conference scheduled for 1 November until the Spring. We are doing this following much deliberation as we have really excellent speakers lined up (including a strong group of students); institutions and organisations contacted also agreed that the topic is very relevant. However we have found it very challenging to attract student delegates for the event so early in the Academic Year. Additionally staff are under great pressure across the HE sector at present, and our potential university partners said they found it impossible to commit time to draw together staff and students to represent them as delegates.

 

We do intend to re-launch the event again in the Spring and will be seeking ideas from colleagues across the sector. We will be in touch with you in due course. 

 

Many thanks for your continuing interest ….

 

Students, both international and from the UK, pay considerable sums of money to attend universities and understandably they look for high quality support.

This year’s CEC Commonwealth Horizon focuses on students and the role of institutions - in terms of support for learning and teaching, research, living experiences and also preparation for future employment. The starting point for our conference is the students: we want to listen to them, to understand better their ever-evolving expectations and learn of experiences to date.

We will explore some best practice examples from universities and also consider how research can serve to highlight where gaps might be.

 


Hurricane Irma Appeal - Education Back in Action

Council for Education in the Commonwealth is launching an appeal to get children back to school in the Commonwealth Caribbean countries affected by Irma.

Many children across the Commonwealth have been preparing to return to school this week, but for those in the Caribbean, they have instead faced unprecedented destruction caused by the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history.


Leading the Elephant out of the Bush – Education and Business Together Bridging the Gap

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COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION IN THE COMMONWEALTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Safari Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia | 28 & 29 August 2017

In the lush surroundings of the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre, over two hundred delegates together with VIPs from the Namibian Government, press and TV crews gathered for the Council for Education in the Commonwealth (CEC) Annual Conference, jointly organised with the University of Namibia. Delegates came from Namibia, Southern and Eastern Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.

This first venture for the CEC outside the United Kingdom was an ambitious undertaking for everyone involved. Its theme, essentially linkages between higher education and industry and their potential for development, took us out of exclusively academic terrain. We were basing ourselves in a young country, with only a handful of our own members able to be present. It is a pleasure, therefore, to report that the occasion was a great success. The conference was well covered in the local media and attracted highly qualified Namibian and international speakers.