Annual Conference 2021

Last modified: 21 January 2022

In 2021, for the first time, UKCISA's flagship annual conference took place virtually during the week of 28th June 2021.

It brought together UKCISA members, practitioners, policymakers and international students.  The conference provided opportunities to share best practice, network and hear the latest policy developments.

Sessions were live, pre-recorded and on demand. There were plenary sessions with guest speakers and great networking opportunities.

The conference featured high profile figures including:

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, President of UKCISA and the CBI
  • Prof Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield
  • Sir Steve Smith, UK Government International Education Champion
  • Colin Yeo, Barrister, writer, campaigner and consultant specialising in immigration law

Conference programme

Last modified: 21 January 2022



  • Monday 28 June - New beginnings
  • Tuesday 29 June - The UK international education strategy / Immigration and compliance
  • Wednesday 30 June - Student and staff wellbeing
  • Thursday 1 July - The Graduate Immigration Route and International Student Employability
  • Friday 2 July - Inclusive student communities