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Cross-cultural awareness - FULLY BOOKED


  • Date
    15 April 2024
  • Time
    14:00 - 16:30


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Working with international students can be rewarding, but it also presents a number of cultural challenges for both students and staff alike. This training will focus on exploring some of those challenges and navigating some of the ways to alleviate them.  

This course will provide a foundation to help you to:    

  • Know what culture is and how it is defined.
  • Identify what factors make up and contribute to one’s cultural identity.
  • Recognise the impact cultural identity has on our work with international students.
  • Identify ways to improve your communication skills when working with international students.
  • Identify ways to create an environment that respects cultural diversity.

This training will consider what culture is generally, and how to be more aware of (and sensitive to), the impact of cultural differences. We will not be taking a ‘cultural specific’ approach to this training by considering specific cultures.  

The course will be delivered in two parts. Delegates must attend both sessions:  

  • Session 1: Monday 15 April 2.00pm – 4.30pm 
  • Session 2: Thursday 18 April 10.00am – 12.30pm 

Who should attend?

This course is for UKCISA members of any professional level or experience who may wish to have an increased awareness of cultural issues that impact international students and explore ways of working more effectively with them.

*If you want to join the waiting list, email us at:


Tema Nwulu

Tema is an Advice & Training Officer. The Advice & Training team specialise in student-related immigration law, fee status and student support legislation, as well as other areas affecting international students such as welfare, hardship, and studying and living in the UK. They provide OISC-compliant advice to members and international students and deliver informative, engaging training to members. Their analysis of UK legislation enables UKCISA to identify issues in law and government materials for lobbying or clarification.

Iona Murdoch

Iona is a Policy Officer at UKCISA. Specialising in tertiary education policy relating to the international student experience, she contributes to consultations and research to represent the views of UKCISA members on key topics such as graduate employability, student wellbeing and the cost of living. She also leads the #WeAreInternational Grants scheme, supporting our members to conduct research and projects and develop tools for the wider sector to foster change through their work with international students.

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