Past Event details

The impact of Covid-19 on the experiences of internationally mobile students

Friday, 02 October 2020

This event is cohosted by the SRHE International Research and Researchers (IRR) and Student Access and Experience (SAEN) Networks.

Whilst debates about the impact of Covid-19 on European Higher Education seem to gravitate around decreased international student mobility and associated operational and financial disruptions faced by universities, evidence as to how the pandemic has impacted on the experience and wellbeing of internationally mobile students is only just emerging.

This event, jointly hosted by the SRHE IRR and SAE Networks, presents three pieces of research with international students conducted during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe in spring and summer 2020. It is explored how the crisis has affected student’s emotional, social and educational experiences and the challenges they have faced in view of health and safety concerns, educational attainment, the discomforts of ‘being stuck’, or the exposure to discrimination and racism.         


10:00-10:05 - Welcome and introduction to IRR & SAE Networks

10:05-10:30 - Erasmus Student Network Findings on the Impact of Covid-19 on Student Exchanges (Wim Gabriels, Erasmus Student Network), Q&A

10:30-10:55 - Covid-related racism towards Chinese international students on social media (Jenna Mittelmeier, University of Manchester), Q&A

10:55-11:00 - Comfort break

11:00 -11:25 - How Coronavirus has impacted international students studying in the UK – understanding their specific needs and challenges (Jo Stanton and Lynsey Owens, NUS Insights), Q&A

11:25 – 11:50 - Panel discussion: Ying Yang, Researcher from UoM; and Students Union International Officers, Iuri Montenegro from TUoS and Franks Feng from UL

11:50 – 12:00 - Closing remarks from presenters


Network: SRHE Event
Date(s): Friday, 02 October 2020
Times: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Online event, link will be provided
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