Exhibitor Information – Independent HE Annual Conference 2016

The Independent Higher Education Annual Conference will feature exhibition stands from our commercial members and other leading suppliers of products and services to the HE sector. Find out more about each of the companies that will be appearing at this year’s conference below.


Penningtons Manches (Lead Sponsor)

Penningtons Manches’ education group, which sits across the firms’ six UK offices, comprises a multidisciplinary team of corporate, commercial, charity, dispute resolution, employment, immigration, real estate, regulatory, pensions and tax lawyers. Working closely together to provide an integrated service, we support HE, FE and other education clients  across a wide range of issues including sponsor licensing, student contracts, disputes, data protection advice, educational oversight, joint ventures, student accommodation issues, property transactions and employment tribunals. Our education group is recognised by the leading legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession. www.penningtons.co.uk



We’re unrivalled intelligence, media, events and training specialists. Our clients outsource to us to provide the information that matters to them, when they need it. Political and public sector leaders also depend on us for high-calibre, insightful content, which is respected across the board. Our media brands and events, backed up by our established connections with influential individuals, allow you to connect with decision makers in UK and EU politics, the public sector and health care. Our training, research and monitoring services ensure you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills to build relationships with these key connections and be heard. We use knowledgeable, joined up thinking to make sure your organisation extracts the maximum value from our integrated solutions. We’ve provided trusted political data since 1832 and cover people and institutions in the UK and Europe. Neutrality and transparency underpin everything we do. For more information, visit www.dods.co.uk.


Fuse Design

A creative multi-discipline design agency that works for you. With 10 years’ experience, we deliver the complete marketing solution for your business needs. From branding to design for both print and screen, we create unique and captivating design solutions, on time and on budget. We work with blue chip companies and dynamic startups across the UK tackling design briefs with passion and personality, producing unique concepts that deliver results. www.fuse-design.co.uk



The Higher Education Policy Institute was established in 2002 to shape the higher education policy debate through evidence. We are UK-wide, independent and non-partisan. We are funded by organisations and universities that wish to see a vibrant higher education debate as well as through our own events. www.hepi.ac.uk


Higher Education Marketing

Based in Montreal Canada, Higher Education Marketing is a full-service, multilingual digital marketing agency whose clients include a number of leading universities, colleges, language schools, and other educational institutions across Europe, the United States, and Canada. Founded in 2008, HEM’s singular focus on the education sector allows them to provide digital solutions that are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of today’s student recruitment professionals. The company’s specialised services include lead generation, branding and web development, SEO, social media and content marketing, and paid advertising campaigns. www.higher-education-marketing.com



Hobsons is the international leader in connecting learning to life. Through our student success solutions, we help more than 12 million students around the globe identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best fit educational opportunities, and finish what they start.  We partner with schools, colleges, and universities to improve college, university and career readiness, admissions and enrolment management, and student support and advising. www.hobsons.com



ICEF offer a range of solutions designed to help our clients achieve real results in their marketing and student recruitment initiatives. ICEF Workshops bring together international educators and carefully screened, quality student recruitment agents at networking events devoted to achieving results and growing international student enrolments. In 2017, the ICEF Higher Education Workshop and HE Partnership Forum will move to Seville, in advance of EAIE. ICEF Monitor is a dedicated market intelligence resource for the international education industry.We regularly deliver industry news, market intelligence, research, interviews, videos, presentation files, infographics, best practice tips and trends – all with a firm focus on international student recruitment. www.icef.com



The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the independent body that monitors and advises on quality in UK higher education. Founded in 1997, our mission is to safeguard standards and improve the quality of UK higher education wherever it is delivered in the world.  QAA review alternative providers that wish to be designated for publicly backed student loan funding (in England) or sponsor visas for international students (across all the UK). Under contract to the funding bodies in England and Northern Ireland, QAA assess the quality of provision of those new to the publicly funded sector and where there is a concern about unsatisfactory quality.  We support the world-class reputation and influence of the UK higher education sector through our work with international higher education organisations. QAA offer a range of events, training and consultancy services to support higher education organisations to develop or strengthen their approach to quality assurance and student engagement.  For more information visit our stand at the conference today or our website. www.qaa.ac.uk



StudyWorld 2017: promoting the full UK education offer to the world

Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 September 2017
QEII Centre, London

English UK have announced exciting changes for StudyWorld 2017. Under the Education is GREAT umbrella, StudyWorld 2017 will focus on promoting all sectors of the UK education to international buyers from around the world. StudyWorld is the event to build partnerships, negotiate deals, supply and commission training, build capacity and work together cross-sector. The event will host a wide range of overseas buyers including Department of International Trade commercial officers, hosted buyers and traditional agents and educational consultants. You can meet selected delegates through up to 47 pre-scheduled meetings; or attend without a schedule to focus on networking. We have introduced new, flexible participation options intended to make the event accessible to as many providers as possible, including one day meeting schedules. www.studyworldfair.com



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Every year international students have significant problems opening a UK bank account with all of the associated stress. UniZest has now launched the Aspire account that allows the students to open their account BEFORE they leave home. Combining an online e-current account with a Visa debit card and an integrated foreign exchange service, it means all of the boring financial issues can be resolved prior to the students arrival in the UK. Simple, Easy, and Stress Free. www.unizest.co.uk



VMock is a SMART career preparation and guidance platform for students and early career professionals. Using predictive analytics and artificial intelligence VMock identifies core competencies and provides detailed and actionable CV feedback to users. One hundred universities and business schools globally are already using VMock, with transformative results. www.vmock.com

  • On 22nd November 2016