Successful student recruitment and retention

Developing relationships with the world’s English-medium international schools

An increasing number of international officers are developing relationships with college counsellors from the world’s English-medium international schools market for successful student recruitment and retention. In research published this summer by The International School Consultancy (ISC), 82% of international schools, many of which are British schools overseas, say that more than 95% of their students plan to attend university overseas; mostly in the UK or the US. The majority of these students are local children attending international schools to achieve that aim. 

The ISC recently announced there are now 8,000 international schools teaching over 4.26 million children between the ages of 3 to 18 around the world; all learning in the language of English and achieving internationally-recognised qualifications; primarily A levels and the International Baccalaureate  Diploma Programme.

More details about this expanding market and how to develop relationships with these schools will be included in a one-day seminar for university and college international officers on 2nd December at Birmingham University.

The International Recruitment seminar will also include presentations by Elisabeth Marksteiner, College Counsellor of the International School of Zug and Luzern in Switzerland who will talk about what she most needs from universities, and by Marie-Anne Martin, External Relations Manager of London’s New College of the Humanities who will talk about how she has developed successful relationships with international schools the impact of this.

More information about the seminar is available from The International School Consultancy or by emailing Liz Dixon at

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