AEGIS CONFERENCE 2023
Join us for a day of absorbing talks and networking opportunities, with international student welfare at the heart.
Thursday 4th May 2023
09.30 – 15.30
Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH
AEGIS Member: £220 plus VAT / Non-Member: £300 plus VAT
Drawing on their unique experiences and expertise, our speakers will offer insights and ideas which will help you to support your international students.
Treating Racism as a Safeguarding Concern
Jeffrey has a particular interest in issues surrounding race, masculinity, education and popular culture. Jeffrey taught English to 11 to 18 year olds for 15 years and now provides training for schools, universities and businesses.
Racism is something that needs to be seen and acknowledged before it is understood. And once understood, it can be tackled.
Sarah leads the development of the Foundation’s educational output, expanding the range of online safety talks to include current threats such as radicalisation, fake news and sextortion.
Breck Foundation was founded in 2014 in response to the tragic loss of Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old boy who was groomed and murdered by an online predator.
International Student Update
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
A selection of experts will help us to navigate the new National Minimum Standard for Boarding Schools – Standard 22 Educational Guardians.
Delegates will have the chance to put their questions to the panel.
A representative from the DfE department which has oversight of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools will give a background to the standards and rationale behind Standard 22.
Val founded QEG in 2016, an independent body which specialises in providing authoritative advice and guidance on all aspects of international student provision.
Through QEG, Val is committed to ensuring that international students receive the highest standards of care, support and guidance from schools, colleges and universities, working collaboratively with educational guardians.
Martin Ayres has substantial experience in child protection and safeguarding, including as the Head of Local Authority Children’s Services, Senior Consultant to the Department of Health, as HMI and Head of Inspection for ISI.
He has been working with Val as part of QEG with a clear focus on strengthening Child Protection arrangements in Boarding Provision.
AEGIS Member: £220 plus VAT
Non-Member: £300 plus VAT
AEGIS – Where the welfare of international students comes first
Central Hall Westminster
The distinctive dome of Central Hall Westminster overlooks Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, and can be spotted from across central London.
The conference will take place in Aldersgate Room, located on the Lower Ground Floor, providing easy access for delegates. For details about how to reach the venue please follow the link below.