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Travelling to the UK from Kazakhstan: learning from a study visit

During November 2016 a fifth cohort of academic colleagues from universities across Kazakhstan took part in the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme at Newcastle University.  The programme was hosted and facilitated by staff from ECLS and managed through the North Leadership Centre.  Our visitors had a busy schedule of taught sessions and workshops during which they were offered insights in to a wide range of academic practices.  At the same time the visitors experienced British life – both in Newcastle and further afield.

We asked them to reflect on why they were here.  What were they hoping to learn more about? Why did this matter to them? What first impressions did they have?

Here are some of their responses.

published on: 21 November 2016