International Foundation Years are rapidly increasing in the UK, bringing students from all over the world to study at institutions that have often designed their systems and curricula based on cultural assumptions.  The contributions below explore how we can make these systems more inclusive and better understand the issues that international students can face navigating higher educational systems in the UK.  

We also invite colleagues to join us for a round-table discussion, focused on the resources above, that will be taking place on Friday 17th July, 10:30-12:00.  To join the conversation, colleagues must first join the Annual Conference Teams site, which you can do by signing up here:

Once you are a member of the Teams site, you can join the conversation taking place in the Inclusive Approaches to International Foundation Year Practice channel.  



Darren Campbell, Aston University, Inclusivity, International Students and Plagiarism

Andrew Drummond, King’s College London, An investigation into commonly occurring syntax patterns in academic writing across the disciplines: when ‘general’ academic English is not general. (Please also click here for accompanying spreadsheet),