The TNE-Hub is partnering with UK NARIC for two of their GlobalEd Forum online talks and webinar series, both devoted to aspects of TNE. The dates are 1 and 8 December 2020, both at 11.00 – 12.30 GMT (UK time).

All GlobalEd Forum events are free for UK NARIC members, and £99 for non-UK NARIC members with an access all pass, you cannot purchase a single event. A full programme of GlobalEd forum events will soon be published.


Free access for TNE-Hub members

TNE-Hub members who have not already free access to the GlobalEd forum through UK NARIC membership can access for free the two TNE events or benefit from a 25% discount for an access all pass.

Please complete this form to claim your complimentary access or discount code.

If you have contacted us already via email, then there is no need to complete this form. 

Event 1: Flexible paths to learning via TNE

Tuesday 1 December, 11.00-12.30 GMT (UK time)

The first of the TNE-Hub & UK NARIC events, take place on Tuesday 1 December, is on ‘Flexible paths to learning via TNE’. Transnational education (TNE) accounts for a substantial proportion of UK higher education provision. The volume and nature of international student mobility is likely to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic for at least a few years. In a UUKi survey of PVCs (International) in May 2020, half said they were likely to expand TNE provision in response to Covid-19. We therefore especially wish to explore innovative institutional case studies of TNE delivery models that have arisen, or will soon be implemented, in response to the pandemic. 

Expressions of interest 

We invite expressions of interest from the global TNE-Hub community in presenting to an international group of colleagues at this webinar. The format will be three or four short presentations followed by a moderated discussion. The total duration will be 90 minutes.

Please submit your expression of interest to by Wednesday 11 November.  

Event 2: Changing recognition of online education in key countries

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 11.00 – 12.30 GMT (UK time)

This is the second of the UK NARIC TNE Hub partnered events. This is a related, if more precise, theme. In many parts of the world credentials attained online are not formally recognised for certain types of employment or for entry to subsequent study. But in 2020 many international students are attending classes remotely. The direction of travel is towards greater recognition, and the pandemic has led to hopes of wider acceptance for online and TNE qualifications globally.

UK NARIC has published a Guide to Recognition Issues in International Distance Learning outlining the regulatory environment and recognition policies for online and distance learning in a range of key countries. A second edition is due to be published soon covering a larger set of countries. We will be able to hear from regulators in some of these countries.


Call for your input in selecting our speakers 
We are looking for the input of the TNE HUB in selecting the country they would like to hear from. Please select three preferences between the countries listed in this survey