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Guy Perring

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Guy works with institutions across Asia – especially in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia. As well as delivering i-graduate’s signature Student Barometer across the region, Guy has led on a number of projects designed to assist institutions to make informed decisions about engagement in SE Asia. He previously worked at the British Council for 12 years, most recently leading a Southeast Asian Reginal Transnational Education Project designed to offer support for institutions in establishing sustainable partnerships in the region. His expertise in transnational education and student experience has led him to participate in a number of panels advising governments and institutions on the effective development of this sector. He is an alumnus of the University of Durham and Manchester University.

Recent Posts

Keep Listening: Let your students shape how your institution adapts to COVID-19 and beyond?

Posted by Guy Perring on January 29, 2021

Keep Listening: Let your students shape how your institution adapts to COVID-19 and beyond?

 

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Student Support, Student experience, i-graduate

Reflections on Employability - reflections on The PIE Online Conference and Chronicle Webinars: looking beyond the baseline employability statistics

Posted by Guy Perring on October 23, 2020

The buzz globally has been for a while around employability and it will reach ‘fever pitch’ as countries emerge from COVID with their economies in various states of distress. As I’m sure you are all aware the debate has been centre stage in HE for a while and Brett Berquist (Director International, University of Auckland) has describe it as the ‘new arms race’ in international education.

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Topics: Higher Education

4 key considerations in redressing the imbalance of student enrolments in India's HE

Posted by Guy Perring on September 19, 2019

There was much discussion at the recent World Education Summit 2019 in Delhi around the draft National Education Policy (NEP); I just wanted to focus on one small, but vital section – (12.4) which relates to the internationalisation of higher education.

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Topics: Higher Education

The real student voice - what do international students really want and need? 

Posted by Guy Perring on March 6, 2018

Those of you on the regular circuit of conferences and workshops in higher education will be more than familiar with discussions on the ‘Student Voice’ and ‘Generation Y,Z’ and the changing demands of students. However, much of the talk is led by academics, baby boomers or data analysts who have carefully collated student opinion. Rarely do we hear from the student themselves who we argue are central to the discussion, but remain peripheral to our conferences and debates.

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Topics: Higher Education

Satisfied students - using data to improve the student experience

Posted by Guy Perring on October 26, 2017

A recent visit to a university in South East Asia highlighted for me another aspect of the student experience that I hadn’t perhaps thought about in any depth. The head of admissions explained that they had just begun to reach out to their alumni and some had come back saying that they weren’t interested because their experience at the university had been so poor. They got the qualification that led to a job and hopefully a rewarding career, but didn’t look back on their university life with any fondness and were unwilling to re-engage with the university or contribute to a fund-raising drive.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education