UECA Assessment Symposium 2019

According to a recent research paper released by the Brookings Institution, “Assessment is both ubiquitous and unpopular”.  Not so, according to NEAS General Manager, Ana Bratkovic, who presented at UECA’s Assessment Symposium at the University of Queensland.  Back by popular demand, the UECA Assessment Symposium brings together ELT professionals in order to share best practice in English Language Assessment and provide quality opportunities for learning.

A diverse range of workshops were delivered on topics and interest areas by ELT practitioners from around Australia as well as guest specialists from the UK.  NEAS was pleased to support the event as both a sponsor and presenter. Ana showcased her experience in student and teacher self-assessment practices and noted “With well over 100 participants enjoying the sunny, warm welcome from Stephen Walker and the team at ICTE, it’s hard to agree that assessment is unpopular!” Next year’s UECA Assessment Symposium will be hosted by SCU at the Gold Coast.

NEAS explores Tertiary Alumni Strategy at the CISA Conference in Perth 

This week in Perth, Western Australia, NEAS CEO Patrick Pheasant chaired a panel at the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) 2019 Conference before an international student and stakeholders audience of 200. On the panel was Kerry Valentine – National Student Support Manager, Torrens University Australia, Laureate International Universities, Sally Burt – Policy and Research Manager, Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA), Troy Williams – CEO, The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) and Helen Vella Bonavita – Dean of International Relations, Edith Cowan University.

The theme of this year’s CISA conference was empowering international students and celebrating their successful contributions to the Australian community. The conference program this year was devised with a focus to not only provide students with diverse information on topics that affect, concern, and benefit them, but also give them a higher platform so that everyone can see and hear the valued differences state-wide and nationally.

NEAS as a global leader in quality assurance in international education provided insight from a multi-sector and multi-national perspective, showcasing best practice in engaging Australian alumni as leaders.

Patrick chaired the panel exploring a Tertiary Education Providers Alumni Strategy: Supporting Future Global Leaders, looking at how stakeholders in international education better engage Australian alumni networks. He led a discussion around what could be the global vision for developing future leaders and how stakeholders can provide outgoing students with the right real-world connections.

NEAS Industry Expert Panel – Influencers in ELT

Showcased at the 2019 NEAS Management Conference, six experts from the ASEAN Region discuss leadership and ways to influence in the current global environment. We would like to thank PEARSON for sponsoring the session.



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The NEAS Quality Review Visit to IIBIT in Sydney recently, noted as one of the key areas, the strong focus  on the delivery of  a quality and relevant EAP program that closely identified and addressed students needs, and aligned realistically with student pathway programs.