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Institutional Mobility Forum​


Overview

The Institutional Mobility Forum (IMF) was established in 2017 to support Schools to achieve outward mobility targets in both traditional and short-term mobility initiatives, and to support the increase in non-exchequer income through growth in Visiting Student numbers. 


One of the most important responsibilities of the IMF is to manage the process of setting up and reviewing exchange agreements, therefore all exchange agreements are subject to scrutiny via the Institutional Mobility Forum. 


The IMF meets four times a year - in February, May, August, and November.


The IMF membership

First name

Surname

IMF role

Department

Alan

McLachlan

IMF Chair

International Operations & Student Recruitment

Sharyn

Bennett

IMF Deputy Chair

International Operations & Student Recruitment

Slawek

Staniszewski

IMF Clerk

International Operations & Student Recruitment

Nicole

Lombardo

Member

International Operations & Student Recruitment

Ben

Waite

Member

Marketing & External Relations

Gillian

Davies

Member

Department of Learning & Teaching Enhancement

Victoria

Harte

Member

School Support Service

Benedicte

Cebrian

Member

The Business School

Leslie

Dodd

Member

The Business School

Pauline

Gordon

Member

The Business School

Paul

Holmes

Member

School of Arts & Creative Industries

John

Morrison

Member

School of Computing

Mandy

Gentleman

Member

School of Health & Social Care

Alex

McIntyre

Member

School of Applied Sciences

Murray

MacCallum

Member

School of Engineering & Built Environment

Leanne

Clyde

Member

School Support Service - SOC

Deborah

 Callister

Member

Student Futures

 

Remit:

  • To oversee and monitor activity of incoming and outgoing mobility activity across the six academic Schools
  • To approve the signing of new European and non-European exchange agreements for both incoming and outgoing mobility
  • To regularly assess the quality of existing reciprocal exchange partners
  • To raise awareness of mobility opportunities amongst staff
  • To support the embedding of short-term mobility initiatives within modules and programmes
  • To introduce and monitor the application of consistent credit and grade conversion processes across the Schools.
  • To ensure institutional recognition of mobility activities
  • To assess the obstacles to student and staff mobility and to identify possibilities for action for the University in order to increase participation rates
  • To ensure student mobility initiatives support the widening participation agenda
  • To ensure that Schools meet the expectation of institutional partners about the processing of incoming student applications and accommodating students on their preferred modules
  • To oversee and co-ordinate a reporting schedule within the structure of relevant University committees

 

How does the IMF operate?


Quorum

One third from School Academic Leads (Student Experience and/or Internationalisation), Global Mobility Representative and either the Convenor or a designated Vice-Convener.

 

Frequency of Meetings

4 times a year – February, May, August, and November.

 

Reporting Line

Student Experience Committee

 

Minutes

Copies of all minutes will be forwarded to the Student Experience Committee. Minutes and papers will be held electronically by the Clerk to the committee.

 

Equality Issues

Those officers with responsibility for nominating or appointing members to the committee as prescribed by the constitution should, in doing so, have due regard to the desirability of achieving an equal balance of either gender within the committee’s membership.

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