Lunchtime session – Internationalisation Change Programme, Implications for Reading

Simon Sweeney, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associate, will visit Reading in his capacity as advisor for the Internationalisation Change Programme supported by the HEA. He will also deliver a lunch time presentation and participate in a discussion with university staff.

Simon will talk about his HEA work on Internationalisation and the direction for UK HEIs going forward, especially in relation to the Bologna Process. The presentation will be about 30 minutes, followed by a discussion with the university staff about Internationalisation and implications for Reading.

When:  24th January 1-2 pm    Where: Palmer 102

An invite has gone out this week to all staff who are involved or interested in Internationalisation (either T&L or Employability), as well as interested members of key directorates.

Anyone interested please register via the Employee Self-service or email

A sandwich lunch will be made available. For any dietary requirements please email

Bio of the Speaker:

Simon Sweeney is an HEA National Teaching Fellow and UK Bologna Expert. He is Director of Postgraduate Programmes and lecturer in International Political Economy and Business at York Management School at the University of York. His research interests are in the Single European Market and European security and defence policy.

Simon has been one of the 14 United Kingdom Bologna Experts since 2006. The Bologna Process established the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in order to foster transparency and recognition between qualification frameworks and quality assurance systems, and to encourage credit transfer and mobility throughout Europe. 47 countries are signatories to the Bologna Process/EHEA.

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