Baisis conference

The next BAISIS conference will be held on Friday 09 March 2018 at Jury’s Inn, Birmingham, B1 2HQ.  The conference seeks to build on last year’s recording-breaking event which was attended by 99 delegates, exhibitors and speakers. 

Giving this year’s opening plenary address (sponsored by Password English Language Testing Ltd) will be Dr Helen Wright, an internationally recognised educator and educational advisor.  Following a successful career as Head of St Mary’s Calne and Ascham School Sydney, Dr Wright is now deeply involved in developing international schools across the globe.  Her talk entitled “how schools with international students can lead the way in global and social mobility for all” will explore ways of helping young people develop socially engaged attitudes which will lead them to be the creators of social opportunity for their peers. It promises to stimulate ideas and discussion among all those with responsibility for young people’s futures. 

Dr Helen Wright

Dr Helen Wright

For our second plenary session (sponsored by Bright World Education & Guardianship Ltd) we are delighted to welcome back Natasha Devon, writer, social critic and Director of the Self Esteem Team which advises young people, their teachers and parents on strategies to support children’s mental well-being.  

Natasha Devon presents "Three Skills to Promote Mental Health in School" at the BAISIS conference

Natasha Devon presents “Three Skills to Promote Mental Health in School” at the 2017 BAISIS conference

 

WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

Bright World

Bright World Guardianships offers a high quality guardianship service to international students in UK boarding schools across the UK.  Parents and agents often remark that we are very efficient and easy to work with. We promise a fast response and high standards of service to parents and agents and care to our students. Our excellent host family network makes half terms a pleasure for our students.  Bright World Education is an education consultant specialising in helping international students find places at UK.  We work with over 300 UK boarding schools, colleges and UK universities.

Bright World was the first Guardianship organisation worldwide to achieve accreditation from the international charity, Child-Safe, after undergoing rigorous inspection of safeguarding processes when recruiting Host Families & Drivers. Our team of Local Coordinators and Head office staff are fully trained in Child protection and are there to support, guide and safeguard the guardianship students in their care. Our Bright World Buddy system is unique and ensures that students receive personal one to one care and attention from one of our superb Local Coordinators who visit them and act as their mentor and friend in the UK.  The boarding school guardianship industry remains completely unregulated by the UK government, meaning literally ANYONE can become a guardian and no-one will check them. With the help of AEGIS (The Association for the Education & Guardianship of International Students) Bright World continues to promote safe, accredited guardianship, stressing the importance of choosing a well-respected, UK guardianship organisation. Bright World has been accredited by AEGIS since 2006 and we are very proud of the results from our March 2017 re-accreditation, where the organisation achieved 100% score in most areas of re-inspection.

In 2017 we became the first Guardianship Company to receive a Study Travel Star Award nomination. The Oscars for International Education recognised guardianship and other industry service providers at the September ceremony. Bright World shared the limelight with 4 incredible nominees; IELTS, Book & Learn Mexico, CareMed Travel Insurance and the winners, Eduvisor.

 

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Flywire is the leading provider of global payment solutions, providing processing, tracking, and reconciliation services for more than 1,300 educational institutions worldwide. Using local bank transfers, online payments, and credit and debit cards in local currencies, international students from over 200 countries and territories can more easily and confidently pay for their tuition. In addition to significant savings through discounted currency conversion rates, institutions as well as students benefit from Flywire’s round-the-clock customer service and payment monitoring.

ALSO EXHIBITING AT THE CONFERENCE WILL BE:  

BEBC-Keltic

 

BEBC is the UK’s leading ELT/EFL Specialists – your one-stop shop. Opened in Bournemouth 42 years ago to service the needs of the local language schools, BEBC quickly established a reputation for speed, service and stockholding. We are now known locally, nationally and internationally and we are proud of our reputation for holding both the titles and the level of stock necessary to meet the needs of our customers. Our core values that started this company still run throughout.

One stop shop We sell English Language materials from all major publishers.

Award winning delivery service High stock holding means same-day despatch for next day delivery. Fast delivery worldwide.

Reputation for excellent customer service With over 40 years’ experience, we have the expertise to help

Competitive pricing Discount options are available. We offer free next day delivery to UK language schools and very competitive worldwide distribution.

 

 

 

Click here for the full programme of events and to download a registration form:

BAISIS Conference 2018-programme of events

Or fill out the online registration form below.

Conference Registration Form 2018

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Sue Harris at info@baisis.org.uk

Online registration form:

Attendance Code & Fees Code Member Non-member
Friday 09 March Conference only C 175 275
B&B accommodation at Jury’s Inn Thurs 08 March plus conference 09 March CB 265 365



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Payment

When your completed registration form has been received, an invoice will be sent to your school. Payment must be received within 30 days.

Cancellation Charges

Cancellation of registration fees after 31 January – 100%. These are charges imposed by the venue and not BAISIS. For this reason we are happy for you to send a substitute participant rather than cancel. We strongly recommend that delegates have their own insurance to cover any cancellations and losses that may occur whilst they are away from home.

Please send your completed registration form before 31 January 2018.

For further information about the conference please email info@baisis.org.uk