8. Building Alliances: Creating Adaptive Frameworks to Leave No Student Behind [APAIE Pre-Conference Workshop 2D]

Date: Mar 22, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted By: APAIE 2020
Location: Meeting Room 13, Vancouver Convention Centre
City: Vancouver, BC
Cost: USD 100


This workshop is a pre-conference workshop as part of the APAIE 2020 conference. Attendees do not need to attend the conference to take part. Interested in furthering your learnings? Registration is still open for this year’s conference!

Learning objectives

Mobility program development, partnership and relationship management, governance, building adaptive programs, developing strong cross-cultural teams


Mobility is a cornerstone experience of any student’s academic journey. However due to circumstances beyond their control, such as income status, disability, and caring responsibilities, many students are unable to access the benefits that mobility offers. While we know short-term mobility benefits students from less advantaged backgrounds (Wake, D, Universities UK, 2018) too many are falling through the cracks.

The Monash Warwick Alliance – a partnership between Monash University and The University of Warwick spanning across Australia, Malaysia and the UK – took up the challenge to change how less advantaged students accessed, completed and benefitted from short-term mobility. Culminating in a one week program at Monash Malaysia campus in July 2019, the Alliance explored how universities can become more inclusive to ensure no student misses out on a mobility opportunity.

Informed from the Alliance’s research, this workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn how to diversify their exchange offerings with partners and be offered guidance on how to adapt their short-term programs. The workshop will cover four key areas of learning: administrative systems, institutional cultures, governance structures, and staff knowledge. Participants will leave with new skills in inclusive mobility programming, partnership management, and intervention strategy.


Jacob Thomas, Australia | Alliance Education Project Coordinator, Monash University

Jacob is the Alliance Education Project Coordinator for the Monash Warwick Alliance and guest lectures in Global Studies at Monash University.

Rachel Wellam, Australia | Senior Manager Global Student Mobility, Monash University

Rachel is the Senior Manager Global Student Mobility at Monash University.

Maria Fox, United Kingdom | Enhancing Student Mobility Officer, The University of Warwick

Maria is a former Solicitor with significant project management experience within the legal, social care and higher education sectors. Her current role focusses on partnerships working with universities across the world to provide University of Warwick students with a full range of short term study abroad opportunities. She has an additional responsibility in the role of Trustee for local branch of the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

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