Internationalisation Learning Cohorts

What is an Internationalisation Learning Cohort?

Internationalisation Learning Cohort (ILC) sessions are part of the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships (GGP) programme.

The Internationalisation Learning Cohorts (ILCs) session is a new British Council programme designed to strengthen internationalisation by bringing together an interested group of Higher Education Institution (HEI) leaders and experts both in the UK and overseas. The aim of the cohort is to encourage a sustained dialogue on a relevant theme, to develop a greater understanding of a prominent aspect of higher education, and virtually network with peers around the globe.

Through a series of expert-led discussions, presentations and peer to peer networking, participants will have the opportunity to build knowledge around key frameworks, themes and trends within internationalisation and TNE. Additionally, case studies will provide the opportunity for participants to hear from their UK counterparts about their TNE operations and long-term objectives.

When is the next ILC?

An International Learning Cohort will consist of 2-hour sessions. The first sessions with French participants will be hosted online on a weekly basis throughout February and March 2023, with some input required between sessions in the form of take-home tasks. Legacy sessions will also take place once the cohort has come to a close, allowing participants to continue to network with both their Cohort peers and the wider UK HE sectors.

We are offering places to attend one of the two following cohorts:

- ILC2: Understanding Transnational Education for participants who are relatively new to higher education internationalisation and have a basic understanding of Transnational Education (TNE), on 9 and 16 March 2023.

- ILC4: International Postgraduate Education for more experienced participants who wish to exchange on postgraduate career development and opportunities, on 27 February, 6, 13 and 20 March 2023.

You will find in the links below a more detailed description of the two cohorts.

Who is eligible?

We are looking for:

➢ A leader, senior manager, or policy maker at a HEI (Academic VP, Director of International Programmes, Assistant Dean, Vice Chairman)

➢ A high level of English

➢ An ability to commit to all sessions

➢ Willingness to take conversations outside of the webinars

 ➢ Confident networker, comfortable leading and articulating discussions

➢ An interest in developing TNE relationships with the UK market

If you would like to register to one of the cohorts, please contact us at