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Zoom Webinar

BKS Webinar: De Montfort University Kazakhstan – delivering local employment through UK academic excellence

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Time & Location

05 Dec 2023, 11:00 – 12:00 GMT

Zoom Webinar

About the Event

The British-Kazakh Society Education Group is hosting a webinar with in collaboration with De Montfort University, Kazakhstan.

At this webinar we will briedfly touch the context of establishment of DMUK, importance of the university for UK/Kazakhstan relations, support the university receives from Kazakh government, and  emphasis pointers on the employability agenda. We are pleased to have the Chairman of the Board of Governors of De Montfort University and HM's Ex-Ambassador to Kazakhstan -  Mike Gifford OBE, speaking at this event. 

Other points to be discussed at the webinar:

  • Strategic goals of DMUK, 
  • Growth ‘story’ since 2021, 
  • Curriculum offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, 
  • DMUK partnerships with business, internships, career fairs. 
  • Is it a British university operating in Kazakhstan, or a Kazakh university with British links?
  • How are links with business made?
  • Does business influence the curriculum and if so how?

Moderator and Chairman:

David Hardy - BKS, Director and BKS Education Group Chairman

Panellists:

Mike Gifford OBE - Chairman of the Board of Governors of De Montfort University Kazakhstan - "Context of establishment of DMUK, importance of the university for UK/Kazakhstan relations, support from Kazakh government"

Simon Etherton - Head of Quality and Compliance at DMU Kazakhstan - "Strategic goals of DMUK, growth ‘story’ since 2021, curriculum offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, student/staff numbers, student experience"

Ian Thomas - De Montfort University, Leicester - "UK perspective - why is DMU involved? How Kazakhstan project fits in to DMU international aims; maintenance of UK standards/rigour, cooperation and oversight on academic ‘offer’, curriculum, exams etc"

Munara Tussupbekova - DMUK Computer Science Student, First female DMUK Student Union President  - "What it’s like: Experience of studying at DMUK, what I got out of my internship, hopes for the future"

Chris Campbell-Holt - Registrar and Chief Executive of the AIFC Court and IAC, Kazakhstan - "Mutual employability benefits from the strategic partnership between AIFC Courts and IAC and DMUK"

Dina Mukatova - Recruitment Marketing Specialist, KPMG Caucasus and Central - "Mutual employability benefits from the strategic partnership between KPMG and DMUK"

The panel discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session where you will have an opportunity to communicate directly with the speakers.

The event will be conducted in English with simultaneous Russian language interpretation available.

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