Improving the international student experience

Posted by pt91 at Jun 26, 2013 03:21 PM |
New online journal launched by colleagues from the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) to inform discussion on the international student experience.

Two colleagues in the University of Leicester’s English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) have launched a new journal as a forum to discuss international students’ experience of academic life in the UK and other English-speaking countries.  This follows on from the very successful conference on ‘enhancing the international student experience’ in June 2011.

The International Student Experience Journal (ISEJ) is a new peer- reviewed online publication for anyone involved in teaching, researching or providing services for international students in the UK who are studying in higher education.

Phil Horspool, Assistant Director of the ELTU and Chris Lima a tutor of the ELTU, are the co-founders of the journal as well as members of the journal’s editorial panel. The ISEJ aims to be a platform for professionals including academics, researchers and EAP practitioners to share techniques, ideas and experiences which will aid each other in their work.

Professionals will be able to publish their research in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), providing support and a forum to discuss topical issues and solutions. The ISEJ encourages relevant articles, comments, responses and reviews from academics, staff from academic institutions and international students from related academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, education, psychology, and sociology.

The editorial board also consists of Caroline Burns, English Language Lecturer at Northumbria University; Dr Ellie Kennedy, who works in Academic Development at Nottingham Trent University and Ricky Lowes, a lecturer in the English Language Centre at Plymouth University.

The first issue of the journal is available for free at: and the second issue is due out in Autumn 2013.