Celebrating Kent's overseas representatives
The Overseas Representative Conference provided a valuable opportunity for the International Recruitment team and other Kent colleagues to celebrate the University's relationship with our overseas representatives, reflect on the success of our collaborations, and look ahead to the next stage of our partnerships.
This year’s conference ran from 8-12 May 2018 and focused on newly-appointed agents, agents who did not take part in the previous conference in 2015, and those who had not previously visited the campus. The key aims of the conference were to increase the performance of our contracted agents by strengthening their relationship with Kent and fortifying their knowledge of Kent’s strengths and achievements.
It was a real joy to be able to show these key stakeholders the best that our campuses and University cities have to offer. Colleagues from across the University were involved in the conference, either as part of an academic workshop or in attendance at one of the formal dinners.
We received positive feedback from many staff and agents. 100% of the agents who completed the post-conference online questionnaire said that they feel they now have a better relationship with Kent staff and that taking part in practical workshops meant that they have a greater understanding of what students really learn.
We are thrilled that our agents have returned to their countries full of enthusiasm for Kent, and with the ‘Kent experience’ firmly embedded in their minds. We are monitoring their performance closely and expect to see an increase in recruited students for 2019/20. We hope that the memories made and relationships established last for years to come, and that the agents continue to represent Kent fondly and efficiently, influencing future generations of international students.