On the horizon: Understanding student intentions to prepare for 2021

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020

Time: 5pm to 6:15pm AEDT

Format: Webinar

Location: Online 

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As we approach 2020’s year-end, this webinar presented new research exploring both domestic and international students’ motivations around studying in Australia in 2021. In doing so, we will head into the new year with the data and insights to enable us to make informed decisions.
Key learnings:

  • The latest information on the ‘secure corridor’ pilot programs in the Northern Territory and South Australia and the challenges that international students face in returning to study;

  • Findings of IDP Connect’s study ‘International Student Crossroads III’ that examines attitudes and behaviours of more than 5,100 international students who have received offers to study at higher education institutions across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the US;

  • Survey results of IEAA and Education New Zealand’s commissioned research project ‘Student Voices’, that explored how domestic students’ sentiment towards international students have shifted during the COVID-19 crisis.



Honourable Phil Honeywood

Chief Executive Officer, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)

Phil has been IEAA's Chief Executive Officer since November 2011. Previously, he was a Member of the Victorian State Parliament (1988–2006), Minister for Tertiary Education, Training and Multicultural Affairs (1996–1999) and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (2002–2006). Since retiring from politics, Phil worked at Stott’s Business College and Cambridge International College. He has been on the AIEC Steering Committee since 2012. 


Jonah Duffin

Director of External Relations, IDP Connect

Jonah has 20 years of experience in student recruitment and marketing both domestically and internationally. His main interests lie in developing digital marketing solutions and using data to aid strategic decision making to drive student recruitment goals. Jonah joined IDP Connect in 2017, where he oversees the company brand and B2B marketing strategy as well as stakeholder engagement, communications and partnership work, working closely with colleagues across the sector and globally. Prior to this, Jonah was Director of External Relations at the Birkbeck University of London where he introduced highly successful data-driven digital student recruitment campaigns. 


Katie Duncan (Chair)

Head of Marketing and Communications APAC, IDP Connect

Katie joined IDP Connect in London in 2015 as Editor for Hotcourses Abroad and Education UK, later becoming Head of Communications, growing the company’s b2b operations and delivering the IDP Connect rebrand. Katie has a background in journalism, including in international education at the PIE News and she has also worked in the English language school sector. In 2020, Katie represented IDP in Australia’s international education Global Reputation Taskforce, where she shared intelligence on student perceptions and behaviours from IDP Connect’s International Student Crossroads research.

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