Services for Academics and for people working in Universities & Higher Education
Based in one of the most famous cities in the world, we are able to tap into the expertise and resources of this most remarkable place to provide our clients with the experience and training unmatched anywhere else.
We help institutions become international through our academic language courses.
Academic elites throughout the non-English speaking world have adopted English to communicate globally or regionally in their academic fields. English is now the Academic Lingua Franca.
- By teaching in English they provide their students with an education which equips them for a global future.
- By teaching and operating in English, universities can attract international exchange students and researchers from other countries
- A staff that is competent in Academic English language has global access to scholarly production and academic dialogue.
- Increasing competence in Academic English enables fruitful partnerships with other universities abroad.
We help universities internationalise their teaching and learning methods
The reputation of an international university rests upon good academic practice and standards of academic management.
With 9 universities listed in the top 100 universities of the world, the United Kingdom has a remarkable as well as ancient university tradition. Cambridge University on its own has 89 Nobel Prize winners, more than most countries of the world. The universities of the United Kingdom are renowned for their regulation, their standards of teaching and learning, their research teams and their efficient administration.
Mick Davies Education provides intensive and highly practical courses which are designed to pass on the best practices of our institutions. Our clients are able to observe and evaluate current methodologies in our universities and acquire key administrative and management skills to lead their institutions towards a global future.
Our courses enable a university to:
- Adopt international standards to its course administration and teaching and learning policies which generates confidence in the quality of their programmes.
- Apply shared best practices in teaching and in administration which leads to more fruitful relationships with their international university partners
- Enhance their reputation as a progressive place of research and learning, with benefits for staff recruitment and retention
- Attract motivated students who see the opportunities and value of a global education
- Attract the attention and support of their governments who may have national policies for globalising their education.
Internationalising education through English usually requires great effort and financial and human cost. Even those teachers we have met who have good conversational or school English feel at a disadvantage when compared to native English speakers in the academic world, and seek to work towards a recognised standard.