ECBE Annual Conference
While the next ECBE annual conference may be far off in your mind at the moment, we have been quite busy planning its organisation already.
The essential information you need to know right now is that the conference is being held on 30th and 31st May 2014 in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. As usual, the pre-conference seminar will be held the day before the conference begins, on Thursday 29th May, the gala dinner will be held on Saturday and the city tour on the Sunday. And for those of you who are keen to try "the water of life", you can sign up to our organised whisky tasting on Friday evening.
The theme for the conference is 'International Partnerships in Business Education - New Strategies', a topic that is becoming increasingly elemental for many institutions. If you have experience in this area, your ECBE colleagues may benefit from hearing you present a paper on the subject at the conference. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to register your interest.
Our keynote speaker is the President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group, Judith S. Eaton.
ECBE visited Edinburgh over the summer and arrangements have been made for the conference venue and hotel. As the details are finalised we will be announcing further related information in a couple weeks' time so please check the website or the ECBE Edge newsletter for more information.
Please note that Edinburgh is a popular destination and in addition to the many weddings planned for the weekend of our conference, there is also a larger conference organised for the same weekend. Consequently we strongly suggest you make your travel plans very early. If you need extra encouragement, ECBE is offering a significant discount off the price of the conference for registration received before Christmas.
For those of you who require visas to enter the UK, we have information and web links that may be of interest to you. Please click here for further details.
While we have several speakers already for the conference, we would like more of you to participate in presenting papers. This is an excellent continuing-professional-development opportunity and your paper will be published in our annual conference proceedings. Please contact us or consult our website for paper submission guidelines.
We have arranged what we think will be a memorable gala dinner at New Battle Abbey, just outside Edinburgh. Founded in 1140, it has only had three owners in its entire history. In addition to the beautiful surroundings we are looking forward to be treated some local Scottish specialties.
Now that you have the information, we hope you will get planning. We are hoping for our largest turn out next year and we aim to offer you an informative and enjoyable time while you network with other like-minded colleagues.
For those needing to obtain visas to enter the United Kingdom, ECBE requested information from the UK Border Agency about visas for its annual conference in Edinburgh. The following is the information received from UK government officials the Visa Information Service.
Please be informed that each applicant for a British visa (except the holders of diplomatic passports) must submit the application in person by appointment. The appointment to the Visa Application Centre is scheduled after completion of the visa application form on (the official British Government website for online visa applications): www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk.
Please visit the following links for more information:
For those applying from the Russian Federation, please take a look at the following links:
www.ukvac-ru.com (or in Russian www.ukvac-ru.com/russian/vfsglobalintroduction.html )
For full and detailed information on how and when to apply for the UK Visa, including the sorts of documents you should submit in support of your visa application.
Please be informed, that we can only give you general information. We are not authorised to advise applicants which type of visa to choose and do not offer a list of definitive documents.
Please note that from March 1st 2013, all United Kingdom visa applications must be submitted online via the Visa4UK website. The website can be accessed at:
and full advice and guidance on how to apply are available on the following websites: