Cardiff Met Students’ Union President presents during the Going Global closing session


​Josh Barnett, Cardiff Met Students' Union President, at Going Global 2015.

Cardiff Metropolitan University's Students' Union President, Josh Barnett, recently presented at Going Global 2015 in London.

Going Global is a forum for education world leaders to discuss and debate international higher and further education challenges and solutions. More than 80 countries and over 1,200 leaders in higher education, business and government attended the British Council's annual Going Global conference this year.

Young panellists were able to share their views on the evolution of higher education during the conference. The Students' Union President at Cardiff Met spoke in the closing plenary and argued the need for the UK to internationalise its higher education system: "Teach us to be global citizens, so we can see no boundaries for ourselves or for businesses we may work in. Universities need to be open-minded about how students learn."

Josh Barnett had the opportunity to meet international students studying at Cardiff Met partner sites in Egypt, Athens and Thessaloniki, which he said was an inspiration to him.

Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International), also attended Going Global 2015. Prof Loutfi is a member of the Going Global Steering Committee of the British Council.

Cardiff Met is continuously doing more to promote Outward Mobility for its students, and staff, and internationalise the University as a whole. The University has recently allocated further funding towards Short Term Mobility exchanges, which enables Programme Leaders to applying for funding to take students overseas for a field trip, summer school, study placement, or international week, for example. This is just one of the ways Outward Mobility is increasing.