Project 1.2

Internationalisation of HE as a public good: a comparative study in four national systems

Call for students

My name is Tom Brotherhood and I am a doctoral student at the Centre for Global Higher Education, University College London. If you are a final-year international student I would like to invite you to participate in my PhD research.

The research seeks to better understand the process by which final-year international students negotiate their “migrant identity”, their decision-making processes when they consider their next step after completing their course of study, and how they pursue these decisions. The results will form the basis of my PhD thesis, and also be used to advise and support students and universities in the future, and to make recommendations to governments to help international students make successful transitions after completing their degree.

If you are happy to join the study you will be interviewed twice. The first interview will take place in the coming weeks at a convenient time for you. In this interview I would like to understand your experiences to date, how you view yourself, and what important events have led up to this moment. This interview is expected to last 1-2 hours. The second interview will take place after around one year, either in person or electronically. In this second interview I would like to hear about your experiences after finishing your degree in the UK, to understand how you, your circumstances, and your life have changed since you completed your studies.

I would be very happy if you are interested in this project. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. If you would like to participate please contact me via email and we can arrange to meet at a time that is convenient for you. If you do not wish to participate please ignore this email.

You can contact me at any time here:

Many thanks for taking the time to read this email. I would greatly appreciate if you would consider being a part of this project, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Thomas Brotherhood
PhD Researcher