E Enjte 07 May 2020 -
12:00 deri 13:00
Online event

As part of our #StayHome with the British Council programme, we are organising a series of Higher Education dialogues which will help you connect with colleagues from around the world and share your experience.

On 7 May we launched this series with a live session where we explored how different universities coped with the current situation.

The speakers at the session were:

  • Simon Guy, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global, Lancaster University
  • Raziya Isayeva, Director of Development, Khazar University, Azerbaijan
  • Roman Shulyk, National University of Ostroh Academy, Ukraine
  • Dr Ivana Kraincanic, senior lecturer at London South Bank University

During the session, the panellists shared their university's experience in using technology to respond to the current challenges faced by students, teachers, and university as a whole. They gave examples of what has and hasn't worked and discussed various ways of moving forward. 

At the end of the session, the participants had a chance to ask the panel questions. 

About the speakers


Mrs Razia Isaeva has been teaching Management at Khazar University since 2003. She received her B.B.A and M.B.A. from the School of Economics and Management of Khazar University. She is currently doing her PhD in Educational Administration at Khazar University. Her research interest is Student Engagement in University activities and its impact on students’ achievement. She has been trained at UK and USA universities. Mrs Isayeva has extensive managerial experience with organizations of different sizes operating in Azerbaijan. Currently, she works as a Director of Development at Khazar University and leads multiple projects related to Student Learning, Teacher Development and University Management.


Professor Simon Guy’s remit as PVC Global is to develop, connect and lead Lancaster University’s digital, global and development strategy. He is leading on the establishment of the University’s new campus in Leipzig and continuing to develop our China campus, while also strengthening connections between all our international partnerships including Ghana and Malaysia. He also leads on our digital agenda, ensuring our infrastructure and operational processes are digitally enabled to promote agility and efficiency and that digital innovation underpins our academic practices. Simon is the major lead across all of our development, alumni and fundraising work, oversees the library and he is the University lead on sustainability.