This session aims to provoke thought: What do we know about what our students know? Scholars need to be empowered with all the necessary tools for success. The extended programme consisted of four workshops focusing on several academic social and cultural aspects of students’ experiences. It aims at piloting a sustainable response to the academic social and cultural issues constantly emerging in UK’s multicultural community of students. Issues with the potential to block the development of our HEIs’ policies on internationalisation and diversity and decelerate students’ progress towards their personal best.