UK’s exchange program named “Turing Scheme” will benefit more than 38,000 students to study and work abroad during the 2022/23 academic year.
According to Erudera College News Report, 35,000 students were supported in the year 2020, which later got dropped from 40,000 students in the 2021/22 academic year.
Among 38,000 students, 52% per cent will get the opportunity to study abroad under the Turing Scheme, which is also an increase from 48% last year. So far, 513 applicants have applied, which is again a 24% increase from last year.
Remembering the success of the launch year, Minister for Skills Alex Burghart said that the Turing Scheme will be helpful in opening opportunities for more disadvantaged students who will be able to study in a high-quality educational atmosphere than before.
“This government wants to open these opportunities up to so many more students in regions that lost out under Erasmus+ so that students of all ages can embrace different cultures, make new friends and acquire new knowledge. I hope that next year’s placements will be just as inspiring,” Burghart said.
Assistant Director for Policy and Global Engagement and incoming Acting Director at Universities UK International Jamie Arrowsmith mentioned that “the real strength” of the UK scheme is the privilege of access to students who come from non-traditional backgrounds.
He also added that the Turing scheme will allow funds from universities that will help in the development of innovative partnerships with organisations worldwide. This will lead to maximising the transformative potential of the scheme.
Projects of 2022 have included digital technology for the students studying at New Bridge College and Oldham. This will give an opportunity to the students to visit the Apple Headquarters office and get inspired for their career goals.
In the coming year, the Turing scheme is expected to include some cultural exchanges with countries like Japan, Mauritius, South Korea, and Nepal, by keeping in mind that 83% of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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