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International Short Programme

Northumbria receives generous funding from Turing Scheme to support international mobility in the academic year 2022-23

Northumbria University has once again received generous funding from the Turing Scheme to help students work, volunteer and study abroad in the academic year 2022-23.

This is the second year of the government-funded Turing Scheme to support international student mobility, which will see up to 35,000 UK students travel overseas in the next year on work and study placements. The £100 million programme will focus on supporting students from widening participation backgrounds, fostering partnerships globally, developing key employability skills and providing value for UK taxpayers.  Northumbria has secured almost £800,000 to support over 300 students. This includes 24 PhD mobilities as well as 177 participants for short study, work and volunteer programmes during the summer of 2023.

The International Short Programmes* are open to home UK undergraduate students from any programme. These opportunities cover activities such as volunteering in Fiji, Europe, and Asia; work placements in Colombia and Vietnam; and studying at partner universities in Mexico, Spain, France and Chile. After a successful first year of the programme, when 57 students participated in 4 different programmes, we are pleased to be offering these new, exciting opportunities, and growing our offer in line with our University Education Strategy and Access and Participation Plan. In relation to the impact of such opportunities, Northumbria students are required to complete a CareersOnline module to aide their preparation to go abroad as well as reflecting on how the opportunity has impacted vital employability skills.

Robert Borovansky a student who took part in our Turing summer scheme to UNIVA (Universidad Del Valle de Atemajac) in Mexico said: “The programme aimed to build cultural awareness, improve Spanish and create awareness about business between Mexico and the UK. I attended lectures and workshops at UNIVA in Guadalajara, but also visited interesting places that helped me to contextualise the learnings with reality.” Robert went on to say “Overall, the program exceeded its objectives - I have developed intercultural awareness, adaptability, improved my networking and communication skills, and simply enjoyed my time in Mexico.”

As we are coming out of the COVID19 pandemic we are pleased to see the number of students opting for yearlong/semester-long study abroad has been increasing steadily. Those students will also be going to partner universities across the globe with the help of the Turing scheme funding. 

*These programmes are specifically funded for undergraduates that are home students from the following backgrounds: low participation neighbourhoods; mature students; Black, Asian and minority ethnic students; low-income backgrounds; disabled students; care-leavers and carers; estranged students; Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities; female students into STEM State school students (from schools with below average attainment); children from military families; first generation students. 

If students or staff require further information please contact the Study Abroad Team.

Current students should submit an enquiry via the 'Help and Support' section of your Student Portal. You are current student if you have recently enrolled or have been sent an email about enrolment. To access your Student Portal you will need to have enrolled on your programme first.

 

 

 







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