One thousand University of Warwick students are set to enjoy international mobility in the 2021 to 2022 academic year after funding was secured from the UK government’s Turing Scheme.
Placements are planned in 40 countries, particularly in Asia, Continental Europe, North America and Africa, after the university was awarded a grant of £2.6 million. 600 of the participating students should come from less advantaged backgrounds as the university aims to improve access to study abroad for these groups. This is also a key focus of The Turing Scheme.
Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, said: “Studying abroad enhances students’ education experience in so many ways: developing their language skills, building confidence and independence in a different culture, and boosting their employability around the world.
“The chance to live and learn in another country has always been part of Warwick’s identity. It helps our students to expand their horizons and gain global networks — giving them access to new ideas, friends, and mentors across the globe.
“I am very proud that so many members of our Warwick student community want to take up these global opportunities and am delighted that this significant Turing Scheme funding award will enable them to do so.”
Through the proposed Warwick Global Opportunity project, Turing Scheme funding will enable students to undertake both long-term and short-term mobilities, including year-long placements throughout the world as well as shorter-term activities through programmes such as the university’s International Undergraduate Research Support Scheme, Warwick in Africa and a range of international summer schools.
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