Turing Scheme Boosts Global Placements Beyond Europe

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Disadvantaged young people make up a large proportion of international study placements, new research published recently shows. The government’s flagship Turing Scheme, which enables students to work and study abroad has proved a success, providing tens of thousands of young people across the UK with transformational opportunities. The Turing Scheme was introduced in 2021 and builds on the government’s ambition to level up and drive social mobility in parts of the UK where, historically, there have been fewer opportunities to study and work abroad. The new research shows that in its first year alone the scheme has strengthened partnerships across the globe, beyond Europe. Now in its third year the scheme has gone from strength to strength with the latest figures showing that more than 40,000 students are set to benefit in 23/24 academic year, 60% of which are from disadvantaged background or underrepresented groups. This includes around 1,800 additional students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the further education sector alone compared to last year. Click here for more and here for FE News commentary and here for information on applying for funding for international study and work placements for schools, further education providers and higher education providers.