John has welcomed the Government’s new £110 million Turing Scheme and encouraged schools and colleges in the constituency, and Brookes University to apply. The scheme provides young people with the opportunity to study and work around the world.
The landmark scheme, which replaces the UK’s participation in the EU’s Erasmus programme, will provide for 35,000 global exchanges from this September – a similar level to the number of exchanges which took place under the previous scheme. Schools, colleges and universities will all be supported with the cost of administering the programme, and are encouraged to form partnerships around the world. Details on the application process, including funding and eligibility levels, are available on the Turing website.
John said: “This pioneering scheme offers our young people a fantastic opportunity to study and work around the world, developing vital skills and experiences that will enrich their lives. I am strongly encouraging schools, colleges and universities to apply for the Turing Scheme, so we can give students across this constituency the chance to have a world-class education.”
The Turing Scheme is a global programme with every country in the world eligible to partner with UK universities, schools and colleges and is designed to help students across the country of all income groups to get to fantastic schools, colleges and universities around the world.
The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said: “This is a landmark step in delivering on our promise to level up a truly global Britain, strengthening our ties across the world and providing students with the skills they need to thrive. The programme’s focus on social mobility and value for money will open up more opportunities for international education and travel to all of our students, especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds who were less likely to benefit from the previous EU scheme.”
For further information see the Turing Scheme website