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News: Col­lege wins £250k to offer stu­dents oppor­tu­ni­ties to trav­el and work abroad

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Up to 100 stu­dents from Not­ting­ham Col­lege will be giv­en once in a life­time over­seas work expe­ri­ence oppor­tu­ni­ties, thanks to the College’s suc­cess in attract­ing over £250K in fund­ing from the Tur­ing Scheme.

About the Turing scheme

The Tur­ing Scheme is the UK government’s glob­al pro­gramme to study and work abroad. The scheme pro­vides fund­ing for inter­na­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties in edu­ca­tion and train­ing across the world. 

Sup­port­ing the government’s Glob­al Britain objec­tives, the Tur­ing Scheme unlocks the oppor­tu­ni­ty for UK edu­ca­tion providers to offer life-chang­ing expe­ri­ences across the world for their students.

Overseas opportunities for our students

The Col­lege has been award­ed fund­ing to widen over­seas oppor­tu­ni­ties for its fur­ther edu­ca­tion (FE) stu­dents and par­tic­i­pants can apply to trav­el and learn in a vast range of tru­ly inspir­ing envi­ron­ments and organ­i­sa­tions, includ­ing an ele­phant sanc­tu­ary in Thai­land and in the cre­ative indus­tries in Spain.

The Tur­ing Scheme is backed by £110 mil­lion, pro­vid­ing fund­ing for around 35,000 stu­dents in uni­ver­si­ties, col­leges and schools to go on place­ments and exchanges over­seas, start­ing in Sep­tem­ber 2021 with vis­its being planned from the start of 2022

The new scheme will also tar­get stu­dents from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds and areas, mak­ing life-chang­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties acces­si­ble to every­one across the country. 

Where the Turing Scheme gets its name

The Tur­ing Scheme was named in hon­our of the renowned sci­en­tist Alan Tur­ing. This pio­neer­ing and icon­ic British math­e­mati­cian and com­put­er sci­en­tist of glob­al renown excelled aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly and stud­ied abroad at Prince­ton University.

This scheme, which hon­ours his lega­cy, will pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for future gen­er­a­tions of British stu­dents, from all back­grounds, to study and work abroad across the globe. 

This is fan­tas­tic news and we’re delight­ed that our col­lege is able to bro­ker such life-chang­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for our stu­dents. More so than ever, our stu­dents may find them­selves work­ing over­seas or, due to changes in work­ing prac­tices, work­ing for inter­na­tion­al com­pa­nies from home. 

Expo­sure to oth­er coun­tries, oth­er economies and diverse cul­tures can be tru­ly inspir­ing and career-defin­ing. These oppor­tu­ni­ties will equip our stu­dents with new skills, greater aware­ness and expe­ri­ence and above all, con­fi­dence to go out there and find oppor­tu­ni­ties to make their mark in the world. 

​Mar­tin Sim — Inter­im Chief Exec­u­tive of Not­ting­ham College

Not­ting­ham Col­lege sub­mit­ted a bid to the scheme under the Fur­ther Edu­ca­tion and Voca­tion­al Train­ing strand. It means that 100 or so stu­dents will be able to trav­el and learn abroad with fund­ing pro­vid­ed to off­set costs. All faculties/​subject areas with­in the Col­lege can take advan­tage of the oppor­tu­ni­ties on offer.

More detail about opportunities for our students

  • Retail and Mar­ket­ing in France and the Netherlands 
  • Ani­mal Man­age­ment in Thailand 
  • Sci­ence and STEM in Nepal 
  • Arts, Fash­ion and Design in Spain 
  • Media in Germany 
  • Range of work based learn­ing projects in Italy 

The scheme is open for all fur­ther edu­ca­tion (FE) stu­dents of Not­ting­ham Col­lege from this September. 

Published on:
  • 4th August 2021 (11:35 AM)
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