Published: 22 September 2021
St George's, University of London was recently awarded £67,847.50 to fund student mobility to over 13 countries across the world during the academic year 2021/22 under the Turing Scheme.
The Turing Scheme, a Department for Education initiative replaced the Erasmus+ scheme in March 2020 and opened the first round of applications for the academic year 2021/22.
The aim of this programme is to provide financial support for international education and training opportunities to UK-based Students. Importantly, the scheme emphasizes its support for social mobility and widening access and participation.
Dr Ferran Valderrama, Associate Dean for Student Mobility said
I am really pleased with this news. It gives the opportunity to St George’s students to undertake study and/or work placements abroad – a great complement to their experience as students. The grant will support mobilities for 37 SGUL students from the Biomedical Science, Clinical Pharmacology, MBBS, and Physiotherapy programmes. It is encouraging to see quite a few programmes interested in the Turing Scheme and we hope that the success with this initial round encourages many more to apply for next year’s call! Our aim is to soon be able to offer the opportunity to spend some time abroad to all those students willing to do so.
Amal Awadh, Quality and Partnerships officer added:
Exposure to different cultures and way of work is enriching in more ways than one. And It’s great to be involved in a Study abroad scheme that dedicates additional financial support to encourage the participation of SEND students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.