Leeds Trinity secures Turing Scheme funding for international mobility


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Leeds Trinity University has received £ 86,400 from the UK government’s new student mobility scheme to support international study, work and volunteer opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The new government program, named Turing Scheme in honor of mathematician Alan Turing, was launched following Brexit and the UK’s withdrawal from the Erasmus + program from the EU. It is designed to support the government’s Global Britain program to close the gap in funding student mobility to study and work abroad.

All Leeds Trinity undergraduate students are eligible to participate in international studies, work and volunteer opportunities for a semester or year abroad with partnerships in Fiji, South Africa, Rwanda, in Japan and Australia. The University also offers international internships, summer schools and volunteer programs for those whose circumstances do not allow an extended stay abroad.

Funding from the Turing program will financially support up to 72 Leeds Trinity students during the 2021-2022 academic year and cover the costs of travel and accommodation abroad. Students will be able to apply for international opportunities in October 2021.

Professor Malcolm Todd, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, said: “I am delighted to announce that we have received funding to facilitate international study and work abroad placements through the Turing program. Investing in international mobility will allow the University to support students. by broadening their horizons, improving their career prospects and engaging in new ways of thinking.

“As we continue to grow as an institution, this funding will help us advance our partnerships with international organizations and participate in important global exchanges that positively impact our learning community.”

Maia Sule, Head of International Placement and Study Abroad at Leeds Trinity University, said: “We are very pleased to have secured this tremendous support for our international activities which recognizes the work we have done. to develop global opportunities for all of our students through their studies, work programs and volunteering.

“I would encourage all students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to engage in work and study abroad programs through the Turing program. Spending time abroad changes students’ lives. , has a profound impact on graduate outcomes and satisfaction, and these opportunities don’t come often. “

Katalin Jackson, a psychology graduate from Leeds Trinity, volunteered in Fiji in July 2019, as part of her freshman internship abroad, spending four weeks teaching at local schools in disadvantaged communities.

She said: “Volunteering abroad has been the best thing I have ever done in my life. During my time in Fiji, I grew as a person. I learned to be more patient, to manage my time better and I realized that if I put something in my mind, I can do anything! “

The Turing program will enable more than 40,000 UK education and training students to study and work abroad, with funding in place to support opportunities lasting between four weeks and 12 months .

For more information on study, work and volunteer opportunities abroad, visit Leeds Trinity University website. You can find out more about the Turing scheme in line.

Keywords: Leeds Trinity, Turing Scheme, Alan Turing

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