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Next steps for the Turing Scheme - implementation so far, growing international partnerships and the role of FE, and widening social and economic benefits

Morning, Thursday, 24th March 2022


This conference will discuss priorities, challenges, and opportunities for implementing the Turing Scheme, the UK Government’s replacement for Erasmus+, following its initial rollout in September 2021.


The agenda also looks at the role of the Turing scheme in aiding social mobility and developing international partnerships.


It takes place alongside recent initiatives from the DfE which aim to boost the teaching of languages - including increased funding for Mandarin, French, German, and Spanish - as well as measures to improve the accessibility of language learning.


The conference will also be a timely opportunity to consider the role of the Turing Scheme as part of the Government’s wider Levelling Up agenda, including opportunities to harness it to improve skills levels, and how to ensure the place of the FE sector and students within the scheme.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Professor Murali Chandrashekaran, Vice-Provost, International, University of British Columbia; Stephanie Harris, Head of International Engagement, Universities UK; Dorota Maciejowska, Head, International Relations Office, Jagiellonian University; and Chair, Academic Exchange and Mobility Working Group, The Coimbra Group; and Emma Meredith, International Director, Association of Colleges.


The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from DIT.



Keynote Speakers

Emma Meredith

International Director, Association of Colleges

Professor Murali Chandrashekaran

Vice-Provost, International, University of British Columbia

Keynote Speakers

Dorota Maciejowska

Head, International Relations Office, Jagiellonian University; and Chair, Academic Exchange and Mobility Working Group, The Coimbra Group

Emma Meredith

International Director, Association of Colleges

Stephanie Harris

Head of International Engagement, Universities UK

Professor Murali Chandrashekaran

Vice-Provost, International, University of British Columbia

Speakers

Lise Bakke Brøndbo

Senior Adviser, Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator, Oslo Metropolitan University

Alizée Cordes

International Student Mobility Manager, Teeside University

Professor David Carter

Head of the International Study and Language Institute, University of Reading

Ben Horton

Communications Manager, Chatham House; and Project Lead, Common Futures Conversations

Emma Pearce

Head of Global Opportunities, Keele University

Benthe Tanghe

International Project Coordinator, Newcastle University; and former Athletic Union Officer, Newcastle University Students’ Union

Professor Robin Mason

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Birmingham