Russell Group response to measures announced to boost international study

06 February 2021

In response to the Government announcement today (6 February 2021) providing details of the new Turing Scheme to replace the UK’s participation in Erasmus+, which will open up opportunities for UK students to study abroad, Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

“We are pleased to see the ambition of the Turing Scheme, with a broad scope, flexible placements and additional funding provided to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to take part. 

“Boosting wider international exchange will bring huge benefits to the UK – opening up fantastic opportunities for students, helping universities to build new partnerships around the world, and playing a key role in the Government’s ambitions for Global Britain.

“Our members will now be moving quickly to consider the details and understand how best to get involved with the programme to support students applying for the next academic year so as many as possible can benefit from the opportunities of studying abroad.”

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