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Turing scheme should learn from Erasmus

     

Post-Brexit student mobility scheme should learn from its predecessor’s strengths and flaws, says Kevin Ibeh

For the UK to remain a global player, the country must be able to provide its citizens with an appreciation of the wider world and help the world to understand us. To an extent, the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme helped to facilitate this by offering thousands of students the chance to study in Europe and beyond while giving Europeans the chance to study in Britain. 

When the Brexit deal came into force at the beginning of the year, the UK left Erasmus+. Now the government is in the process of setting up the Turing scheme to fund students to study abroad. The programme, more details on which were announced early this month, will send its first students overseas this September.  

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