press release
Published: 08 July 2022

University of Surrey secures second year of Turing Scheme funding to support student study and employment opportunities

Potential once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to study and work abroad are once again available for University of Surrey students, thanks to funding from the Turing Scheme. 

The Turing Scheme, now in its second year, has already allowed hundreds of students to enjoy various opportunities in countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Uganda and the United States. 

Professor Amelia Hadfield, Dean International at the University of Surrey, said: 

“Here at the University of Surrey, we are delighted to continue to provide potentially life-changing and life-affirming opportunities for our students – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We are a proud, open-minded, international and forward-looking University that believes in the power of knowledge sharing and collaboration, and this scheme fits our values.  

“We’re excited to start promoting the second year of the Turing Scheme to continue to broaden the already successful impact it had last year. I’m particularly passionate about the key aims of Surrey’s mobility goals, which is to develop globally-minded, confident, resilient individuals who think critically and differently, making a real impact on society.” 

Students who took part in the first year of the Turing Scheme reported that the international opportunities helped increase their core skills, such as: 

  • 93% of students reported that they feel more confident in networking with international peers 

  • 75% feel more committed to their studies.  

  • 83% feel confident in their ability to achieve a good degree. 

  • 95% feel confident in articulating their experiences abroad and their skills gained. 

  • 95% feel this experience has enhanced their intercultural awareness. 

  • 90% feel this has been a valuable opportunity to learn from international academics/experts. 

  • 100% would recommend the opportunity to study/work abroad to others. 

The University of Surrey is among the top universities in the UK for graduate employability – delivering consistently award-winning industry placement and careers schemes that contribute to 86.6% of its students finding graduate-level employment or continuing education and research opportunities after graduation. 

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