Newcastle College welcomed Alex Burghart, the Apprenticeships and Skills Minister on Friday 1 July to meet students who have benefitted from the Turing Scheme, as it received the news it could continue to deliver it in the next academic year.
Providing international opportunities to work and study around the world, the Turing Scheme gives students the chance to interact with new cultures, learn different languages, and form lifelong connections with people across the globe as part of their college programme. As well as the cultural benefits, students can participate in a variety of activities whilst abroad, including scuba diving, water sports, and teaching English, as well as learning the local language, and coaching children in sports such as football.
This year, 60 Newcastle College students studying a range of subjects including sport, travel and tourism, uniformed public services, and healthcare have participated in the Turing Scheme, visiting places such as Malta and Northern Italy.
Minister Burghart was given a tour of the campus by Newcastle College principal Scott Bullock, and throughout the day met with students who took part in the scheme this year.
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