The UK’s universities and colleges have launched an unprecedented study abroad campaign to help UK graduates get a foot in the door.
The University of Birmingham, which has more than 4,000 students studying abroad, has been working closely with universities and local councils to make the process easier for students.
“Our aim is to make studying abroad easier for everyone who wants to study abroad in the UK,” said UBS Group UK research head of business and business-related engagement, Kate Edwards.
University of Birmingham Students’ Association chairman Simon Williams said: “We want students to feel welcome, to have the freedom to choose their study destination.”
The university is already helping students find their own destinations with its website and with its apps.
“The universities will provide students with information about their options and how to get on the waitlist.
There are currently just over 50,000 UK students studying overseas, according to UBS, but it expects that figure to rise to 70,000 by 2025.
Many of the universities participating in the campaign have been working with the Government’s International Student and Scholar Visa Office to offer more flexible travel arrangements for UK students.
The Office also works closely with UK embassies and consulates to assist students who have questions about their visas and can access assistance and advice.
This is the second time that the university has launched an initiative to help students who are looking to study overseas.
In November 2018, it launched a similar campaign to offer students the chance to study in a number of different locations across Europe.