Ensuring turing – lessons learned for international short-mobilities during a time of travel disruption

Maria Moxey, Kate Rooney, Tom Lowe

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Abstract

The ‘See the World – Winchester’ was funded by the UK Turing scheme in 2021-2022 and aimed to broaden the horizons of students who may not otherwise have access to extracurricular opportunities such as international travel. The purpose of this article is twofold. Firstly, the authors reflect on the successes, failures, and challenges involved with running internationalisation activities with students from disadvantaged or under-represented groups in a time of disruption from Covid-19. Secondly, this article presents findings from a small-scale evaluation that sought to measure the impact of the short mobility. The paper is useful for institutions looking to run international mobilities with students during a period of disruption such as COVID-19 and helps to shed light on the experiences and benefits to students participating. These include, a cultural experience, opportunity for personal growth and development, enhanced employability, and ultimately, broader horizons.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPerspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education
Early online date20 Nov 2023
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Publication statusEarly online - 20 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Internationalisation
  • Turing
  • short mobilities
  • COVID-19
  • higher education
  • historically marginalised students

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