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Developing Scotland’s Global Citizens
Developing Scotland’s Global Citizens is a new Scottish Government funded project led by NUS Scotland which complements and enhances existing work on student outward mobility carried out as part of the Students Without Borders project.
The overarching objectives of the project, which began in September 2011, are to increase student outward mobility opportunities and encourage greater uptake of study abroad programmes by Scottish students.
Given the increased competition for fewer graduate vacancies, there has been an increased interest in the education sector in the role international experience may play in the enhanced employability of students who undertake such initiatives.
This is reflected in the widespread support NUS Scotland received from across the sector, namely from the British Council, HEA, Universities Scotland, Scotland’s Colleges, sparqs, Scottish Funding Council, QAA and Young Scot.
The project has four strategic themes: raising the profile of European mobility opportunities, fostering graduate attributes through mobility, supporting the international learning experience at institutional level and encouraging a partnership approach across the Scottish educational sector, themes particularly congruent to the next Enhancement Theme – Developing and Supporting the Curriculum.
Consequently, this is a wonderful opportunity for students’ associations, businesses, schools and all involved in learning and teaching at colleges and universities, to help us address two of the main barriers to student outward mobility during the forthcoming academic year: lack of short-term mobility windows within the curricula and the low provision of mobility windows in key subject areas.
It is anticipated that this work will culminate in Scotland’s Year of Study Abroad ‘Scotland Goes Global’ in September 2012.
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For more information on this project, please contact Helen O’Shea, or Catherine Thwaites helen.o’firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or at 0131 556 6598.