24 February 2022

Level 5 and 6 BSc students within the Department of Bioscience are invited to apply for a six-week placement at B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology as part of the Turing Scheme.

The funded industry placement programme forms part of a cultural exchange with the partner institute.

Industry visits will form part of the academic exchange which will take place in June after the exam period.

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply, but all students are welcome to submit applications.

The fund, from the British Council, will assist with covering airfares, living costs and accommodation for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Students who do not meet the disadvantaged background criteria would need to fund the airfare and living cost elements of the exchange themselves.

Dr Mukhlesur Rahman, Subject Lead of Drug and Chemical Sciences, worked as a member of UEL's Turing Scheme Task & Finish group and submitted the funding bid. He said, "The academic placement is an excellent opportunity for UEL students to gain experience abroad within a university that has strong industry links with some of India’s most prominent pharmaceutical companies.

"Students will also be immersed in Indian culture, with cultural visits organised too."

The Turing Scheme funding allows organisations to provide students with the chance to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability. They can also develop a wide range of soft skills, language skills and cultural competencies. The Turing Scheme will also contribute to the Government’s commitment to a Global Britain, by helping organisations enhance their existing international ties and forge new relationships around the world.  

To apply or for further information, contact: 

The Turing Scheme recognises widening access opportunities as a key priority, so to increase the participation of disadvantaged groups, there is a focus on providing mobility opportunities to:

  • Students with low household income or low socio-economic status (including those with an annual household income of £25,000 or less)
  • Students receiving Universal Credit or income-related benefits because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them, such as a child or partner
  • Students who are care-experienced
  • Students who have caring responsibilities
  • Estranged students (students' parents cannot be found or it is not reasonably practicable to contact them)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers

Students will receive:

  • Cost of living/maintenance grant
  • Travel expenses (disadvantaged background only)
  • Additional support for disadvantaged background (as outlined above)
  • Additional support for Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Participants must be:

  • Students (in any study cycle) or recent graduates (Completing traineeship within 12 months of graduating)
  • Participate in a placement for a minimum of 6 weeks
  • Home and international students

The deadline for application is Thursday 31 March 2022.

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