The campaign aims to double the percentage of UK undergraduates who study, work, or volunteer abroad to 13% by the end of 2020. Germany and France are two of the top destinations for UK students taking such placements.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), London branch, and Campus France have become the first ‘international partners’ of the campaign. They have pledged their support to the campaign via a number of outreach activities.
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.
Its website contains a listing of over 1,200 courses at German higher education institution taught in English. The DAAD already funds a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that UK students are eligible for, including RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), 100 scholarships for German language summer courses, masters scholarships, and one-year scholarships for PhD students from the UK to conduct research in Germany.
As a partner, the DAAD, London branch will use its communication channels, including their social media, website, newsletters, funding brochure, exhibition presence, conferences and other events to promote the Stand Out campaign.
Campus France is the French Agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international educational mobility.
With 250 Campus France offices located in more than 125 countries, Campus France provides foreign students and researchers with the necessary background and support to prepare their study in French institutions of higher education. Campus France offers several tools to encourage UK students to go to France. Its website contains factsheets on degrees, fields, institutions and cities, online catalogues to find courses (including 1,500 programmes taught in English), 600 scholarships programmes dedicated to international students, summer schools and short programmes such as French and Sciences and grants for researchers (Alliance PHC programme).
Campus France will use its networks to promote the campaign amongst French institutions. Through a dedicated Campus France London desk, it will inform UK students of opportunities to study in France, summer schools and scholarships. Additionally, it will organise events such as a pre-departure seminar about studying in France and launch a new alumni network for UK students who have spent time in the country.
These activities represent Campus France’s and the DAAD’s ‘pledge’ to the UK-wide UUKi-run Go International: Stand Out campaign.
The international partners strand of the campaign is open to governments, UK based embassies and high commissions, sector bodies and associations, cultural agencies, NGOs and international universities.
Through partnerships like these, the campaign aims to bring together relevant stakeholders in pursuit of our national target: to double the percentage of UK students who study, work or volunteer abroad as part of their degree.
Dr Georg Krawietz, Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), comments:
“Universities UK international (UUKi) is an important partner organisation for us. DAAD’s London branch is happy to support UUKi’s campaign “Go International: Stand Out”, which aims at increasing outgoing mobility of UK domiciled students offering them a wide range of funding opportunities for their stay and studies in Germany. We look forward to intensifying our fruitful partnership with UUKi”
Anne Plaine, Europe Department Manager, Campus France, comments:
‘Campus France is very pleased to cooperate with UUKi to encourage UK students to study abroad. Campus France UK is ready to guide, inform, and support UK students, for opportunities to study in France and to help them stay connected with the network after their experience. They are very welcome in France!’
Our Director Vivienne Stern comments:
‘We are delighted to welcome the DAAD, London branch and Campus France as official partners of our Go International: Stand Out campaign. France and Germany are valued partners for student exchange, representing two of the top destinations for our outbound students. Our missions are aligned, and we look forward to working together.”