East Riding College students to benefit from once-in-a-lifetime Turing trip

5th August 2021 5:12pm - Return to press releases

East Riding College students to benefit from once-in-a-lifetime Turing trip

East Riding College is delighted to announce they have been successful in their bid, along with Scarborough TEC, to take part in the Government’s new £110m Turing Scheme.

This week the Government announced the list of schools, colleges and higher education providers who have been awarded funding that will mean up to 40,000 students from across the UK will be able to study abroad. 

Catering & Hospitality and Beauty Therapy students who qualify from East Riding College and Scarborough TEC will be invited to apply for a place on two study programmes in Thailand during the 2021/22 academic year. The programmes will cover either Thai Cuisine or Thai Massage and students will also be given the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities, giving them life experiences that would never have been possible without the Scheme.

Mike Welsh, Principal of East Riding College, said: “I am delighted that our students will be able to benefit from the Turing Scheme in its first year.  Students from both our catering and hospitality and beauty therapy curriculum areas will have the opportunity to study abroad for the first time. It’s a great boost for students entering these industries, which have been some of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

“For students, this is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study in Thailand and gain experience in their chosen industries.  Experience that I am sure will be invaluable to them in their future careers.”

Read more about the Government’s announcement