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Graduates benefit from study abroad
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Students were urged to spend a period of studying or work abroad before they graduate, in a government report issued today.
Bill Rammell, the minister for lifelong learning, further and higher education, launched the report, which shows that while there are less UK students taking part in European Commission mobility schemes, universities are providing students with a range of other opportunities.
Mr Rammell said: "For our students, a period of study or work abroad can be life changing. It brings positive benefits both personally and professionally."
He added: "Not only can students they enhance their understanding of other languages and cultures, but they can develop qualities such as self reliance which employers value and which give them an advantage in today's global economy.
"I am keen to see an increase in the numbers of students taking up these opportunities and I hope this report will encourage institutions to learn from each other what works best."
The report studied various universities and how they encouraged and supported the students willing to go abroad.