Erasmus programme [2]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6263
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you support Universities UK’s #Support Study Abroad campaign (https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/supportstudyabroad) to give Londoners opportunities to study abroad ?

Answer

Erasmus programme [2]

Erasmus programme [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I want to see Londoners benefiting from a full and diverse experience while studying in higher education, which includes providing opportunities to work and study outside of the UK. The work by Universities UK (UUK) has identified the value of doing so, including improved degree outcomes and higher future earnings. I strongly support UUK in urging the Government to ensure that future generations of students participate in Erasmus and other programmes. I am delighted to see that a number of London universities have signed up to the campaign and would encourage others to do so. I would also encourage universities to engage with Study London/London & Partners which represents London’s diverse offering of higher education opportunities, to attract international students to come and study in London.