Through Generation UK, the British Council has established partnerships with a wide range of UK and Chinese universities to increase the number of mobility opportunities for UK students and graduates. We also work with businesses to support young talent and future leaders to engage with and understand China through bespoke training programmes.

Bristol University

The University of Bristol partnership with Generation UK has supported 32 students from a widening participation background to undertake internships in a range of industries in Shenzhen fully funded since 2018, including a virtual option for seven students in 2021. A pioneer in the field of widening participation, Bristol recognises the transformational impact mobility opportunities such as Generation UK can have on students from diverse backgrounds.  

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University of Dundee

Through the OMI partnership fund, the University of Dundee has strengthened its existing partnership with the University of Wuhan on an architectural exchange programme. In 2019, 22 Dundee students participated in a two-week architecture workshop in Wuhan. In 2021, the programme will be delivered online. Students from Dundee will work with their counterparts in Wuhan to explore architectural challenges in the Chinese countryside, using VR technology to bring the project to life.

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Huawei UK

Our collaboration with Huawei UK on the ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme has enabled almost 300 UK STEM students to benefit from a one-month study visit in Beijing and Shenzhen since 2015. The programme moved online in 2020 and 2021, allowing students to learn about China’s technological transformation, culture and history from the UK.  

Liverpool John Moores University

Through the OMI partnership fund, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has built strong partnerships with six universities in China to design and deliver sustainable mobility programmes. Since 2019, almost 60 widening participation students from LJMU have participated in summer schools across China. 

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