As a part of the Prime Ministers Initiative for International Education (PMI2), a government funded five year strategy to secure the UK's position as a leader in international education, two lecturers from Edinburgh's Telford College are preparing to visit Sri Lanka later this month to look at the prospects of educational partnership in the country.
In a bid to establish links with Sri Lankan colleges and sustain the managed growth of Britain's international education delivered both in the UK and overseas, David Hiddleston and Fergus Robb from Telford's Design and Media department, along with representatives from eight other Colleges across the country, are heading out to Sri Lanka on 21st of this month.
They also aim to participate in a seminar on educational policy and practice in Sri Lanka, discussing wide areas ranging from industry links and employer-led curriculum to progression routes from further to higher Education, quality assurance and improvement strategies.
David Hiddleston, Curriculum Manager for Design and Media at Edinburgh's Telford College, said: "This visit allows us to look at the way colleges in both the UK and Sri Lanka approach the issue of skills challenges and how we can learn from each other. Forging links in Sri Lanka could also provide greater opportunities for international students looking to study in Scotland."