What is Generation UK?
ARE YOU A HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION IN THE UK LOOKING TO PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE TO YOUR STUDENTS? GET INVOLVED IN GENERATION UK.
Generation UK was launched by the British Council in 2013. By 2020, it aims to help 80,000 students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects, and develop a global mind-set through study and work experience opportunities in China.
The Generation UK campaign is supported by all four UK government administrations. We have secured a commitment from the Department for Education to double funding support for 2018/19. This support will give twice as many young people from disadvantaged and less represented backgrounds the opportunity to take up internships in China from 2018.
The health, welfare and safety of programme participants and staff is our priority.
We have therefore suspended the Generation UK internship programmes until further notice.
We continue to monitor the situation in China and intend to resume programme activity once it is safe to do so, acting on advice of health authorities, as well that of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and World Health Organisation.