Two people in discussion

Mat Wright

Type Consultancy
Key dates Deadline: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Eligibility  Experienced researchers

The British Council is seeking to appoint well qualified and experienced researchers to:

  • review the existing evidence of the impact of its work providing young people in the UK with an international experience
  • provide a strong conceptual framework to support implementation of the British Council’s ambition to ensure every young person in the UK, aged 4-30 years, has international experience


The British Council has a long history of developing international opportunities for young people:  promoting, supporting and facilitating outward mobility for UK pupils and students and inward study opportunities for people from overseas. As the UK government and the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland look to maintain and strengthen our influence in the world, the organisation is at the centre of debate and action on the contribution of international engagement to developing our next generation, and it is more important than ever to be informed by the evidence of what best practice there is in the design and delivery of opportunities for international experience for young people.

Clarification notes

Please note a point of clarification for the terms of the proposed study. 

Please note that international mobility opportunities for students through higher education is not within the scope of this study and programmes delivering these opportunities should not be considered. We wish to clarify this in recognition that the previous RFP may not have made the scope clear.

This is to enabled a focused study on existing evidence from the rest of the British Council’s portfolio, and the field of international higher education mobility is a subject of extensive study and importance in its own right.

Please note that this revised RFP should be taken as the correct terms of reference for those responding to this tender.

How to apply

Please apply using the documentations below and send applications to