Australian Government departments have joined forces for the UK Outward Mobility: Spotlight on Australia seminar, which spruiked the benefits of studying at Australian institutions.

After a recent UK poll found one in three adults wished they had studied overseas, the Brits are looking for the best ways to push their students out into the world. Representatives from the British Council and Universities UK that attended the seminar were reportedly excited at the prospect of further tertiary collaboration. They discussed some of the barriers to student mobility; including access to information, funding and systemic hurdles such as clashes in university calendars

The seminar provided practical advice and information for UK careers advisors, study abroad advisors and head teachers on university study in Australia. Representatives from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Austrade presented on a number of topics.

Currently only 1.7 per cent of UK citizens study abroad, their Government has said it’s committed to helping students expand their global outlook and cultural literacy