Is international talent the key to the UK’s future success?


Earlier this year, International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox and Education Secretary, Damian Hinds announced the Government’s ambition to increase the number of international students choosing to complete higher education in the UK by 30%, to 600,000 per annum by 2030.  

Oxford Royale Academy (ORA), a leading provider of summer schools at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, have welcomed over 20,000 students from 135 nations over the past 14 years.  ORA firmly believes that the UK must attract more global talent for the benefit of both foreign and British students – and also to ensure that the UK continues to lead the world in fields such as research, technology, education and commerce.

William Humphreys, founder of ORA and himself an Oxford University graduate says, ‘Many young people are capable of exceptional academic, personal and commercial success, but they are simply not aware of opportunities which may be available to them, so it is essential that we reach them early enough. By offering young people from every corner of the globe a taste of elite higher education, multi-cultural experiences and innovative subject matter, such as AI, blockchain – or even building a kit-car – we can help them to identify their strengths, passions and ambitions.  And often, they will grasp new opportunities, which they would never have believed that they could access or achieve.’

He continues, ‘I can personally attest to the value of this approach as we take enormous pride in the success of our students, many of whom have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities and Imperial College, London – and have subsequently made tremendous contributions to British industry and research.’

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