We are excited to announce the second phase of our digital engagement campaign with Young Scot, and it’s all about education.
GlobeScotters launched in June as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People. The online campaign aims to inspire a global outlook and inter-cultural understanding among the next generation of Scots by focusing on the benefits to their social life, education and career prospects.
The first phase focused on soft skills gained from international experience. Through articles, videos and competitions GlobeScotters looked at communication, team-work and organisation skills, while also providing practical advice for those travelling abroad.
Now, Phase Two will focus on international education opportunities available to young scots and the importance of language learning. Running until early October, this phase will cover the benefits of studying abroad, the experience of students who have done it, helpful tips on language learning, and advice on how to fund international studies.
Our favourites on the site so far are an article written by Naomi, who interned at British Council Scotland this summer, and an interview with Adele who has been very successful studying on a Generation UK China scholarship.
Both British Council Scotland and Young Scot believe the skills gained from international experience are more important than ever in our increasingly interconnected world.
Informed by British Council research, new education-based content will continue to be uploaded over the next eight weeks. There will be new videos, surveys and opportunities to claim prizes through Young Scot Rewards.
Eight weeks from now, the site will refresh again into its third and final phase, focusing on how international experience and outlook can benefit the Career prospects of young people in Scotland.
Before then, make the most of the helpful tips, advice and content on GlobeScotters. Look out for opportunities to get involved through surveys and competitions, and let us know what you think by using #GlobeScotters on Twitter.
If you are interested in learning more about the international educational opportunities provided by British Council, visit our Study Work Abroad page now.