Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sri Lanka trip aims to boost college links

Two Edinburgh lecturers are heading out to Sri Lanka next week to explore opportunities for educational partnerships with the country.
David Hiddleston and Fergus Robb from Telford College's design and media department will join representatives from eight other colleges across the UK to look at forging links with Sri Lankan colleges.

They will discuss areas including industry links and employer-led curriculum, progression routes from further to higher education, and quality assurance and improvement strategies.

Mr Hiddleston, curriculum manager for design and media at the college, said: "This visit allows us to look at the way colleges in both the UK and Sri Lanka approach the issue of skills challenges and how we can learn from each other. It could also provide greater opportunities for students looking to study in Scotland."