The first charitable objective about promoting cultural relations, has only just been added in June 2011 as a result of lengthy discussions with the Charity Commission, to ensure that the full range of our work is reflected in this defining document.
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Our plans for the Global Network • We are committed to maintaining an extensive worldwide network of operations managed through eight regions • The network will change, responding quickly to fast-changing markets overseas and expanding income earning activities in both new and existing markets • ‘Lighter’ models of operation with fewer buildings and more sharing of services • We will invest in our digital offer • We will have English, Arts, Education and Society expertise in strategic geographical locations who will work cross-regionally • All countries will have a core set of programmes customised for maximum impact in the local context. High priority countries will have additional resources for an expanded portfolio of programmes. • We will shift the balance from direct delivery ourselves to creating more impact through partners
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International Relations positioning spectrumAid English Relationship building Cultural Diplomacy Messaging Military actionDevelopment Education Cultural exchange Showcasing Advocacy Sanctions Skills Mutual understanding Broadcasting Campaigns Coercion Qualifications Networking Trade promotion International Trade experiences AID ACCESS ENGAGEMENT & INFLUENCE Hard Power Traditional Diplomacy Public Diplomacy Soft Power Cultural Relations MESSAGING POWER British Council British Council British Council increasing skills building engagement facilitating for the and capacity to and trust for the UK UK through participate culture & Connecting people of internationally creativity current and future Developing skills influence to the UK and Creating spaces and connecting other countries, for diplomacy, aspiring talent sharing agendas for creativity and worldwide mutual understanding business and benefit 3
Our Purpose The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.
The British Council Benefit MapOutcomes Outcomes Purpose Economic, social & cultural value 2014-15 Benefits to the UK Growth of UK Education sector Growth of UK Creative Industries 600+ million Increased opportunities trust Increased trade and investment More open society Benefits to countries in which we operate
Underpinning most of what we do are combinations of sixcore types of Cultural Relations activities English The Arts Education & Society English teaching and exams Scholarships and exchanges Policy Dialogues Showcasing UK excellence Skills development/training Links and networks
Cultural Relations builds trust for the people and Government of the UK Mean score plot (-2 to +2) of trust in People in UK vs trust in Government in UK 1.0 Mean trust in Respondents who have not People from UK (-2 participated in UK-led Cultural to +2) Relation activities China India Respondents who have 0.5 Poland participated in UK-led Cultural Relation activities Mean trust in 0.0 Government from UK (-2 to +2) -1.0 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 KSA -0.5 -1.0Source: YouGov Online panel survey of respondents aged 16-34 with minimum secondary education (March 2010)Base: KSA (279 CR, 241 non-CR); China (993 CR, 212 non-CR); Poland (982CR, 223 non-CR); India (994 CR, 209 non-CR) 9
The British Council ModelPurpose: creating international opportunities for and trustbetween the people of the UK and other countries worldwide. The people ofModel: the UKSharing English, the Arts, Education and the UK’s ways ororganising society and ways of living to create internationalopportunities for people all around the worldBringing people together from different countries and Attraction andcultures in the UK and taking people from the UK to work with engagementand learn from their peers in other countriesKey assets:•The English language, the UK’s Arts and Education systems anddiverse society. The people of the World•Openness about the UK’s strengths and weaknesses•‘On the ground network’, people, relationships and 75 years ofreputation 10
British Council 2015 Corporate Outcomes: More widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide New ways of connecting with and seeing each other through the arts Enhanced UK leadership of and shared learning from international education Societies whose citizens and institutions contribute to a more inclusive, open and prosperous world 11
Higher EducationDegree courses entry requirements Direct access: A levels / IB Indirect access: Foundation course English level 5.0 Choose between 5 and 6 univesities Apply through UCAS – Universities and Colleges Admission Service http://www.ucas.ac.uk/ Deadlines for applications depend on area of study 13
Postgraduate courses Master’s degrees Taught Master’s Research Master’s Doctorates Doctor of Philosophy Integrated PhD Professional/Taught Doctorates
Higher EducationPostgraduate courses entry requirements Recognised degree title or Master’s if applying for a PhD IELTS of 6.5+ in all skills or equivalent Academic references Portfolio depending on the area of study Choose between 5 and 6 universities No deadline established – the earlier (Dec. previous year) the better 15
Higher EducationUseful websites www.educationuk.org www.prospects.ac.uk www.rae.ac.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2012/may/21/univer sity-league-table-2013 http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ - For information on visas 16