Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Log in
Personal tools
You are here: Home Our Work Student study programmes

Student study and research programmes

We work alongside Universities delivering study programmes for groups of visiting students and trainee teachers. These programmes develop aspects of undergraduate courses through exposure, experience, and activities to focus discussion in collaboration with the University teaching faculty.


2018 University programmes:

Student programmes(Information will be added when required to the links below, please mail us for info if the links are not yet active


Objectives of student research projects:

The aim of these projects varies according to the group visiting and the course that the study visit is linked to. Themes have been based around Theology and Indian religion, Geography and Development studies, Rural development, and Cultural Geography. Groups develop a study project whilst they are with us, and we support and enable discussion around their research area.

Objectives of Education student study visits:

As per our visiting teacher groups some education students groups come with an aim of learning about life in India in order to support, inform and enable the delivery of teaching about life in developing countries, global education, and to increase first-hand experience of a different country and culture in order to enrich many curriculum subjects.  Visits are often focused around delivery of the geography curriculum, with a focus on rural and urban settlement locality studies, water, agriculture and geographical enquiry. However students have come with an eye to enriching other subjects including History, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Religious Studies, Citizenship, Sustainability, Science, Art and Creativity and Music. These visits have a stong emphasis on understanding the curriculum in the context of the Indian Education system, and school visits often form a large part of each programme.  Education students that attend these visits are mainly training to be teachers of KS1 and 2.

Orientation programmes:

Some students come with an aim of spending a longer period of time in India- on research projects or teaching placements. We therefore run orientation programmes for these students before they embark on their journey in India.

Accompanying faculty:

Some Universities send groups alone, and some prefer that a member of teaching staff accompanies the group. This depends on the needs of the group. We are able to facilitate the group discussions and maintain a focus on study if the group visits without a staff member. This we co-ordinate with the University in advance.


We co-ordinate with the University teaching staff in advance of the visit in order to form a programme which suits the needs of the visiting group. When students are coming unaccompanied the teaching faculty often passes on the responsibility of co-ordination to a student group leader once the group has been formed.  We send iformation about the programme, kit lits, travel advice, medical information and advice on visa’s. We suggest that the group meets at least once before the visit occurs in order to discuss mental and practical preparation.

Accreditation= accountability:

We strongly advise that the visiting group of students are requested to write an assignment as an accredited part of their degree programme which uses the information and experiences gathered during the study visit. This we feel is helpful in creating a level of accountability for the work that the students undertake when they are in India, and how involved they become in the project.

The activities:

The exact programme of activities for each visit is chosen by the group from our list of activities, so every visit is therefore always slightly different, and will depend strongly on the subjects and level of study that the visiting group of students are.  Please see our activity page and activity choice form to choose the activities for your visit. Please contact us to discuss expansion on these activities.

Article- Student study programme- Oxford Brookes University: Institute Staff and Students visit India

Transformational experiences and deep learning: The impact of an intercultural study visit to India on UK initial teacher education students

Create a programme of activities with us

sangam © 2003/2010