The UK-India Education Week 2017 delegation

The UK-India Education Week (previously known as the UK-India English Partnerships Forum) is designed to bring together key UK and India-based stakeholders working in education, from both the public as well as the private sectors, to share best practice and develop a mutual understanding of the education landscape in the respective countries. The activity takes place every two years, centred around a particular theme. The week is normally scheduled to coincide with the Education World Forum and Bett Show events in London.

In 2017, the week took place from 22-27 January on the theme 'teaching and technology'. The objectives of the week were to:

  • share knowledge and information about teaching and technology through exchange of experiences from Indian and UK providers
  • bring together key organisations working with teachers and technology who could be potential partners for current/future opportunities. 

The study tour included visits to a primary school in London to see a demonstration of Iris Connect – a tool for teachers' professional development; The Open University; the Institute of Education at University College London; Avado Learning; Jisc; Nesta and London Grid for Learning

The programme also included the launch of a new publication Teaching and technology: case studies from India at an evening event on 24 January 2017. This publication was the result of a collaboration between British Council India and Central Square Foundation.

Information about the delegation including the areas they are interested in for collaboration and partnership is available in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.

For information about previous partnerships events, please see below.

UK-India English Partnerships Forum 2013

The first UK-India English Partnerships Forum was hosted by the British Council India on 30 January 2013 in London, in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). Over 100 key external contacts from the UK English language teaching sector, drawn from the public as well the private sectors and cutting across all levels, including academic researchers from the HE sector, took part in the half-day event. 

Click here to find the details of the event and related reports.

After the event, separate one-on-one meetings were arranged between Indian speakers and potential UK partners. As a result of the event, the following partnerships have emerged.

UK-India English Partnerships Forum 2015

The British Council India hosted a second UK-India English Partnerships Forum in the UK on the 20 January 2015 that coincided with the Education World Forum and the BETT show.

Click here for more information.