True Education Partnerships has been building strong, lasting partnerships between the UK and China since 2010 (formerly Access China UK). We provide a range of Government-backed, tailored discovery and engagement programmes, including headteacher delegations and student exchanges, that help to encourage learning and unleash new opportunities.
CEO, China Business Expert, Martial Artist, Surfer.
“I always had a passion and affinity for Asia. But it was a school trip to China in Year 9 that set my life on a new trajectory. Moving to China became a matter of when, not if, and I decided not to go to university in the UK, instead to teach and work with school and community groups nationwide. This led to the foundation of Access China UK Education (ACUK), and an increasing demand for delegation, exchange and partnership programmes. In 2019, we rebranded ACUK to True Education Partnerships, as part of the True Partnerships Group.
It was through the partnerships I developed with local district councils in China that the principles of TRUE were created. They underpin everything we do to this day. True Partnerships is committed to realising the opportunities of globalisation in a way that recognises the importance of cultural understanding and empathy, knowing that lasting connections, and true partnerships, are all about people.”
The TRUE principles are what make our programmes and services different. Our consistent commitment to these principles is the reason why over 96% of the partnerships we started when we first began are still going today.
Understanding how to build trust in different cultures, how to see when that trust may become damaged and how to repair it if it is lost.
Considering cultural insights as the key to bilateral partnerships, ensures that all relationships are built upon mutual respect.
Providing the capacity to support in the reciprocal understanding of languages and cultures enables us to remove obstacles and create totally unique experiences.
Keeping all of these moving parts balanced, constant and working together is what creates strong and lasting partnerships, and unleashes new opportunities.
Our UK Headquarters is based in the famous city of Liverpool, Merseyside. The city has deep-rooted links with China; the Liverpool-Shanghai Sister City partnership is the oldest and most established in the country, which we are proud to be a part of. We have a skilled and helpful team, all of who have been DBS checked to assure safeguarding with schools. Meet some of the members from our team below, click on a member to learn more about them.
UK HQ: 28 Brunswick Business Park, Tower Street, Liverpool, L3 4BJ.
Click on our UK staff teams’ pictures to learn more about them and get their contact email address.
Our office in China is based in Shanghai, which is based on China’s central coast, it is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. We opened this office in 2019 to better serve our Chinese partners.
China Office: EE607, 48 Weihai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China (上海市黄浦区威海路48号E607)
Click on our China team’s picture to learn more about them.
True Education Partnerships is the only official provider for the UK Government Ambassador Sister School Programme, representing both local and national interests. We currently have 80+ active international teaching partnerships with councils, schools and organisations in the UK and China, delivering trusted international exchange programmes.