The Most Trusted Provider of Immersive Education Trips

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.

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Thomas Camilleri

Thomas Camilleri

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.”

TRUE Philosophy

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.

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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.

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Considering cultural insights as the key to bilateral partnerships, ensures that all relationships are built upon mutual respect.

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Providing the capacity to support in the reciprocal understanding of languages and cultures enables us to remove obstacles and create totally unique experiences.

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Keeping all of these moving parts balanced, constant and working together is what creates strong and lasting partnerships, and unleashes new opportunities.

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UK Team

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: 112 Brunswick Business Park, Tower Road, Liverpool, L3 4BJ.

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UK Staff

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Richard Newlove

General Manager

Richard joined TEP in 2019, he has 12 years’ experience in the travel industry, holding roles in sales, business development and management. In his spare time he enjoys travelling the world, spending time with friends and family and when not doing either of the aforementioned you’ll probably find him on the golf course.

Chris Jones

Business Manager

Toni Camilleri

Toni Camilleri

Business Development Manager

Toni is a qualified primary school teacher who also covered in secondary schools while her own children were in school. Toni had various roles including field sales for a newspaper in both Wirral and Hereford and contributed to running her husband’s consultancy business. She joined the company in 2011 and helped build it to present day level doing varied roles within the business. Toni has been to China and loved the culture and people having visited Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Ningbo - and hopes to be able to go again. Toni loves gardening, walking the dog and pilates - but especially spending time with her growing family.

Sean Pollock

Marketing Manager

Sean joined True Education Partnerships in 2019. He has worked in Digital Marketing across several industries, gaining skills in web design, digital strategy, content, social media and SEO. Sean is confident Liverpool FC are the best football team on the planet, he has an Irish Blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Mila and loves listening to music or watching TV series.
Shaheer Durrani

Shaheer Durrani

New Projects Manager

Shaheer joined TEP in 2017 and has a background in Computer Science, Finance and Human Resources. He is currently our Office & New Projects Manager. As a migrant to the UK, Shaheer holds to the ideals of using globalization for good, having first hand experience in the various benefits often contrasting cultures can have for each other. When not working, Shaheer can often be found listening to audio books, on country lanes riding his trusty motorcycle, travelling through Central Asia, or challenging friends and family to a game of Tak.

Jessica Wilson

School Account Operator

Jess is a recent graduate who prior to joining True Education Partnerships had held several contracting positions in a variety of fields, as well as being self-employed. Jess joined TEP in 2018 as a UK School Account Operator and has previously lived and travelled throughout China while studying... she hopes to return and get the chance to explore further!

Zoey Lampkin

School Account Operator

Prior to joining TEP, Zoey worked in the finance industry. She visited China when she was younger where she got to experience a new culture and language and also gained experience working in the Chinese Education sector. Zoey is a newcomer to True Education Partnerships and is excited to be a part of this new dynamic company.

Jackie Corless

School Account Manager

Jackie has worked in the education sector for the last 19 years, working in all aspects of education including overseas student travel. She feels privileged to have worked with STEM Sister programmes having sent students to life-changing destinations like NASA in Houston Texas. She is delighted to be able to bring some of these skills to True Education Partnerships to ensure a dynamic inspirational experience for all.

Amanda Williams

School Account Manager

Amanda has a long and varied work history working for both public and private sector organisations. The bulk of her career has been spent working in the tourism-related areas of Business Travel, Tour Ops and Destination Marketing. Her hobbies include travel, walking and reading amongst many others.
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Hannah Starkey

Digital Marketing Assistant

Hannah is a Liverpool John Moores University marketing graduate who joined the digital marketing team in 2019 after graduating with first class honours. She has previous experience of working in the consumer goods industry. In her spare time, she enjoys seeing her friends and walking her Instagram-famous cockapoo Lexi.
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China Team

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: 48 Weihai Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, EE607, China (上海市黄浦区威海路48号E607)

China Staff

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Vicky Jiang

Vicky Jiang

Head of China

Wenping (Vicky) joined True Education Partnerships in 2017. She has worked in the UK-China international education industry for over 7 years, including HEI, primary and secondary schools international cooperation. Vicky has experience in consulting, marketing, PR, administrations, operations, business development, and management. Due to a mix of her family's cultural background, Vicky enjoys playing with languages, cooking different countries' food, travelling and spending time with family and friends in both Europe and Asia.

Tansy Wang

China Programs Manager

Lei Gao

School Account Manager

Lei has been resident in the UK for approx. ten years, initially here to studying in UoM, she then carried out various employment roles. Prior to coming to the UK she was a teacher of English. Within her relevant exposure of roles and life experiences in the UK she has acquired an excellent appreciation of the nuances between different cultures. Lei enjoys learning languages, travelling, watching films and spending time with family.

Luyi Huang

School Account Operator

Luyi joined TEP in February 2018, she has education industry experience both in the UK and China. She can speak both Chinese and English. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, travelling and jogging to stay fit.

Vik Pan

School Account Manager


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.

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