The Britain-Australia

Society Education Trust


The Britain-Australia Society Education Trust (BASET) helps young people from Britain and Australia to develop through the power of learning and the opportunity to travel.

BASET Award winners return to their home countries to inspire their contemporaries, pass on their newly acquired skills to colleagues and deepen the ties between our two nations.

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BASET Pioneer Awards unlock the potential of secondary school students by facilitating an educational experience on the other side of the world.

'It was everything I could have asked for and more. I have gotten a sense of independence. I now feel much more confident about going to university next year, knowing that my BASET experience will guide me in being out on my own.'



Pioneer Award Winner

You can see James and other Pioneer Award Winners in our short film here.


BASET Endeavour Awards enable talented young adults to acquire and transfer skills that build on the shared heritage and cultural links between Britain and Australia.

'Without the support of the grant I received, I would have had to greatly reduce the scope of my visit and the professionals and practitioners I was able to meet.'



Endeavour Award Winner

You can see Alice-Andrea and other Endeavour Award Winners in our short film here.





The Britain-Australia Education Trust is a registered charity. It is run by a Board of Trustees with administrative support from the Britain-Australia Society. It is entirely dependent on donations to do its work.

If you are:

  • an organisation with a special interest in the power of education and travel

  • an individual who would like to donate

  • a training or academic institution interested in arranging programmes for Award winners including our matched funding opportunities

Or if you would like to Leave a Legacy to ensure the benefits of the connection you have enjoyed are passed on to the next generation...


Please contact our Chairman, John May or our Executive Director, Louise Mulley

or call the office on 020 7630 1075.

Alternatively you can make a single or a regular donation through the button below.



Sir Christopher Benson DL


Vice Presidents

The Rt Hon The Lord Hague of Richmond PC

The Rt Hon The Baroness Liddle of Coatdyke PC



Mr John May (Chairman)

Ms Pauline Lyle-Smith (Deputy Chair)

Mr Chris Bannister

Prof. Carl Bridge

Ms Sally Martin

Mr Greg Mulley

Mr Keith Newton

Mr Campbell Fleming


BASET is a registered charity (number 803505)

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