Work abroad this year with Erasmus+
Would you like to experience working abroad this year? An exciting opportunity to spend time working in Europe is now open, for the 2016/17 academic year.
Erasmus+ offers placements for both academic and administrative staff in a range of partner institutions across Europe.
The programmes offer a great chance to spend time working abroad, gaining new experiences and expanding your horizons. Our ongoing partnerships with universities across Europe mean we are able to arrange placements in a wide variety of destinations.
Teaching mobility – academic staff
Taking part in the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility programme allows you to step out of your comfort zone and deliver teaching in one of our European partner universities. The experience of teaching abroad can offer a unique insight into the education practices of other countries, and new perspectives on your own methods. It’s a great way to see more of the world and gain memorable experiences.
Placements can range from two days to two months, and the European Commission offers funding for travel and other costs. Participating staff deliver at least eight hours’ teaching per week in their chosen department.
Professor Sue Vice, from our School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics said of her visit: "The trip was excellent in every respect - I'm attending a conference in London in a couple of weeks as a result, and found lots of interests in common with colleagues there during the teaching. Thanks for the support."
Staff training mobility – administrative staff
The programme also offers our administrative staff the opportunity to experience working in partner universities across Europe. Participating staff are able to gain valuable knowledge and share ideas with international colleagues. The programme is a brilliant way to challenge yourself, as well as allowing you to experience another culture from a unique perspective.
Placements can range from two days to two months, and the European Commission offers funding for travel and other costs. Participating staff complete at least eight hours’ work per week in their chosen department.
Helen Moore, from our Library Services, said of her experience of the programme: "The week provided a wonderful insight into the Finnish higher education system, university libraries, and Finnish culture. My colleagues at the placement made my visit to Finland a memorable one. They have been so welcoming, generous and kind-hearted and I have learned much from them."
The deadline for applications for both the Teaching Mobility and Staff Training Mobility programmes is Friday 4 November 2016.
If applications exceed the funding available, priority will be given to staff who:
- have not previously participated in the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility programme;
- would otherwise not have an opportunity for international travel;
- have a strategic agenda for undertaking the mobility;
- work in departments which operate successful and reciprocal Erasmus+ exchanges.
We thoroughly encourage all our staff to take advantage of this great opportunity.