On 16 October 2020 the Erasmus & Study Abroad organised an institutional celebration of our longstanding participation in the Erasmus programme – part of the wider European Union #ErasmusDays celebrations (taking place between 15-17 October).
Students, staff and alumni provided testimony, images, videos and stories about their Erasmus experiences – both incoming and outgoing – highlighting what Erasmus means to them, how Erasmus has benefitted them and sharing information about their experiences.
The day included:
Live Q&A about the Erasmus programme
Loads of social media – quizzes, sharing images and stories etc
Our first Erasmus & Study Abroad podcast (with contributions from staff and students).
Video from our Pro Vice-Chancellor International talking about the importance of Erasmus and mobility schemes, in general.
Thanks to all who contributed to making the day an enjoyable success and reaffirming that mobility programmes such as Erasmus play an important part in student’s academic and personal development and growth.
“Divided in Diversity” – The European Union in Crisis?
November 30 – December 23, 2020
The program provides an overview of the historical, cultural and political framework of European integration, and addresses the current challenges Europe and the EU face today: Brexit, immigration, political fragmentation and radicalization, the EU’s democratic deficit and foreign policy challenges. Furthermore, class sessions will introduce participants to the history and trajectory of human rights in Europe, questions of collective (national) identity and how it is shaped by current developments.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 October
Erasmus & Study Abroad Office will cover the program fee (€175) for up to 5 successful UoR applicants for the University of Tübingen online fall school (Taught in cooperation with Oregon State University (OSU)).
Before applying you should discuss this with your Study Abroad Coordinator – any recompense of programme fees is dependent on their approval to participate.
In general students are expected to pay for the programme to the University of Tübingen direct, with a refund being processed upon provision of a receipt of payment to the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office (students in financial hardship should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information)
Recompense of the program fees will be distributed on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis i.e. the first 5 students notifying the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office of successful application will be recompensed, providing they have their Study Abroad Coordinator approval to participate.
Attendance on the online fall school must not be to the detriment of your University of Reading studies – University of Reading academic commitments must take priority.
Are you an ex-Reading student who participated on the Erasmus programme? Or are you a current Erasmus student, either studying abroad with or at the University of Reading? If so, we need you….
We plan to celebrate the University’s longstanding participation in the Erasmus programme on Friday 16 October 2020 as part of the wider-European #ErasmusDays2020 celebrations. Given the current global pandemic we need to do this virtually rather than physically, but this provides us with the opportunity to bring more people together online to celebrate and share their thoughts.
We looking for either:
Short video testimonials (no more than 20-30 seconds – from your camera or laptop)
Short written testimonial with photos (we love photos!)
on one or more of the following themes:
What Erasmus means to you?
What is your Erasmus experience like?
How has Erasmus benefitted you?
Why do you think other students (or staff) should participate on Erasmus?
Whatever you provide will be used on our social media accounts and our website (https://studyabroad.reading.ac.uk/ ) to promote Erasmus programme and study abroad at the University of Reading (hence we will need your explicit permission to use the material you provide).
If interested in helping us please can you email email@example.com for further information. We need to hear from you by 12noon Tuesday 13 October.
We are proud of our long-standing participation in the programme (30+ years), the partnerships and connections we have made (and helped make), and the experiences we have helped provide to students and staff – both incoming and outgoing.
But it is your stories that we want to see and hear, as you have helped make the Erasmus programme what is it.