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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.