What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is a European Union funded programme offering support, opportunities and funding for students and staff wanting to work or study abroad.
Why work or study abroad?
Apart from the great experience of travelling abroad, meeting new people and making new contacts, students who work or study abroad are 9% more likely to get a first class or 2:1 honours degree, and are 24% less likely to be unemployed than those who don’t. Staffordshire University has great global connections, such as Airbus in Germany, who employ a large portion of their staff from Staffordshire University Alumni who previously visited through Erasmus+ placements. Other great reasons include:
- Experiencing different cultures
- Boosting skills and employability
- Being globally connected
- Improving future prospects
As a current Staffordshire University student or a recent graduate, you can claim up to 12 months of Erasmus+ funding per course (or study cycle) with a minimum of 2 months to work and 3 months to study.
What’s in it for staff?
As a member of academic and support staff, you can also participate in and benefit from Erasmus+. The reasons for doing so include those stated in the section above, and you can also use the opportunity for your professional development through a visit to a partner institution to observe best practice and exchange ideas. Students can benefit in turn from the links that you forge through such visits.
Find out more
For more information about opportunities available under Erasmus+ and how to get started, please contact Staffordshire University’s Erasmus Coordinator, Wendy Pollard, on 01785 353404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also take a look at the Erasmus Programme website to see what placements and other opportunities are currently available.