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Presentation on theme: "CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TRUST AND ENGAGEMENT FOR THE UK WORLDWIDE."— Presentation transcript:


2 Programmes Erasmus Comenius Assistants Language Assistants IAESTE

3 Erasmus Erasmus enables higher education students, teachers and institutions in 31 European countries to benefit from study or work opportunities in another country.

4 What is Erasmus? Largest organised mobility programme in the world Forms part of the EUs Lifelong Learning Programme. Administered in the UK by the British Council since ,100 HE institutions in 31 countries participate Introduced in 1987 to encourage student mobility for work and study Two million students have taken part

5 What can you do? Students can go on a study period for 3-12 months Students can do a work placement for 3-12 months Students can combine a study period with a work placement Staff (teaching and administrative) can go for teaching/training/job shadowing

6 Who can take part? Students and staff from HE and HE/FE institutions Students must be doing a higher education degree or a short term higher vocational education course Students from all subject areas are eligible Part-time students are also eligible to participate Participants must be a national of a participating country (EU, EEA, Turkey) or recognised by your country of residence as a refugee, stateless person or permanent resident

7 Where can you go? Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Latvia Lithuania Netherlands Norway Malta Poland Portugal Romania Spain Sweden Slovakia Slovenia Turkey

8 Why go? Erasmus is not a gap year Experience another university life and gain cultural understanding Learn a range of life-skills and return more motivated, independent and confident and stand out in the job market Staff learn new ideas, exchange best practice - benefit personally and institutionally Build a great network of friends and colleagues from around the world Grants and funding available for all eligible participants

9 Website Apply through your institutional Erasmus Co-ordinator Erasmus Helpdesk:

10 Comenius Assistants Intending and trainee teachers in schools across Europe. They enhance British cultural awareness across the curriculum, and offer classes in their native language.

11 What can you do? Act as a UK ambassador and assist with the teaching of English Teach your specialist subject Bring a European dimension to the school Help develop links with other European countries Working hours hours a week Placement duration weeks Paid a monthly grant and return travel expenses Beginners language grant available (or EILC courses)

12 Who can take part? Intending and trainee teachers from across Europe UK applicants are native level speakers of English and a UK national or a national of one of the other participating countries, but ordinarily resident in the UK Academic requirements are one of the following: You have a PGCE teaching qualification, but have not yet worked as a qualified teacher You are studying a degree which could give you access to study for a PGCE teaching qualification in future All applicants must have a minimum of two years of study at higher education level providing access to a career as a teacher in any subject

13 Where can you go? All over Europe! The twenty-seven countries of the European Union (EU) The three countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) Belgium…Finland…Spain…Romania…Latvia…Germany…Iceland… Italy…France…Austria…Slovenia…Cyprus…Turkey…Greece...Norway…

14 Application procedure 29 January Application deadline (annual deadline) February-March – Acknowledgement and assessment of all applications March-April – Applicants informed of outcome of assessment, and matching begins May - Matching meeting for all National Agencies June – Applicants informed about outcome of matching and sent details of matched school July – Pre-departure briefing for UK assistants August – Placements can start from 1 August and must end by 31 July at the latest

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16 English Language Assistants Opportunities for UK undergraduates and graduates to improve their foreign language skills in a real-life context, and to contribute to the teaching of English in schools abroad.

17 What can you do? Teach English, mainly at secondary school level Receive a salary for you employment by the foreign school/authorities in the country Work for set contract period (eg 7 or 9 months) Get involved in broader life of school Improve your language skills and enhance your CV Gain life experience, travel and make new friends!

18 Who can take part? native-standard speaker of English minimum of Higher/A(S) Level in appropriate language (except China) successfully completed 2 years at university before posts start completed secondary schooling in UK hold a UK or other EU country passport meet the requirements of the host country talk to us for special cases

19 Where can you go? French-speaking countries German-speaking countries Spanish-speaking countries Italy, China Chile? France? Spain? China? Italy? Germany? Switzerland? Mexico? Belgium?

20 Application procedure December – 1 December 2009 online application deadline (preferences and contact details) January – 31 January 2010 full application form to British Council Scotland February/March – receipt of application acknowledged to tutors. Some interviews taking place April onwards - matching meetings by country; we start to inform on region you will work in Late May – specific details on postings coming through August –Detailed info packs sent to all assistants. First departures and induction courses abroad NB – POSTINGS STILL COMING THROUGH September/October- 1 Sep/1 Oct = start date for most assistants

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22 IAESTE UK The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience

23 Aims To provide undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Applied Arts with course related overseas training To provide employers with highly skilled, highly motivated trainees from around the world To be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host communities

24 Questions you might have Am I eligible? Where can IAESTE take me? Will I need a foreign language? What will I be paid? Where will I stay? Will I need a visa or work permit? What does it cost?

25 Type of work 2 to 3 months during the summer vacation Industry - On site Civil Engineering Iran Industry - Mechanical Engineering in Portugal Industry - Learning on the job in Ghana Academic Institutions - An Experimental Rig in Canada Research Institutes/ Laboratories -Pea plants in Germany

26 I honestly enjoyed every minute of my IAESTE experience and benefited socially, culturally and academically. I recommend IAESTE to any student with a sense of adventure who wants to grow as an open-minded individual Lucy White, Durham University on her placement in Israel Social Programme The Great British Summer Mountaineering in Tajikistan

27 Application Procedure Complete initial application form (before 10th Dec) Receive list of available offers (by 1st Feb) Full application (by mid-Feb – 2 weeks!) Successful application (mid-March) Successful nomination (May)

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