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Society is looking to become more sustainable, and so is the UK National Agency. In 2019, we’re making a conscious effort to minimise our impact on the planet whilst maximising the #ErasmusPlusEffect. Therefore we plan to make our events more sustainable. An eco-friendly event involves many factors, from materials to venues, and exploring how we can either reduce, reuse or recycle. Here are five ...
Dr Sophie Ball
Should higher education staff mobility be encouraged and, if so, how should it be recognised? Middlesex University took part in an Erasmus+ project which aimed to help institutions struggling to answer these questions. Dr Sophie Ball tells us more... The impact of international staff mobility on both individuals and institutions is self-evident to those working in this area but lacks wider...
This year, we are revamping Learning Networks to have a brand new look. The three events will each focus on a different theme. Our first workshop focuses on widening participation, as well as exploring the National Agency’s Inclusion and Diversity strategy and how organisations can make their projects inclusive. Over the year, we will also hold events on employability, as well as project...
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Air pollution is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, but it is preventable. As we celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June, we look at three things Erasmus+ participants can do to travel and live abroad the green way and help #BeatAirPollution, which is the theme for this year. Air pollution causes an estimated seven million premature deaths every year. It also harms our...
Ask any teacher about the first step in their teaching journey and they will likely mention work experience. While it is part of educational requirements, work experience provides trainee teachers with numerous benefits. These include understanding more about classroom management, behavioural strategies and lesson planning. All these aspects help them in supporting their pupils’ learning whilst ...
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Naquita Lewis, the UK National Agency Erasmus+ Higher Education lead, looks at why high-quality student traineeships are important and highlights some useful resources to help manage them successfully. Erasmus+ traineeships can be a life-changing experience, giving higher education students the opportunity to develop practical and professional skills that will enhance their employability. In...

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