Why go on a mobility?

If you are a student...

Participating in a student mobility opportunity will enhance your College learning experience, broaden your horizons, build your capacity to be mobile and improve your employability skills.

You will gain confidence and develop competencies that employer’s value throughout the process. You will get the chance to develop your soft skills (i.e. communication, team working, problem-solving) and some new practical skills that will help you to stand out in future job interviews.

For more information about the benefits of participating in an Erasmus mobility, please visit www.erasmusplus.org.uk/work-abroad

If you are College staff…

The International Team works with different departments to promote the development of staff skills and knowledge through mobilities. This will support College aims to achieve high-quality performance, based on the premise that effective professional development and talent management are fundamental in ensuring quality learning.

Outcomes achieved will include industry engagement, introducing innovative learning and teaching approaches, promoting new skills and practices particularly to address skills gaps. It will open up opportunities to develop a comprehensive CPD (continuing professional development) programme relevant to the training needs of College staff.

Process

Staff

You should contact your line manager to find out when the next round of applications is and what opportunities are currently available.
Academic and support staff are both welcome for the mobility programme. Please check the staff portal regularly for any announcements made by the International Team.

Students

Please check with your course tutor for any upcoming mobilities in your department. You will need to participate in a selection process and submit a CV. Attendance is also important once you are selected. Please contact the International Team if you are looking for mobility experience longer than 2 weeks.  

Practical arrangements

The ERASMUS+ programme provides funding for flights (including one item of hold luggage for mobility trips longer than one week), transfers, accommodation and individual support.

Students will be staying in either self-catering accommodation or bed and breakfast accommodation depending on the mobility location. Students should bring enough spending money to cover expenses in their free time, such as for food or visiting tourist attractions.

The College International Team sources flights, accommodation and transfers for the group and remaining funding from the grant will be given to staff/students as individual support.

Dundee and Angus College also provides travel insurance for all the students/staff who are on the College trip. However, it may not cover pre-existing medical conditions. It is also restrictive in terms of the level of cover for single items – i.e. tablets, jewellery, etc. The full insurance policy will be available on request. It will be the student/staff responsibility to ensure the insurance is appropriate and notify the College of existing medical conditions.

Contact

If you would like to participant in ERASMUS+ mobility or find out more about it, you can contact
Micholla Finnegan
Projects and International Recruitment Lead
m.finnegan@dundeeandangus.ac.uk