Higher education student and staff mobility projec..
Higher education student and staff mobility project
Date du début: 1 juin 2014,
Date de fin: 30 sept. 2015
The project concerns the Learning Mobility of Individuals.
Frederick University was awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the whole period of the Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020) and since 2008, when first started participating in the Erasmus Programme, managed to increase the number of mobilities and bring long lasting benefits to its participants and to the Institution.
The general policy of Frederick University (FU) for the academic year 2014/2015 was to encourage more students, academic and administrative staff to benefit from the Erasmus+ Mobility Programme.
Therefore, we established new inter-institutional agreements and we came closer to potential partners; we developed a network of contacts for the promotion and expansion of the mobility programs. We implemented a marketing plan to raise awareness of and increase participation in outward mobility among home staff and students. We organised information days both in Nicosia and Limassol campuses, we gave promotional material and information packages to both outgoing and incoming students and staff. The Erasmus+ Coordinator, KA1 was always available to students and staff for further direction and support.
Frederick University managed to improve the level of key competences and skills, by strengthening the cooperation with the labour market.
Through enhanced policy cooperation between Frederick University and training providers, the University also took steps towards its internationalization policy.
Furthermore, by using all the University's recognition tools and disseminating the good practices, Frederick University managed to promote the emergence and raise awareness of a European lifelong learning spirit among the student society.
Through the Online Linguistic Support, Frederick University managed to promote the EU's broad linguistic diversity and intercultural awareness and to improve the teaching and learning level of language.
Number and type/profile of participants:
Frederick University has been approved to have 49 activities for the academic year 2014/2015, under the Learning Mobility of Individuals project of the Erasmus+, but managed to send 64 students, graduates and staff members abroad. Priority was given to the students and graduates, who enthusiastically wanted to participate in the Erasmus+ program for the first time, in order to learn new cultures, to improve their English language level, to gain working experience and/or to study abroad for a semester or an academic year. In some cases, students who previously participated in the program, applied again but priority was given to the new applicants.
Frederick University, increased also the number of its outgoing faculty members for the academic year 2014/2015.
Priority was given to the full time faculty members, who applied for a teaching assignment, to the University's new Partner Institutions.
Two staff members participated in the Erasmus+ Program for the academic year 2014/2015, for training.
The Erasmus+ Coordinator visited a new Partner Institution in order to reinforce the new inter-institutional agreement that was signed during the academic year 2014/2015 and visit the premises of the University for future reference to the students. The second staff member had a training for a new program, which will be used by the teachers and students, during their classes.
The current role of all the participants, after coming back from their mobility, is to support other students or colleagues.
The success stories were also disseminated to benefit the University overall.
Description of undertaken activities:
Students, who benefited from the Erasmus+ Program had the chance to study abroad for one semester or one academic year and/or to gain working experience abroad, mainly during the summer months.
The graduates had the chance to work abroad within 12 months from their graduation date.
The staff members benefited also from the Program, having a teaching assignment or a training period abroad.
Results and impact attained:
Frederick University managed to:
- increase the number of mobilities;
- enhance its international dimension;
- foster quality improvements and innovation excellence;
- gave the chance to the graduates to gain their first working experience abroad;
- offer free language courses to its students and graduates through the Online Linguistic Support
- increase the Partner list, ( with Higher Education Institutions and offices/companies)
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