Erasmus Staff Mobility

Staff Mobility with Erasmus

The ERASMUS + programme gives university staff the opportunity to spend a short period of time teaching or working in one of our partner Universities.

Swansea University has been allocated funding for up to 16 members of staff to travel to partner institutions.

Applications from staff for the following types of activity

Teaching Staff mobility

-          Duration from 2 days to 2 months

-          Minimum of 8 hours teaching to be delivered per week (or part of week)

-          up to 10 members of staff can be funded

-          Maximum levels of Travel and Subsistence grants are calculated based on flat rates

-          Actual costs can be reimbursed up to these maximums, but are paid on the basis of receipted expenditure

Staff Training Mobility

  • Open to all staff, Erasmus + training mobility periods support the professional development of staff at Higher Education Institutions
  • Can take place at another Higher Education Institution or any other appropriate organisation
  • Training events may be in the format of job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops and courses, etc.
  • Duration from 2 days to 2 months
  • Up to 6 members of staff can be funded
  • Maximum levels of Travel and Subsistence grants are calculated based on flat rates
  • Actual costs can be reimbursed up to these maximums, but are paid on the basis of receipted expenditure

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus staff mobility funding for activity to be carried out during the 2014/15 academic year, please complete the attached short application form and return it to me by 30thSeptember 2014. All applications will need to be endorsed by line managers before they are submitted.

In the event that we receive more applications than can be funded, in line with Erasmus National Agency guidelines, priority will be given to staff that have not accessed Erasmus funding in the past. Additionally, colleges and administrative departments may be asked to prioritise applications from their staff.

Erasmus staff mobility application form - English

Erasmus staff mobility application form - Welsh

Bella Manshian, College of Medicine

Bella Manshian, College of Medicine

“I had a wonderful experience on my Erasmus exchange to Ghent University in Belgium. It was very exciting for me because I got trained to use the Single Particle Tracking (SPT) microscopy instrument. SPT is a renowned microscopy technique, currently not available at Swansea University, which allows the study of the kinetics of nanoparticle entry, transport and exit from cells.

“Upon arrival at Ghent University, work was initiated on preparing the cells for treatment with the nanoparticles. This required approximately three to four days during which time I received training and held meetings with my collaborators, discussing possible future visits to Swansea. We also made plans to use the data generated to publish a joint paper and to apply for funding on a joint program. During this period, there was also be the opportunity for me to present to the group in Ghent some data on my research work, paving the way for further collaborations with different team members.

"I had a wonderful experience learning new techniques and meeting other scientists from a variety of disciplines and it has led to several publications and further work plans. I would encourage every staff member to have a similar experience at least once in their career.”

Neil Gaskin, International Student Advisory Service

Neil Gaskin, International Student Advisory Service

"I attended an International Staff Week hosted by Freie Universitat Berlin in Germany. The focus of the staff week was to learn about exchange programmes and how they can act as core elements for Internationalisation in Higher Education. Typical activities during the week included a series of presentations and discussions led by members of staff from Freie Universitat Berlin. In addition, members of staff attending the conference were encouraged to present on the international activity within their institution. 

It was reassuring to hear that so many student support activities that we provide at Swansea University are replicated by so many other universities across Europe. I got some good ideas for use of online tools and for how current students can help in orientating newly arrived students. 

I found the experience to be a wonderful opportunity to meet and share experiences with staff from right across Europe. Members of staff at Freie Universitat Berlin put a fantastic amount of work into organising a week long programme for over 50 people. I would definitely recommend this experience to others".