Staff Mobility Stories

Have a look at what previous staff mobiltiy participants have got up to during their teaching or training activities....

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LEAH HEWITT (MRI) - STAFF TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTO

In July 2018 Dyfan the Dragon and I packed our bags and headed off to take part in an International Staff week at the University of Porto.

Everybody was really welcoming and the city was lovely. It was a great opportunity to share experiences with staff from other universities and see how the international office works in other institutions. We also had a range of presentations and got to learn more about the potential for digitalisation with Erasmus+.

I would definitely recommend that other staff members interested in expanding their knowledge of their area of work to take up these opportunities.

JENNIFER CAVE (SoM) - TEACHING MOBILITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AALBORG

My Teaching Mobility Programme was at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. A benefit for my teaching was open discussions with Aalborg staff regarding our respective experiences and pedagogical approaches to experiential and co-creative learning for example: the Creative Learning Lab used in Tourism Development studies at Aalborg. I have now developed relationships with colleagues that will introduce new approaches and enhance Swansea’s teaching, when the Aalborg staff person joins us in the companion teaching exchange. 

Staff should apply for Erasmus mobility grants, to encounter best practice in teaching, entrepreneurship and for management expertise.

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Kayleigh at UPV

KAYLEIGH HUGHES - STAFF TRAINING AT UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

In April 2018 I took part in the International Staff Training Week for Support Services Staff at Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).

We were divided into small work groups to take part in job shadowing sessions, training activities and coaching workshops. These were all based around support service areas such as welcome services, facility management, post services, academic information, web resources, applied language and IT training.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and relished the opportunity of meeting so many wonderful people from other universities across the    UK and Europe. It was great to share our experiences. I would definitely encourage other support service staff at Swansea to visit UPV.

TRACY JONES (ISS) - TRAINING MOBILITY ATEÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY

I'm Tracy Jones and I work as a Service Assistant at Swansea University Library on Singleton Campus. I was lucky to spend a few days at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the Erasmus scheme. During my time there I spent time with the frontline staff, book restoration team and the transcription/disability team where we shared best practices and established contact with departments in the hope of working closer together and having a member of their team come to visit us in our library. If you have a chance to take part in the Erasmus scheme do it! It is an experience! I would like to thank Corinne for her help in arranging everything and for her encouragement! Diolch Corinne!" 

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