Staff Mobility

Erasmus offers a great opportunity for academic and administrative staff to teach, train or job shadow, by way of sharing best practice in another European Institution. You can get to know first-hand the workings of another European Institution, learn new ideas and discover methods of working and best practice to take back to the UK.

We are looking for staff members who want to participate in a 2 to 5 day mobility at some point throughout the academic year. Its simple, easy to organise and exciting to do. So don't let the students be the only ones to benefit from this experience!

Why take part?

  • Discover best practice and new processes to bring back to your department
  • Learn about and share new ideas
  • Be inspired by new colleagues and different outlooks
  • Refresh your thinking, broaden your horizons
  • Discover new ways of working and discuss methodology with a european counterpart
  • Develop new skills 
  • Revitalise and reignite passion for your work
  • Meet with your students also on Erasmus
  • Get to know first-hand the workings of another European educational system
  • Develop your international network
  • Improve your CV
  • Return enthused and motivated
  • Explore new tools and technologies in your field
  • Realise peers in other countries face the same challenges, discover how they overcome them
  • Establish a good network of new international contacts
  • Enhance your language skills
  • Have an enjoyable experience abroad!

Staff Teaching mobility

  • Only academic members of staff are eligible to apply for a staff teaching mobility
  • Choose an institution to visit and correspond with the HEI / enterprise to confirm they are happy to host you for an Erasmus Staff teaching mobility.  The Erasmus team are happy to help and can contact the host if needed.
  • Complete a brief Staff Mobility Agreement Teaching and submit this to the Erasmus team before departure.  The partner HEIs must agree to the visiting lecturer's Teaching Programme in advance, as they are responsible for the quality of the mobility period.

  • You will be given priority if you are going abroad with Erasmus+ for the first time

Essential Details:

  • There is an obligation to deliver at least 8 hours of teaching (i.e. at least one day). 
  • Length of mobility (not including travel days):  Minimum 2 days / Maximum 5 days.
  • Travel days before and after included in grant award.
  • Travel expenses and subsistence costs are reimbursed up to the maximum allowance calculated by the European Commission.  Receipts must be produced.  Please contact us for more details.  
  • Supplementary allowances may also be available for staff with special needs

Requirements 

  • Staff teaching must take place at an HEI which holds an Erasmus university Charter.
  • Aberystwyth University and the hosting University must have in place a current Bi-lateral agreement.  A list of our Erasmus partners can be found here.  Please note that not all the partners have agreements which include staff mobility. Please contact us if you are unsure.
  • Grant documentation must be submitted before Erasmus funding is released

Staff Training mobility

  • Staff mobilities are available to any staff member who is a registered employee of Aberystwyth University

Practical Options.  You may wish to:

  • visit a university or other enterprise for the purpose of taking part in seminars, workshops, language training or conferences
  • job‑shadow, learn best practice, new techniques and discover innovative methods of working
  • meet with your counterpart at another instutution to discuss theory and exchange ideas in person
  • visit a university during their 'International Week' to explore their global outlook and network with a wide range of European counterparts 
  • receive training in your specific field and/or area of interest
  • network and share knowledge

Examples of Staff Mobility Opportunities:

Interested?

  • Begin by emailing erasmusout@aber.ac.uk to make a declaration of interest. Please supply us with: your name, department, where you wish to go and your prefered dates of travel.
  • Places are limited - mobilities are alloted on a first come, first served basis.  

Application Process:

  • Choose an institution to visit and correspond with the HEI / enterprise to confirm they are happy to host you for an Erasmus Staff mobility.  The Erasmus team are happy to help and can contact the host if needed.                                                
  • Complete a brief Staff Mobility Agreement Training and submit this to the Erasmus team before departure.  The partner HEIs must agree to the visiting lecturer's Teaching Programme in advance, as they are responsible for the quality of the mobility period.

  • You will be given priority if you are going abroad with Erasmus+ for the first time

Essential Details:

  • Length of mobility (not including travel days):  Minimum 2 days / Maximum 5 days.
  • Travel days before and after included in grant award.
  • Travel expenses and subsistence costs are reimbursed up to the maximum allowance calculated by the European Commission.  Receipts must be produced.  Please contact us for more details.  
  • Supplementary allowances may also be available for staff with special needs

Documentation

Please read the staff teaching mobility section of the Erasmus Operational handbook for more information:

Documentation to be completed:

Staff members who have completed their staff teaching or training mobility will need to complete the following documentation:

  • Expenses form for staff mobility
  • Participant Report for staff  -this must be completed by all staff as soon as possible upon completion of their mobility. You will be sent a link from the British Council to upload the report.  This report is very short.