Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobilities 2019/2020

Susan Watts, Project Officer in the Centre for Learning and Teaching, has already spent three days job shadowing in the Centre for Academic Teaching at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Sue’s visit explored best practice and new ideas for educational innovation, academic development, and learning and teaching partnerships.

Carole Cox, Student Immigration Operations Manager, will attend the International Staff Training Week at Politecnico de Lisboa for five days in Lisbon in May 2020. Carole aims to focus on change management and operations management as part of this week, job shadowing the Office of International Relations and Academic Mobility, and engaging with colleagues from other institutions on Brexit.

Aste Dahl, Careers Adviser, will attend a bespoke programme for three days at the University of South Denmark in Odense, learning more about their Careers knowledge and practice, especially in regard to online tools, careers counselling and work with international students.

Michele Terrett de Coll, International Mobility Coordinator, will travel to the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in May 2020 for five days for a programme of workshops and job shadowing. One particular objective is to better understand how KTH have been so successful in their exchange with Latin American countries through the Magelhaes programme.

Two employees have places on International Staff Training Weeks at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia – Jessica Scott (Head of Student Immigration) at the end of March and Jannika Pott (Marketing Officer) in May 2020. The visits will involve job shadowing, workshops, knowledge exchange and peer-learning.

Beth Jones, Marketing Officer in the Faculty of Engineering & Design, will visit Trinity College Dublin for five days. The objective of her visit is to share ideas and best practice for recruiting students internationally and recruiting students from a widening participation background – investigating how another institution is embedding widening participation messaging into their marketing and communication activities.

Ana Bertolossi, TDF Project Leader in the Skills Centre, will continue a collaboration between the University of Bath and the University of Padova, heading to Italy at the end of March for four days. She plans to gain an overview of the existing offer for language learners at the Centro Linguistico di Ateno, with a particular focus on distance learning platforms, intensive courses, language tandems, virtual cultural exchanges and use of social media for language learning.

Dr. Sandra Daroczi, Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS), will be attending the Linnaeus University International Staff Training Week in Sweden next May, where members of academic staff and professional services come together to discuss effective internationalisation strategies.

Camilla Harris, Finance Assistant in the Finance and Procurement Department, will be visiting Stockholm University next year to better understand how the higher education sector differs for staff and students in Sweden compared to here in the UK.

Erasmus+ Staff Teaching Mobilities 2019/2020

Dr. Chris Ashwin, Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, will spend five days at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Through his teaching activities to UG as well as PG students, he will disseminate his research, learn about teaching practices at another institution and strengthen the relationship between his lab at Bath and the lab in Milan.

Dr. Thomas Kjeldsen, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, will spend five days in May 2020 at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IPM). The primary purpose of the visit is to deliver workshops on the use of statistical models in engineering hydrology to MSc students on Civil Engineering at UPM.

Daniela De Angeli, Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science, will spend a fortnight at the Cyprus University of Technology in February 2020. Daniela plans to share her research through a seminar and by setting up two projects.