Erasmus+

Protecting Cultural Exchange Will Save Our European Friendships

Ciaran Devane | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

The repercussions of Brexit have been measured almost exclusively in economic and political terms. Very little has been said about the impact on the country's reputation, particularly among young people in Europe and further afield.

Article 50 And Travel Within Europe - What Do UK Students Think?

Dan Baker, StudentUniverse | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Baker, StudentUniverse

Withdrawal negotiations will be taking place into 2018 which will make things a lot more clear in terms of the exact implications of what will come when the UK ceases to be a member of the EU and is no longer subject to its treaties.

Culture Exchange: Year Abroad

Louise Lawless | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Prior to Erasmus year, preparations centred around the financing of it, grants, part time jobs, au pairing etc. It isn't long before the penny drops...

A Bitter-sweet Anniversary: Will Brexit End Access To ERASMUS For British Students?

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Many young people have expressed their frustrations about the outcome of the Brexit referendum. The European Union offers opportunities which are now at risk, they argue.

Why You Should Embrace The Travel Cliche And Start A Blog

Varsha Patel | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

In this day and age, we forget that not everything has to be online. You don't even have to make it known to everyone and share it on the Internet - I just did because I'm an attention-whore. It can be a link that you keep to yourself.

The Best Study Spots In Paris

Varsha Patel | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Erasmus is all fun and games until those pesky little exams come around, and you realise you actually have to revise a year's worth of stuff you didn'...

As Erasmus Celebrates 30th Anniversary, We Must Fight To Protect Student Exchange Post-Brexit

Tom Brake | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

As the UK embarks on the most complex series of discussions ever undertaken, the outcome of which will significantly define the future of our country, I will always keep in mind the contagious energy, passion and hope of all the local students I met last year and the millions of younger people across the UK. They are looking for a voice to defend their life chances. We will do our utmost to deliver.

Erasmus: The Show, Starring Me

Louise Lawless | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Erasmus will always be a leap of faith, immersing yourself in the unknown, hoping that it will lead to adventure, rewards, and unique experiences. It won't be for everyone. Putting yourself out of your comfort zone so starkly in foreign lands is no mean feat. But no matter what you'll learn that adventure is out there, the world is vast and ready to be travelled whenever you are.

Will My Year Abroad Necessarily Make Me More Employable?

Varsha Patel | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Ah, final year. The brutal reminder that university isn't quite the time of your life that you were once promised as a Fresher. Amongst my looming deadlines, pending seminar work and an endless reading list, my plans to get try and get myself on the career ladder is not going too well.

A Year Abroad: Expectations vs Realities

Varsha Patel | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Surprise surprise, you're not fluent in French yet. A year abroad is supposedly the best experience you'll ever have. You've heard rumours of fresh croissants for breakfast in Paris, envisaged yourself becoming a pro-surfer in Australia, and you can't wait to update your Facebook status to "moved to Italy".

Studying Abroad on a Budget

Annina Claesson | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Students are strapped for cash - it's a fact of life. Yet spending a year abroad, an endeavour with the potential of burning some serious holes in your wallet, is as popular as ever. How does this add up?

Get Registered and Decide Your Vote - Or Else Older People Will Do It for You

Charlotte Martin | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Martin

As a young British European, the European Union facilitated my own aspirations to study abroad and do more than my parents and sister could ever dream of for me. The value I have derived from spending 12 months in another country and knowing I was one of the first in my family to attempt doing so was an important part of my life, and it has been priceless for myself and other working-class students.

Young Death, Selfish Politics and Terror Strike the Heart of Europe

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK
Aldwyn Cooper

In the last half of March 2016, three separate but interrelated events have served to heighten concerns about the European venture: The deaths of young people studying in Spain, the self-serving behaviour of some British politicians, and the horror of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Arriving in Madrid: Big Brother, Business and Bank Holidays

Rosie Snowball | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

The Spanish are overwhelmingly friendly, living up to their positive stereotype. On my first day at work I was introduced to a thousand people, who all looked genuinely content at the prospect of working with a hindrance of a foreign intern.

Paris on a Budget

Rosie Snowball | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

Once the reality of living in Paris hit home, the cost of doing so brought such excitement to a brief halt. It turns out, your year abroad differs greatly from your holiday; euros are not Monopoly money and now you have to buy washing up liquid. Therefore, jumpers from your netball club, whose only appeal is their impressive Parisian logo are a no-go. Below are some tips for doing Paris on a budget, as your home or your holiday.

Erasmus Didn't Travel to Boost Employability and Job Prospects

Layli Foroudi | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Layli Foroudi

A boost to employability and job prospects is great news, but the more noble, founding notions that underpin the Erasmus scheme must not be forgotten.

Europe Needs Smarter Investment in Education and Research Infrastructure

Anka Mulder | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anka Mulder

The return on investment will be high for Europe if we get it right, including: a reinvigorated research and education infrastructure, attraction of the best students and faculty, a better skilled workforce, and enhanced competitive advantage vis a vis the rest of the world.

Druid Britain and the New Erasmus Stats

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

"Scrounging foreign students clog up OUR unis at YOUR expense" ... By contributing to Erasmus through its share of the EU budget Britain gets in return more money for its universities, grants for foreign travel for its students, as well as the priceless diplomatic and cultural gains to be had through such exchanges.

How to Get the Most Out of a Year Abroad

Natalie King | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie King

So you're going on a Year Abroad. You're probably crazy excited but really effing scared. You might still be slightly in denial that it's happening at all... whether you're studying or working, and wherever you spend the year, here are four failsafe ways to make the most of it.

Returning From a Year Abroad - The Survival Guide

Joanna Hill | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Hill

So you've just had the best year of your life. Literally the best. You've met some amazing people, had so many unique experiences and seen some incredible things... The trouble is, the whole world isn't that interested... Now you're back in your dull, non-life changing native country, it's time to learn how to fit back in.

An Open Letter to Poles in Britain: You Are Welcome Here

Giles Goodall | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

I want a positive, ambitious Britain, open to Europe and the world. I want us to value the contribution of everyone who makes their home here. There are valid concerns on both sides, but let's not blame each other. Let's discuss the issues and find solutions together. Please use your vote on 22 May. These elections are about your future!

Being in the EU Means More Opportunities for Young Brits

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Taylor

Those fundamentally opposed to the EU say we should turn our backs on the world and become more inwardly focused. But Liberal Democrats believe that the best way to increase opportunities for young people is by having a strong voice in Brussels and working together with our European neighbours. Ukip offer nothing to young people; leaving the EU would reduce job opportunities in the UK and take away their right to work, study or train freely in 27 other European countries, including through Erasmus+.

Being part of the EU is GOOD for the UK

Ben Acheson | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Cross-border telecommunications are cheaper and easier after the EU abolished national monopolies for fixed-line services. The price of phonecalls has plummeted. Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call within the EU has fallen by an average of 74%...

The Cultural Beeriod of My Life

George Fisher-Wilson | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Fisher-Wilson

Eramus - who is? what is this word ? why do we hear it so much at university? Well there's a top bloke from the Netherlands by the name of Desiderius Erasmus. Ok, I know your thinking, what does this have to do with studying abroad or university life?

Working Abroad: Don't Let Your Degree Get in the Way of Your Education

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

In my Graduation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of Durham University urged myself and my fellow gown-clothed peers 'Don't let your degree get in the way of your education' and he is right. Having a degree here isn't a requirement, but it gives me encouragement.