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

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 01.04.2016 | 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.

Five Good Reasons to Study Abroad

Clara Maciver | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Clara Maciver

One of the major perks of my year abroad programme (and many others) is that it doesn't actually count towards my final grade at University which means it's basically like fresher's (except the food is better and you can go skiing when you want. ) Use your spare time wisely and take some time to tour...

Jumping on the Brand Wagon...

David Erasmus | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Erasmus

I used to see Brand as a sensational and gratuitous comedian, and maybe he was. Now I observe a highly intelligent communicator who knows how to engage the general population with ideas previously limited to the walls of university libraries and laboratories.

Malta, Get There Before Everyone Else Does

Roisin Curran | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Roisin Curran

Whether you come for the culture, the shopping, the parties or even just the weather, you won't return home unsatisfied.The surprising aspects of Maltese life will have you in their hooks from the word go, just give the unique Island a chance - before everyone else discovers what its capable of.

How the European Parliament Will Ensure That the EU's New Long-Term Budget Adds Up

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The gap between what member states are asking the EU to do and what they are willing to pay for is unsustainable. Either they dial down their demands or provide the institutions with realistic means.

Spain Vs England - An Erasmus Experience

Giulia Zecchini | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Giulia Zecchini

The first time I moved from home was a more delicate transition, going from Milan where I studied at a British school to the UK, it felt right and I knew what to expect. However, moving to Madrid was a whole different story.

Scotland and Europe - Where Do Students Stand?

Greg Bianchi | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Bianchi

Could the now infamous quote by Alex Salmond that 'rocks will melt with the sun' before he introduces tuition fees for Scottish students lead to an embarrassing U-Turn in the event of independence?

Real Madrid

Giulia Zecchini | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Giulia Zecchini

I moved to Spain just over 3 months ago and I am frequently asked what it is like for an Italian girl, studying in the UK, to move to Spain. Of course, Spain being extremely diverse from one end to the other can lead to one's experiences to vary, depending on the locality.

What the Erasmus Programme Teaches Us About Europe

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
European Parliament Web Team

It's no wonder then that the European Parliament has been so keen to defend the Erasmus programme. It significantly boosts career prospects and improves engagement in the European project.

Malignment of International Students at Westminster Must End

Gary Spedding | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Gary Spedding

We simply must challenge and put an end to the deliberate malignment of International students at Westminster, they are not the fall guys for Cameron's promised reduction in immigration. Its time our MPs stood up for our students!

Living and Studying in France

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Vesela Gladicheva

"What really helped me was to not have contact with English people. When I arrived there, I made a conscious decision to find my own friends and just ...

Why Do UK Students Not Seize the Opportunity to Study Abroad?

Martin Davidson | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Martin Davidson

For 25 years, UK university students have had access to a scheme that offers life-changing opportunities. It can boost their employability, increase their knowledge, skills, and personal experience, and save them money - particularly welcome as tuition fees rise up to £9,000 a year. Yet despite all of this, relatively few sign up.

We Must Forget Our Current Politicians, and Look to the Next Generation for Hope

Henneke Sharif | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Politics
Henneke Sharif

In a week of political misery, I've seen a chink of light, and it was in Ghent.