Global experience opportunities are available to our teaching and professional support staff through the Erasmus+ programme and short term mobility trips on Westminster Working Cultures (WWC) and the AlSadi Changing Lives Programme (CLP).
Through the Erasmus+ programme, a European Commission flagship programme funded with the support of the European Commission, funding is available to help teaching staff and professional support staff develop their skills in universities and colleges around Europe.
Staff exchange can be planned in a variety of ways from job shadowing and teaching to training activities. Global exchange contributes to both professional and personal development through sharing and assimilating new ideas and practices from a different education system, better cultural understanding, improved language skills and building ever stronger relationship with the institution visited.
A list of our student and teaching mobility partners can be found on our partnerships map.
“It was a real insight to see how other European universities deal with the challenges in academic administration. It was a pleasure to meet the staff at the University of Granada and I believe it has strengthened the partnership and now I can personally recommend and explain from first hand experience the programme to our students.
Programme Administrator, Westminster Business School, February 2013
In addition to European exchange, Westminster staff are actively involved in a range of teaching and research exchanges across our partner network through their work.
Professional support staff can choose to go to another Higher Education Institutions provided they hold an Erasmus+ Charter. Further information is available on the Erasmus+ Staff Training site.
Short term mobility trips
Westminster Working Cultures (WWC) and AlSadi Changing Lives Programme (CLP) are unique short-term mobility opportunities, between 6 and 12 days, that provide current undergraduate students with international experience in professional settings (WWC) or through volunteering (CLP).
Whilst the programmes are designed for students, we need staff to serve as trip leaders to build relationships with the students, coordinate the trip on the ground and to ensure students make the most of their time abroad with Westminster alumni, partners and supporters throughout the programme.
Global experience contributes to both professional and personal development.
These opportunities are open to professional services staff at the University. You can find out more on the short term mobility opportunities page (log in required).