Student Mobility Strategy

The University has introduced a Student Mobility Strategy, which is intended to raise student awareness of study abroad opportunities, and to encourage staff to promote the benefits offered by these.

Policy and Guidelines

In September 2007, the Internationalisation Working Group agreed a Student Mobility Strategy to help the University achieve its strategic objective, as part of the Learning & Teaching Strategy, of increasing the number of ´Home' students (UG and PG) having an international study experience.

The objective for the Student Mobility Strategy is that it should help the University achieve its strategic objective of increasing the number of 'Home' students (UG and PG) having an international study experience. The target for 2010-11 is that 1,400 students per annum should have a 'study abroad' experience, an increase from c. 1,100 in 2006-07.

The Strategy document includes:

  • information on current study abroad opportunities;
  • advantages of study abroad for students;
  • advantages to the University of increasing the number of study abroad students;
  • ways of increasing the number of study abroad opportunities.

An action plan has been developed by the International & Postgraduate Service (IPS) to increase student mobility, which is principally concerned with the promotion and marketing of the Strategy.

EdPSC identified areas where further work is needed and will be taken forward by the Vice Principal (Learning, Teaching & Internationalisation), as follows:

a. details of the nature of academic issues that may be encountered and the development guidance on how these might be overcome;

b. providing worked examples of the financial implications for Faculties for the different mobility programmes;

c. awareness-raising with students.

URL: Full statement of the Strategy [PDF]


For the Attention of

All students and staff.


Approval and Amendments

Date effective: Immediate
Received by: EdPSC, 19 December 2007
Noted by: Senate, 7 February 2008