Bringing You and Europe Together

A special event for staff and students will be held on Friday 13 November which aims to provide all the information you need to know about working, studying and funding opportunities available in Europe.

The event, entitled ‘You and Europe’ will take place in the Sir Charles Wilson Building from 1-6pm and will feature seminars for both staff and students on topics such as student mobility, opportunities for work on the continent, and how to access European research funding.

The European Union has opened up a number of exciting opportunities for those looking to study or work abroad, forge partnerships with other researchers or access millions of pounds-worth of funding for projects.

The event has been organised by Professor Graham Caie, Clerk of Senate, Vice-Principal, and Regional Champion for Europe, and Mairi Darroch, Internationalisation Project Manager.

Prof Caie said: “The purpose of this event is to raise the profile of European activities across campus by providing informative case studies and advice for staff and students on a range of topics but with a special focus on student mobility.

“There are many exciting opportunities open to staff and students at Glasgow in Europe and we really want to encourage people to take advantage of them.

“As all of our students who have spent time studying in Europe will confirm, the experience is a very valuable one, not only from an educational point of view, but personally too.

“Staff too have the opportunity to take advantage of work opportunities and access millions of pounds in funding, with Research & Enterprise providing support on the application process.”

The event will culminate in a cheese & wine reception where staff and students can mingle and discuss the afternoon’s proceedings.

For further information about ‘You & Europe’ contact Nicola Casey on n.casey@admin.gla.ac.uk or Mairi Darroch on m.darroch@admin.gla.ac.uk or ext. 4918.

Also taking place in November is a briefing for student exchange coordinators on Monday 2 November and the Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday 10 November, which will be held in the Hunter Halls from 12-4pm and will enable visitors to speak to current and former exchange students as well as international office staff about overseas study. For more information email abroad@admin.gla.ac.uk


For more information contact Stuart Forsyth in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 4831 or email s.forsyth@admin.gla.ac.uk

First published: 2 November 2009

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