Through the Erasmus programme the University receives funding to support staff in undertaking training opportunities, offering the chance to share good practice, acquire practical skills and discover new ways of working.
All staff across the collegiate University are eligible to apply for Erasmus+ funding. Staff can participate in a pre-arranged Staff training week or can organise their own activity with a relevant organisation or colleague. Upcoming staff training weeks include:
|Host Institution||Country||Start Date||Application Deadline|
|Academic Leadership||Romania||18 January 2021||02 January 2021|
|Skills for the Future||Romania||15 February 2021||06 February 2021|
|Best Practice Days: "Admissions and Student Services" - 3rd International Staff Training Week at HSKL||Germany||24 February 2021||15 November 2020|
|21st STP Valencia: Languages & IT Training for University Staff||Spain||24 May 2021||24 April 2021|
|Dissemination of effective English for Academic purposes pedagogies and instructional practices||Greece||16 September 2021||20 July 2021|
Further opportunities can be found through the staff training week search tool.
Training may be in the form of job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops or courses. A number of Universities offer specific staff training events, or staff can arrange their own training opportunity by approaching the institution of their choice. Please note, in general, conferences are not eligible for funding unless there is a training element.
The duration should be 2-7 days and must take place before the 31 May 2022 in another HEI or any other appropriate organisation in an eligible Erasmus country (see Appendix 1).
Priority is given to members of staff going abroad for the first time.
Grants for staff training are provided as a contribution towards subsistence and travel. These depend on the country visited, duration and distance travelled (see Appendix 1). Any additional costs for the trip must be paid by the staff member or department.
Supplementary allowances may also be available for staff with special needs.
All Erasmus funding is paid prior to the completion of the staff mobility period.
A host HEI for staff training does not need to have an inter-institutional agreement with the University of Oxford for a placement to take place.
It is the responsibility of the staff member to organise the proposed training period and to approach the proposed host institution/organisation, and a draft proposal must be agreed in advance of submitting an application. An example email to the host institution is attached as a guide (Appendix 2).
Staff members must have the approval of their line manager before making an application.
Specific grant documentation must be completed before the Erasmus funding is released.
"Interesting, enjoyable, great to meet others and network, increased my job satisfaction"
"I developed a better understanding on the common challenges facing universities across Europe and the confidence to speak out and share ideas in a multi-lingual setting"
"Visiting another university was very inspiring. It was a great opportunity to meet other students, spend time with colleagues, and discuss possible collaborative projects"
"A great opportunity to meet colleagues from around Europe, to learn about their work and to share best practice"
"A fantastic experience, I learnt a huge amount from both the material and colleagues from across the world"
''I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to undertake this visit and I would very much recommend the opportunity to others across the University''
''It was such a success that one of the people I shadowed is going to come back to Oxford in September to see what I do!''
''It was a great opportunity for both my personal and professional development, and one that I would highly recommend''
''Without the ERASMUS funding I would never have had the opportunity to obtain this tailor made training that was directly relevant to my role''
''In addition to all the hard work, I also had time to explore the beautiful city of Bonn and experience the culture''
''Informative, busy and fun and I felt very privileged to have been given this opportunity''
''The week was busy, enjoyable and constructive, packed with various presentations and meetings but with just the right sprinkling of cultural activities to learn about a wonderful culture and city''
''We also explored the possibility of collaborative ventures in the near future''
''I knew the opportunity to spend a week networking and learning about university administration across Europe, would be a great development opportunity''
''The week was a great experience, and I would recommend this opportunity to staff across the university''
How to apply
- Applications are now being accepted on a first come-first served basis until all funding has been allocated. Please see the related documents section to download the application form and note that training must take place before 31 May 2022.
- Applications will be considered at monthly meetings held by the AAD Learning and Development Panel.
- All applicants will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible after the Panel has convened.