Staff mobility opportunities

As part of the ERASMUS+ programme, both academic and administrative staff can apply to travel abroad to an ERASMUS+ partner - a process called 'mobility' - for purposes of either teaching or training. This section provides more information, including selection criteria and contact details.

Staff mobility for teaching and training

As part of the ERASMUS+ programme, staff mobility can be undertaken by both academic and administrative staff for either teaching or training. Staff mobility grants are provided as contributions towards subsistence and travel.

Teaching mobility must be undertaken in a partner HEI, which holds an ERASMUS+ Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and with which Loughborough University has an inter-institutional agreement.  For a teaching mobility, the individual must deliver at least eight hours of teaching per week (or for any shorter periods of stay). If the mobility lasts longer than one week, the minimum number of teaching hours for an incomplete week should be proportionally reduced.

Training mobility may be undertaken in a partner HEI as described above, but it may also take place in an appropriate host organisation where there is no curent inter-institutional agreement.  Training activities include job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops/courses, etc, but does not include attending a conference.  

Eligibility

To be eligible, staff must hold a contract of employment with Loughborough University. 

All applications for staff mobility will be assessed against the selection criteria for staff teaching and training mobility.

These were agreed by Loughborough University’s International Mobility Team in October 2019.

Duration

The minimum duration for a staff mobility is two days (excluding travel time).  The maximum duration is two months.  At Loughborough University, staff typically undertake teaching or training visits of around five days with one day either side for travel.

Locations

Please note that ERASMUS+ Staff mobility is only applicable to partner institutions in Europe. You can view the names of Loughborough's partner institutions via the Exchanges Search Engine

However, in order to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information, it is recommended that you request a full list of ERASMUS+ partner institutions by emailing Exchanges@lboro.ac.uk

Application process

Staff are now invited to apply for teaching or training mobilities to be undertaken in the academic year 2019/20. Information about the application process has been forwarded to School/Departmental Exchange Co-ordinators for circulation, but the application forms are also available to download at the links below:

 

Completed application forms should be submitted to Lindsay Hendricks (email L.Hendricks@lboro.ac.uk) by THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2019.

Please note that any applications, which do not have the approval of the individual's School Senior Management Team, will not be considered.

Funding

Travel grants are paid in accordance with the distance travelled and are not included in the calculation of the minimum duration of the staff mobility.  The University has the discretion to award funding for up to 2 travel days, which is reviewed on an annual basis.  Please note that a travel day is one day’s subsistence for the individual travelling before and/or after participating in the teaching or training activities.  If the individual is participating in the teaching or training activities on the same day as travelling, he/she is not entitled to a travel day.

Further information about funding, payments and receipted expenditure will be provided to successful applicants.

EU survey report

When a member of staff returns from a teaching or training mobility period, he/she is required to submit an electronic report via the online EU Survey.  This is an automated email which is sent directly to the member of staff with an individual link to a feedback report and which must be completed within 30 calendar days of receipt.

Please note that a member of staff who has already undertaken a teaching or training mobility may be required to partially or fully reimburse the financial support received if he/she fails to complete and submit the online EU Survey.