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Erasmus Exchange

We work very closely with Cardiff University International Division to attempt to ensure that our provision mirrors the strategic aims of Cardiff.

Erasmus stands for “European Community Action Schemes for the mobility of University Students” Cardiff University (2006). The programme has been in existence for over ten years and offers students the chance to spend some time studying at a European partner Institution. For staff, Erasmus agreements represent an opportunity to spend some time at a European University in a teaching capacity.

The Occupational Therapy full time programme at Cardiff currently boasts bilateral agreements with three universities:

University College, Cork

This agreement allows for the exchange of up to four students from each institution for a period of three months. (Currently the outgoing students engage in a twelve week exchange which allows for a ten week evaluation placement in Cork and two weeks academic exposure to the host institution’s programme of problem based learning tutorials). Linked to the exchange is a reflective assignment which encourages the student to appraise their practice during that placement in the 10 week period.

This agreement also embraces a teaching exchange with Cork which facilitates one lecturer's academic movement between the Institutions. A minimum of eight hours teaching must be undertaken during the exchange. The teaching exchange is conceived as a means of enhancing the curriculum for the receiving institution, at the same time as facilitating another form of peer review for the visiting lecturer. Added value (for the host department) is fostered by the visiting teacher delivering a series of lectures focussed on their specific research interests.

Lund University, Sweden

This agreement allows for the exchange of up to two students from each institution for a period of three months. (Currently the outgoing students engage in a twelve week exchange which allows for a ten week evaluation placement in Lund and two weeks academic exposure to the host institution’s programme of problem based learning tutorials). Linked to the exchange is a reflective assignment which encourages the student to appraise their practice during that placement in the ten week period.

This agreement also embraces a teaching exchange with Lund which facilitates one lecturer's academic movement between the institutions. A minimum of eight hours teaching must be undertaken during the exchange. The teaching exchange is conceived as a means of enhancing the curriculum for the receiving institution. Added value (for the host department) is fostered by the visiting teacher delivering a series of lectures focussed on their specific research interests.

Linköpings University, Sweden

This agreement allows for the exchange of up to two students from each institution for a period of three months. (Currently the outgoing students engage in a twelve week exchange which allows for a ten week evaluation placement in Linköpings and two weeks academic exposure to the host institution’s programme of problem based learning tutorials.) Linked to the exchange is a reflective assignment which encourages the student to appraise their practice during that placement in the ten week period.

For further information contact:

Mr Gareth Morgan

Position:Lecturer - International & Erasmus Coordinator
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Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87799Extension: 87799
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