Reflect on and share your experience

Consider what you've learned from your Go Abroad experience and how you can use it, and share your knowledge with others.

94% of staff say their go abroad experience has increased their job satisfaction

Once you've completed your Go Abroad activity, we hope you'll reflect on your experience, share with others, and apply to do it all again next year!

Reflect on your experience

The University's Online Development Toolkit provides lots of tools, reading and ideas for your personal and professional development. The following activities may be helpful in reflecting on your Erasmus+ experience and considering your next one.

University's Online Development Toolkit

Top tips for keeping a reflective journal

 Organise your thoughts and bring out new ideas - some tips for keeping an effective, reflective journal.

Top tips for keeping a reflective journal

Reflect then perfect: a Learning and Development Exercise

Examine your experience in order to gain new understanding and appreciation which can lead to performance improvement.

Reflect then perfect: a Learning and Development Exercise

How effective was my development activity?

This simple self assessment will help you determine if your development activity successfully met your learning objectives.

How effective was my development activity?

Planning your continuing professional development

Assess your CPD needs, identify relevant opportunities for development and record and evaluate your CPD activity effectively.

Planning your continuing professional development

Share your experience

In your department

Under the Erasmus+ programme, all participating HEIs must recognise the work you complete whilst abroad.

Recognition could mean consideration of the work you completed in one of the following ways:

  • your CDR process
  • an application for promotion
  • a workload allocation model

Why not:

  • let colleagues and new staff know about the opportunity and your experience?
  • deliver a presentation to your team, to share your learning and the benefits of your visit?

Via the Study and Work Away Service

We host and attend events during the year and would value your help in raising awareness of Go Abroad - Staff opportunities. 

Here are some of the ways you could help us promote the programme:

If you would like to help with any of these, or have any other ideas or suggestions, please contact us in the Study and Work Away Service - email: