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.
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.
Top tips for keeping a reflective journal
Organise your thoughts and bring out new ideas - some tips for keeping an effective, 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.
How effective was my development activity?
This simple self assessment will help you determine if your development activity successfully met your learning objectives.
Planning your continuing professional development
Assess your CPD needs, identify relevant opportunities for development and record and evaluate your CPD activity effectively.
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
- 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:
- volunteer to speak at a Go Abroad for Staff promotional event
- provide a case study for the Edinburgh Global website
- write a blog post for our University of Edinburgh Abroad blog
- share your teaching experience on the Teaching Matters blog
- join our Go Abroad - Staff Facebook group
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: email@example.com