Europe Week is a programme of educational and cultural activities offered each March in collaboration with the University's European partners. It is partly funded by the University and partly by the Erasmus+ Programme. The initial driver of Europe Week was a desire to rationalise mobility requests from partners, rather than responding on an ad hoc basis, and it has now become a well-established event within the University calendar.
A key aim of Europe Week is to encourage both students and members of staff to take up mobility opportunities. During the event, visiting lecturers from partner universities and schools teach our students through our existing programme modules. This works well and is popular with members of staff, some of whom regularly save slots for this activity.
Annually there are over 100 hours of timetabled teaching in Europe Week, helping us to internationalise the classroom and expose students to different pedagogic styles and international perspectives. Europe Week also includes a Research Forum enabling visiting lecturers to present their research. This has led to a number of valuable collaborative activities with our European partners. A Study Abroad Fair also promotes student mobility opportunities in Europe.
The University will host its 15th Europe Week next year in the week commencing 4th of March. We cordially invite members of faculty at Erasmus+ partner institutions to take part in Europe Week as a lecturer, a researcher or as both.
Participants will be asked to offer 5-8 hours teaching , in the form of lectures, seminars or tutorials on subjects of their choice, but with a European, intercultural or their home country perspective. Teaching will take place between 09.00 Monday 4th of March and 17.00 Friday 8th of March.
In addition, there will be a Research Forum on Wednesday 6th March in the afternoon with the opportunity for participants to present papers on their research and to meet faculty at Hertfordshire to discuss the possibility for joint projects and research.
The lecture topics last year included all areas of business and management, finance and economics in Hertfordshire Business School, as well as topics in the School of Humanities (including languages, culture and law), the School of Engineering and Technology, the School of Life and Medical Sciences and the School of Creative Arts.
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