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Dr Donna Carroll wins the Erasmus Prize Competition for essay and photography

Donna CarrollDr Donna Carroll, from the University of Warwick Library, has won both staff categories of this year’s Erasmus Prize Competition for her essay and photographic entries about her experience of the programme.

Erasmus is the European Union's flagship educational exchange programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions. It encourages student and staff mobility for work and study, and promotes trans-national co-operation projects among universities across Europe.

Participants in the programme were invited to tell their story through the media of word, photography or film. Donna’s photos were selected through the public online voting system, and her essay was selected by the judges from a shortlist of the best six received.

Donna, who is currently Academic Services Development Manager at the University of Warwick Library will be taking up a fixed-term post at the University of Leiden later this month, following an inspiring exchange visit to the Netherlands earlier this year.

You can read her winning essay at:

Donna’s images, together with all the other winning entries from the UK Lifelong Learning Programmes and Youth in Action Programme, will be available from 9 November on the joint LLP competition website at