Traineeships at the Guild office in 2019
We are currently searching for two Junior Policy Officers to join our dynamic and multicultural team in Brussels for traineeships of 6 to 12 months. The traineeships are a unique opportunity for students interested in EU policymaking and the fields of research, innovation and education to gain insights into decision-making processes and to learn about the wider policy developments that are currently shaped in Brussels.
This is an exciting chance to experience the diverse landscape of political actors and advocacy networks in Brussels, and learn about the challenges and opportunities that universities face in a rapidly changing policy environment.
Our traineeships are designed for advanced undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of The Guild’s member universities. They are particularly suitable for students who can demonstrate an interest in EU policymaking, national/international politics or in the fields of research, innovation and education.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday, 26 March 2019 (end of business). We will contact shortlisted candidates soon after the deadline to arrange skype interviews.
For more information please click here.
Urgent Call to Action: students and Erasmus+ alumni, join the #SaveStudyAbroad campaign!
It is now clear that if in the event of a no-deal Brexit the UK government does not succeed in securing continued Erasmus+ membership, there will be no national alternative to enable students to go abroad. If we lose Erasmus+ there will be no study abroad scheme to replace it. We want the government to think again.
Research shows that students who go abroad get better degrees and better jobs Currently Erasmus+ programme is responsible for around half of all study and work abroad programmes for UK students. If we lose access to it, we want a UK scheme to take its place. Otherwise more than 17,000 students a year students will miss out on opportunities they would have had through Erasmus+. Cutting this funding will disproportionately harm students from less privileged backgrounds.
UUKi has launched the urgent #SupportStudyAbroad campaign to ask government to think again. Attached to this email is a Call to Action document which outlines some activities that you can take. The aim of the campaign is to show the impact studying and working abroad, the great experiences students have while away and the lifelong benefits provided by an international experience.
Jan starters welcome presentation
If you're a new inbound Study Abroad student who just started at Warwick this term, the slides from the presentation are at the bottom of https://warwick.ac.uk/study/studyabroad/newseventsandfurtherinformation/presentationsandinformation
I hope you have had a good first semester and are getting ready to a welcome break over the winter vacation. For those of you moving on to a 2nd placement please do remember all of your forms. If you are returning to a full year placement after the vacation let us know when you get back to your host by uploading your mid-term form. https://warwick.ac.uk/study/studyabroad/outbound/studyabroadforms/
At this stage of the year we restrict Erasmus+ grants to 9 months maximum. If at the end of the year we have enough grant money to pay to 10 months we will.