CARPE Conference in Hamburg

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Picture: Marjo Joshi, Mika Suuturi and Erik Hasenack get the Teacher Hub started

Alicia Prowse and Rachel Forsyth participated in the CARPE network conference in Hamburg last week. This network brings together six European universities which have agreed to collaborate in research and teaching, and Manchester Met has been a partner since 2012.

Since 2013, CELT has been involved in the development of the ‘Teacher Hub’ in the network, which aims to support academic staff who want to work with their counterparts in other institutions to develop shared teaching, joint awards, shared resources and exchanges of staff and students. The Teacher Hub held a joint simultaneous summer school for staff in June 2016 and has facilitated some small-scale projects such as the INternationalising STudent Education in Physiotherapy (INSTEP) initiative. At the conference, we ran workshops on internationalisation and staff development.

We have come back with a list of subject areas where our partners are looking for collaborations and a plan to run a short online course across the network which will help colleagues to make connections and think about accessible ways to internationalise their existing courses or introduce opportunities for staff and student mobility. The subject areas where people have suggested collaboration are:

Faculty of Business and Law: Law, Languages (particularly German), Coaching (HR), International Business, Strategy, Sustainable Management, Social Innovation, Marketing, Sales and Consultancy.

Faculty of Education: Secondary education

Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science: English language, Narratives in Art

Faculty of Science and Engineering: Materials Science and Nanotechnology

We also had interest from colleagues interested in more general topics related to teaching or research: the use of narratives and story-telling in teaching and in arts practice, coaching, learning teams, cultural differences, online learning.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.



Picture: What else would you eat for a conference lunch in Hamburg? 






Applications for Erasmus+ Europe Staff Mobility are now open

Applications for Erasmus+ Europe Staff Mobility are now open.

The University has been awarded funding to provide travel grants of up to €275 and subsistence grants of up to €160 per day (depending on destination) for approximately 90 Manchester Met staff members to undertake a teaching or training exchange at one of our European partner universities. Manchester Met’s Erasmus partners are listed on the International website. All our European institutional agreements can support staff mobility, though your mobility will have to be confirmed by the host institution to take place. Teaching mobility places will be proportionally allocated based on staff numbers in each faculty. Up to 20 training mobility places will be allocated to non-academic staff.

Applications from staff members who have not previously benefitted from Erasmus funding for teaching or training mobility will be prioritised.

Applications should be submitted to James Rothwell ( by Friday 10th November 2017.

The International Office advises colleagues not to make any travel arrangements until a decision on the application has been taken to avoid disappointment. Please note that the International Office will not be in a position to fund any staff mobility if a nomination has not been approved in advance.

If you have any questions about Erasmus Staff Mobility please contact James Rothwell in the International Office – email: tel: 0161 247 6732.