Delivering an Effective Student Experience - a UK Perspective

Hosting Higher Education Institution:
Keele University
Institution website:
United Kingdom
Wednesday, 9 March, 2016 to Monday, 16 May, 2016
Registration fee:
Euros 200
Maximum number of participants:
Deadline for applying:
Monday, 16 May, 2016
Accommodation provided
Contact person details:
Elissa Williams
Global Education Manager


Additional places available!

Keele University would like to invite colleagues from across Europe to engage in a 4 day Erasmus+ programme which will provide insight into the purpose, organisation and delivery of Support Services to Students  in UK Higher Education. The programme offers the opportunity for learning about a range of related issues and services at Keele University but visits to regional univerity partners will also be included. There will be opportunities to socialise and make connections, which we would hope will lead to the development of related work across the continent. Keele University reflects excellence in delivering the student experiences as it has been ranked 1st for Student Experience for 2014 and 2015 in the National Student Survey 

What Colleagues can expect

Participants engaging in this programme will engage with colleagues managing a range of student services, from Counselling to Careers and everything in between. The intention is to provide colleagues with a broad view as to how students are supported in UK Higher Education. To enable this, colleagues as well as spending time at Keele the programme will include visits to other regional Universities. Each offers something different which we feel is important in ensuring that colleagues leave with a broad understanding of how things operate across our sector.

Whilst we will give a broad overview of our services we will focus in on some specific areas, these being;

  • Induction and Transitions
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Residence Life
  • Students’ Unions

Sessions will be delivered in a range of ways in a number of settings but will also be encouraging the sharing of knowledge by all those involved, in order that colleagues do not just learn about how we do things, but indeed that we all leave at the end of the experience having gained a valuable understanding of how students are supported across those countries that are represented.

The programme will include social activities which includes a Myths and Legends tour of Keele Hall and dinner in a local village pub.

The Registration Fee includes: Welcome and Farewell Dinner, Pub Meal, and local transportation where part of the programme. 

Although University accommodation is not included in the Registration Fee, en-suite accommondation is available at a special rate of £80.00 for 4 nights Room only or £111.00 on a Bed And Breakfast basis. Keele University is situated on a beautiful campus ranked 6th by the Telegraph newspaper and provides a suitable environment for walking and enjoying a rural park.

How to apply?

If you are interested in taking part, please complete this form by Monday 25th April 2016. You will be informed on Tuesday 3rd May if you have been selected to participate in this event.

If you have any questions about the staff exchange please e-mail