Tag Archives: Erasmus

Erasmus, Freedom and Focus

There are 83 of us from universities around Europe here in Lisbon on an Erasmus Exchange Week.  I’ve talked to staff from Poland, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovenia, Turkey, Greece, Romania — a veritable Eurovision of delegates. Although we are … Continue reading

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What’s goes on inside is what counts

I’m here in Berlin for an Erasmus Libraries week and I’ve come to realise that UCL libraries have a lot in common with Freie Universität (FU) Libraries. For example: FU has almost 36,000 students; UCL has about the same number. FU uses … Continue reading

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UK Out, I’m In

I know the UK is going out, but I’m in Berlin and I’m going to do my darndest to keep European library ties revived. I’m here at Freie Universitat on an Erasmus Staff Week: Libraries in Motion – Structures and Services. It looks … Continue reading

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My tailor-made Erasmus visit to Cologne

Last year, I took my courage and embarked abroad on my own tailor-made Erasmus study visit to Cologne. Only did I have to tailor it myself. Yet this turned out to be the biggest learning outcome. Erasmus is organised and funded … Continue reading

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Building Education Bridges

Jessica and I are in Sweden for an Erasmus Training Week at Malmo University. We have completed two intensive days with 24 delegates from a dozen countries. So far, I am realising that a lot of the stresses and successes … Continue reading

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Cheers to Brno students

While it is comforting to know that universities around the world are busy with the serious business of educating the next generation,  it is also fun to consider some of the novel ideas in education. For example, in the Social Studies Library … Continue reading

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Spires inside

I mentioned spires in a previous blog from Brno in an attempt to show that libraries can inspire from the inside. What I didn’t expect to find were actual, physical spires (although they appear to be upside down)  as seen … Continue reading

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