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  1. ERASMUS Work Placements 16th June 2008

  2. Rachel Cox - International Placement Officer – all overseas placements • Students and Companies within Aston Business School • Central Administration for ERASMUS work placement grants

  3. Overview • 120 students on ERASMUS work placements across the University • Aston Business School – language students and non language students • School of Languages and Social Sciences – language students • School of Engineering and Applied Science • Combined Honours • Life and Health Sciences

  4. Our Degree Programmes • BSc International Business and Modern Languages (IBML) • Compulsory placement abroad • BSc International Business and Management (IBAM) • Compulsory placement abroad in English speaking organisations • ERASMUS work placements are available to all our students • ALL students do at least 48 weeks unless they study 2 languages

  5. Student Numbers • Aston Business School has 67 students undertaking an ERASMUS work placement in 2007/8 • 38 IBML students – 10 on 6 month placements • 16 IBAM students • 13 students from other degrees

  6. Student Locations

  7. Sectors

  8. Promoting ERASMUS Placements • Placement Fair – University Wide • Placement Event – Aston Business School • Europe Day • Presentations to students

  9. Sourcing Opportunities • Aston Business School and Aston University - tradition of work placements • Success of student placements • Country and company visit • Mail shots • Developing overseas links through UK organisations • Placement Officers throughout the University • Communication • Sharing information • Problem countries – Spain!

  10. Support for Students before the placement • Placement intranet site • Briefing sessions • CV and cover letter checking • Mock interviews • One to one appointments • Regular contact with International Placement Officer • Language Assistants

  11. Support for Students during the placement • Blackboard™ module • Placement Tutor • Placement Office • Company supervisor • Briefing Pack • Visit