Student exchanges to/from Scotland

UPDATE, 30th November 2021

Dear ERASMUS student,

I understand that some of you have concerns with regard to attending campus during the Spring semester (T1) and possibly wish to study remotely while in Scotland. UWS is looking to provide activities and learning sessions on one day a week for each programme. Timetables have now been finalised for each programme and our intention is to ensure all students have a meaningful on campus experience with the opportunity to engage with key staff and classmates in a safe environment. Attending the campus physically will be beneficial to your studies. It will enable you to meet staff and classmates, have a coffee in The Hub, use the library and to make use of other facilities. The University has now deemed that hybrid teaching will be the expected mode of delivery during the forthcoming academic year.

The University is committed to delivering an outstanding hybrid learning experience and staff have been working hard over the last few months to prepare for teaching in both an online and face-to-face environments. You will be able to contact staff via usual channels such as email and various digital platforms such as MS Teams, GoogleMeet, Zoom and MyUWS. We will do our best during this difficult time to support your learning journey and to ensure that you have every opportunity to succeed.

As the situation surrounding coronavirus may change in the coming weeks and months we will continue to communicate with you and update you on developments relating to your studies and campus access. If you have any questions at any point please reach out via e-mail and I will do my best to answer these. If you prefer to chat over a video-conference call, please do let me know and I will make the necessary arrangements. Before doing so, however, do check my daily availability here.

Best wishes, Nondas Pitticas

UPDATE, 30th November 2021

Students of the School of BCI arriving in January should note that for migration purposes (visitor visa) it is necessary to retain a scanned copy of their flight to Scotland. Do note that Learning Agreements and Arrival Certificates can only be dealt with in .docx format, unfortunately no other format can be accepted. You should also note that due to a technical problem related to Brexir with the Erasmus Dashboard, I am unable to process an OLA.

UPDATE, 30th November 2021

Important announcement for incoming Spring-Semester (T2) ERASMUS+ students. The list of modules available to the ERASMUS+ non-graduating students who will study at the School of Business & Creative Industries in the Spring semester (Jan-May 2022), has now been published. There is a short turn-around period for the completion and signing of Learning Agreements, do read carefully all details published in the Choosing Modules page.

Learning Agreements/Arrival Certificates: arrangements for the officiation of these documents and the arrival certificates have now been published. In making these arrangements, we will take into consideration any quarantining period of those students arriving from affected countries. Last possible date for signing Learning Agreements and Arrival Certificates, is Friday 22nd January 2022.

Departure Certificates: these will be signed by physically visiting my office from week beginning Monday 6th to Tuesday 21st December. My availability will be extensive during that period, no appointments are necessary.

WELCOME AND INDUCTION EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2022

The virtual welcoming and induction event for the ERASMUS students of the School of Business & Creative Industries (Business students) will take place on Friday 14th January 2022 at 10:00hrs GMT. Click on tittle above for the link.

Please note that other events, organised centrally, will published in due course

On-line enrolment and registration for new students will take place during the induction days.

Paisley campus on-line

Welcome to Scotland...Scotland Visitor Guide with National Map on www.welcometoscotland.com

Bienvenue en Ecosse...Guide pour les Visiteurs avec Carte Nationale sur www.bienvenueenecosse.com

Willkommen in Schottland...Tourismus-fuhrer mit Landkarte von Schottland auf www.willkommenschotland.com

Benvenuti in Scozia...Guida Turistica con Mappa Nazionale sopra www.welcometoscotland.com

Bienvenidos a Escocia...Guia de Visitantes con Mappa Ncioanal en www.welcometoscotland.com

You will also find additional information on www.visitscotland.com

Union[s] Européennes: a mural in Montparnasse station in Paris celebrates couples who met through an Erasmus programme!

See below an article in the France Ireland chamber of commerce about the expo. A reunion of these first 18 European alumni took place at the Paisley campus of the University on Friday 23rd June 2017

http://www.franceireland.ie/single-news/n/unions-europeennes-a-mural-in-montparnasse-station-in-paris-celebrates-couples-who-met-through-an-erasmus-programme/