Global Opportunities Week 2020

Monday 19 - Friday 23 October 2020

Welcome to our virtual event! This is the first important step towards making your adventure of a lifetime a reality. Throughout the week you will find out about the international opportunities available to you, hear from past students and various departments about what these incredible experiences can offer you and how the application process works. You can find an outline of this week's activities below, so make sure you check it out so you don't miss what's important to you! You can sign up to receive email updates from us here.

Today's Feature: Presentation from MacEwan University, Canada: Register your interest here.

Time Event What is this? Where?
09:00 10 reasons to choose Canada Exactly what it says on the tin! 10 reasons our students think you should study in Canada. Instagram
10:00 Student Blog "My year in Montreal" - Thomas Groves talks about how his experience in Canada compared to his expectations. GO Week Page
11:00 Study Abroad Photo Competition Launches Check out some of the shots our students took whilst abroad last year. The student whose photo has the most likes at the end of the week will win a £50 amazon voucher. Facebook
12:00 Video: What is exchange? A short information video from the Global Opportunities Team outlining the basics of study abroad exchange programmes. GO Week Page
13:00 What is a Peer Advisor? Harry explains who the peer advisors are and how they can help you. GO Week Page
13:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings are available daily between 13:00-15:00. Book your appointment here. Microsoft Teams
14:00 Spotlight: Brock University Take a look at what Brock University, Ontario has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
15:00 Subject Tutor Perspective Keele academic staff share their insights and experience about the academic benefits of international study placements. Instagram
16:00 Spotlight: Wilfrid Laurier University Take a look at what Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
19:00 Presentation from MacEwan University Find out what studying in Alberta, Canada has to offer and things to consider when deciding where you might go. Register and pre-submit any questions you might have here. Microsoft Teams

Today's Feature: Live Q&A with Oliver Pinder who spent the year studying at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan. Head over to our Instagram to submit your questions about studying in Japan!

Time Event What is this? Where?
09:00 Study Abroad Photo Competition Continues Check out some of the shots our students took whilst abroad last year. The student whose photo has the most likes at the end of the week will win a £50 amazon voucher. Facebook
09:00 10 reasons to choose Asia Exactly what it says on the tin! 10 reasons our students think you should study in Asia. Instagram
10:00 Student Blog "Life in Quarantine" - Harry Braganza documents his experience in quarantine before his year abroad in South Korea. GO Week Page
11:00 Video - What are Summer Schools? A short information video from the Global Opportunities Team outlining the basics about summer programmes. GO Week Page
12:00 Student Blog "My time in Taiwan is one for the books!" - Francesca Mendoza talks about her experience in Taiwan at our newest partner, NCKU. GO Week Page
13:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings are available daily between 13:00-15:00. Book your appointment here. Microsoft Teams
14:00 Spotlight: Korea University Take a look at what Korea University, Seoul has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
15:00 Careers and Employability The Careers and Employability at Keele talk about the opportunities you have to boost your employability by undertaking international placements. TBD
16:00 Exchange Student Q&A Oliver Pinder who has just spent the year studying at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies answers your questions about studying abroad in Japan. Instagram
17:00 Spotlight: Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Take a look at what Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram

Today's Feature: Exclusive screening of "Granada Nights", a feature film about the benefits and challenges studying abroad. There are limited number of students who can register so make sure you sign up here and access the link at 5pm on the dot to avoid dissappointment! This will be followed by a conversation with the director Abid Khan and our Peer Advisors, where you can ask questions about the film and studying abroad more generally!

Time Event What is this? Where?
09:00 Study Abroad Photo Competition Continues Check out some of the shots our students took whilst abroad last year. The student whose photo has the most likes at the end of the week will win a £50 amazon voucher. Facebook
09:00 10 reasons to choose Europe Exactly what it says on the tin! 10 reasons our students think you should study in Europe. Instagram
10:00 Spotlight: Masaryk University Take a look at what Masaryk University, Czech Republic has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
11:00 Video - What is Erasmus+? A short information video from the Global Opportunities Team outlining the basics about the Erasmus+ programme. GO Week Page
12:00 Student Blog "Top 10 Things to do in Uppsala" - Geneva Kirwan takes you through the unmissable things that exchange students should make the most of whilst studying at Uppsala University, Sweden. GO Week Page
13:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings are available daily between 13:00-15:00. Book your appointment here. Microsoft Teams
14:00 Spotlight: Vrije Universitiet Amsterdam Take a look at what Vrije Universitiet Amsterdam, Netherlands has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
15:00 Video: Travelling in Europe Take a look at where Andre went on his travels during his the first few months of his year abroad at Universidad San Jorge, Spain. GO Week Page
16:00 Spotlight: University of Lille Take a look at why our inbound exchange students from the University of Lille think you should join them there next year as an exchange student. Instagram
17:00 Granada Nights Screening Live screening of the feture film, Granada Nights. Access it using the registration link on a first come, first served basis. Crowdcast
18:45 Q&A with Abid Khan and our Peer Advisors Abid Khan, creator of Granada Nights talks about his work and answers your questions about his experience abroad in Europe along with our Peer Advisors. Register to receive the joining link here. Crowdcast

Today's Feature: The Language Centre share the programmes they run and the benefits studying abroad has for students learning a language.

Time Event What is this? Where?
09:00 Study Abroad Photo Competition Continues Check out some of the shots our students took whilst abroad last year. The student whose photo has the most likes at the end of the week will win a £50 amazon voucher. Facebook
09:00 10 reasons to choose Australia Exactly what it says on the tin! 10 reasons our students think you should study in Europe. Instagram
10:00 Video - Research Tips A short information video from the Global Opportunities Team outlining some of the things to think about and resources to take advantage of when researching destinations. GO Week Page
11:00 Partner Spotlight Take a look at what our Australian partners have to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
12:00 Student Blog "Studying abroad as a mature student" - Alicia Hallatt discuss her motives for taking a semester abroad as a mature student. GO Week Page
13:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings are available daily between 13:00-15:00. Book your appointment here. Microsoft Teams
14:00 Spotlight: Griffith University Take a look at what Griffith University on the Gold Coast has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
15:00 The Language Centre The Language Centre talk about the opportunities you have to develop your language ability on international placements. GO Week Page
16:00 Study Abroad for Physiotherapy Students A copy of the presentation from the subject tutor for Physiotherapy, Adam Winterton, outlining the benefits of international placements. GO Week Page
17:00 Spotlight: Flinders University Take a look at what Flinders University, Adelaide has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram

Today's Feature: Live Q&A with the Global Opportunities Team - ask us any questions you have about the study abroad process.

Time Event What is this? Where?
09:00 Study Abroad Photo Competition Continues Check out some of the shots our students took whilst abroad last year. The student whose photo has the most likes at the end of the week will win a £50 amazon voucher. Facebook
09:00 10 reasons to choose the USA Exactly what it says on the tin! 10 reasons our students think you should study in the USA. Instagram
10:00 Spotlight: University of North Carolina, Greensboro Take a look at what the University of North Carolina, Greensboro has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
11:00 Video - How do I apply? A short information video from the Global Opportunities Team outlining how to apply for international study placements. GO Week Page
12:00 Student Blog "Applying for a Split Placement" - Olivier Johnson recounts his experience trying to obtain a visa for his second semester placement whilst studying in Sweden. GO Week Page
13:00 Meet with Global Opportunities Schedule a meeting with Global Opportunities to discuss your options. Meetings are available daily between 13:00-15:00. Book your appointment here. Microsoft Teams
13:00 Spotlight: San Diego State University, California Take a look at what San Diego State University, California has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
14:00 Student Blog Read about some of our students' experience participating in this year's online international summer school with UC Berkeley. GO Week Page
15:00 Live Q&A: Global Opportunities Jake from the Global Opportunities Team hosts a live Q&A session to answer any questions you have about the study abroad process. You can register here Mircosoft Teams
16:00 Spotlight: Colorado State University Take a look at what Colorado State University, Fort Collins has to offer Keele exchange students. Instagram
17:00 Photo Competition Winner Announced The likes will be counted and the prize winners for this year's photo competition will be announced. Instagram

 

What is Erasmus+?

An introduction to the Erasmus+ Programme and how it works for the semester abroad and international year.

Travelling in Spain

See where Andre got to go whilst studying at Universidad San Jorge in Zaragoza, Spain

Study Abroad Fair 2019

Hear what our Peer Advisors got up to whilst studying abroad during the 2018/19 Academic Year