ERASMUS+: Additional information

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Erasmus Student Charter

Behaviour

The status of 'Erasmus student' applies to students who satisfy the Erasmus eligibility criteria and who have been selected by their university1 _to spend an Erasmus period abroad – either studying at an eligible partner university or carrying out a placement in an enterprise or other appropriate organization. For study mobility, both universities must have an Erasmus University Charter awarded by the European Commission. For placement in enterprise the home university must hold an extended Erasmus University Charter (i.e. also covering rights and obligations relating to placements).


As an Erasmus student, you are entitled to expect:

  • Your home and host universities to have an inter-institutional agreement
  • The sending and receiving institutions to sign with you and before you leave a Learning/Training Agreement setting out the details of your planned activities abroad, including the credits to be achieved.
  • Not to have to pay fees to your host university for tuition, registration, examinations, access to laboratory and library facilities during your Erasmus studies.
  • Full academic recognition from your home university for satisfactorily completed activities during the Erasmus mobility period, in accordance with the Learning/Training Agreement.
  • To be given a transcript of records at the end of your activities abroad, covering the studies/work carried out and signed by your host institution/enterprise. This will record your results with the credits and grades achieved. If the placement was not part of the normal curricula, the period will at least be recorded in the Diploma Supplement.
  • To be treated and served by your host university in the same way as their home students.
  • To have access to the Erasmus University Charter and Erasmus Policy Statement of your home and host universities.
  • Your student grant or loan from your home country to be maintained while you are abroad.

As an Erasmus student, you are expected to:

  • Respect the rules and obligations of your Erasmus grant agreement with your home university or your National Agency.
  • Ensure that any changes to the Learning/Training Agreement are agreed in writing with both the home and host institutions immediately they occur.
  • Spend the full study/placement period as agreed at the host university/enterprise, including undergoing the relevant examinations or other forms of assessment, and respect its rules and regulations.
  • Write a report on your Erasmus study/placement period abroad when you return and provide feedback if requested by your home university, the European Commission or the National Agency.

If you have a problem:

  • Identify the problem clearly and check your rights and obligations.
  • Contact your departmental coordinator for Erasmus and use the formal appeals procedure of your home university if necessary.

If you remain dissatisfied, contact your National Agency.


Student Code of Conduct

Behaviour

International House students are expected to arrive on time, attend classes on a regular basis, participate fully in discussions, submit all homework tasks and treat fellow students and staff with respect and courtesy.

Adherence to IH Charters

The International House Charters outline its policy of equality and fairness for all students. IH schools undertake not to discriminate in any way on grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion.

Plagiarism

It is expected that all student work submitted is their own work. Sources used for research purposes should be acknowledged in the bibliography and direct quotes marked in inverted commas and referenced.

Example:
Direct quote:
"One issue frequently raised is whether creativity can be taught?" (Maley, 2016, p 12).

Bibliography
Xerri, D & Vassallo, O (eds) (2016). Creativity in English Language Teaching. Floriana, Malta: ELT Council.

If a student is found to be in violation of this policy, a fail mark and a written warning will be given. A second instance of this will result in immediate dismissal from the course.

Workload

Course requirements will be made clear at the start of the course In the event of illness or valid extenuating circumstances, extensions may be granted but permission must be given before the deadline.

Complaints and Appeals Process

A formal assessment result can be appealed if the student feels the judgement was not made fairly. Any appeal must be made in writing within 10 days of the grade being given. This should be addressed to the Director of Studies.

The issue will be discussed with Academic Managers and an impartial second opinion given, with IHWO (International House World Organisation) being used to moderate where necessary. A final decision will be made in writing within 5 working days.

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