|Glossary of common phrases used in welcome processes for support staff||Profesional & Academic Development Social Integration & Daily Life Language Support, Language Policy Networking Administrative & Legal Support Institutional Processes||Administrative staff|
|Newsletter for international PhDs/academic staff about university life||Networking Institutional Processes Promotion & Visibility Social Integration & Daily Life Family Matters Safety, Healthcare & Wellbeing||PhD student/Early career researcher R2 - R4 researchers Lecturers (incl. Language Teachers)|
|Labour market information for spouses||Social Integration & Daily Life Family Matters Profesional & Academic Development||Internationals spouses/family members|
|Labour market preparation for spouses||Family Matters Social Integration & Daily Life Language Support, Language Policy Profesional & Academic Development||Internationals spouses/family members|
|Workshop on career planning for international PhD students||Profesional & Academic Development||PhD student/Early career researcher|
|Glossary of common phrases used in welcome processes for support staff||
Preparing and circulating a Glossary of common phrases used in welcome processes for support staff and its regular update will raise support staff's awareness of the institutional processes related to welcoming incoming researchers, academics, and PhDs. It is also likely to increase the level of their confidence in dealing smoothly with the most typical needs and expectations of incoming researchers, academics, and PhD students as well as following the institutional rules at the same time.
This practice is best implemented in collaboration with the HEI management structures, the institutional legal matters office and language specialists.
It is also a good idea to consider having the Glossary multilingual rather than maintaining it in English only.
|Newsletter for international PhDs/academic staff about university life||
A regular newsletter can be a nice-to-have instrument for sharing knowledge and improving the visibility of research activities and supporting services, organised at your institution.
This newsletter can be a very useful tool especially for doctoral/post-doctoral students and the junior/project engaged research staff, appointed for specific research tasks. The newsletter can also be used to inform the local community and partner institutions about the activities at your university, strenghtening industry-academia links and opportunities for collaboration.
Benefits of initiating a regular Research newsletter:
|Labour market information for spouses||
Employment is one of the ways to facilitate the integration of foreign academics’ family members. This service will help the target group to acquire basic information about the labour market quickly. As a result, they will maintain continuity in their professional activity and improve their professional portfolio. This may also increase the financial stability and comfort of the researcher's spouses during the mobility.
|Labour market preparation for spouses||
This practice aims to establish additional services and more systematic assistance for better integration of the spouses of international researchers for medium or long-term stay.
An integral part of the preparation of the accompanying spouses for the local labour market are local language courses or foreign language courses, in general as well as voluntary activities that could help expecially at the beginning of stay.
|Workshop on career planning for international PhD students||
Short interactive workshop to familiarise PhD researchers with basic career planning methods and tools and introduce them into the job search strategies and tools for researchers (in both local and international labour market).
By the end of the workshop participants should:
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|Glossary of common phrases used in welcome processes for support staff||Nice to have|
|Newsletter for international PhDs/academic staff about university life||Nice to have|
|Labour market information for spouses||Nice to have|
|Labour market preparation for spouses||Nice to have|
|Workshop on career planning for international PhD students||Nice to have|