Erasmus International Exchange Programme

Visiting a community centre in NurembergDawn River and Surinder Guru are developing the Erasmus project to support the Institute of Applied Social Studies' commitment to internationalising the social work programmes.


A group of social work students from the University of Birmingham (UoB), together with a teaching team of academics and service users, recently went on an international exchange to Nuremberg.

During their time in Nuremberg, the Birmingham students joined together with German social work students to take part in professional interdisciplinary discussions and visit community-based projects and statutory social work agencies. Alongside this, the UoB teaching team ran workshops on 'Coping with Counter-Terrorism', Recovery through the Arts and Service User and Carer Involvement in Social Work Education.


In addition to its links with Nuremberg, the Institute have also been developing links with Rotterdam and a group of Dutch social work students will be visiting the University of Birmingham to participate in an Erasmus programme. The programme will include presentations on Juvenile Justice and the UK Riots; Challenging Assumptions when Working with Vulnerable People and Islamophobia.  

More information

If you would like to know more about the Erasmus International Exchange Programme, please contact:

Dawn River
Admissions Tutor
Tel: +44(0)121 414 2936

Surinder Guru
Lecturer in Social Work
Tel: +44(0)121 415 8481