Students from disadvantaged backgrounds or minority groups who participated in outward mobility programmes display enormous enthusiasm and positivity towards the experience stating significant benefits both personally and professionally. Encouragement from family, friends and institutional staff was identified by students as a key driver of mobility. This section presents a series of testimonials from students on their experiences while participating in mobility programmes.
Similarly, staff encounter new challenges year on year when organizing mobility programmes and dealing with a new diverse student group. The case studies below present an opportunity to learn from the experiences of our peers in HEIs and so that best practices can be replicated across institutions. Practitioners across Ireland have shared their short informative case studies on their mobility experiences to date which are located towards the bottom of this page.