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International Week

Stop and Reflect : Sharing Experience in 2022 - May 2 - 6, 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PEACEFUL INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION.

Polytech Angers
International Week May 2-6, 2022
Angers, France

From 2 to 6 May 2022, Polytech Angers is organising the International Week, during which we wish to strengthen links with our foreign partners by inviting them to come and give lectures, participate in forums, etc.

Objectives :

  • Reflect with other engineering educators on how we have changed and reconsidered our teaching and organizational practices.
  • Exchange insights on skills and knowledge needed for today and tomorrow.
  • Share your teaching expertise with University of Angers engineering undergraduates.
  • Promote Erasmus+ exchange possibilities.
  • Enjoy a stimulating break in a vibrant student town, which has consistently been voted one of the best places to live in France.

 

Program / Essential Information

Monday, May 2, 2022
Polytech Health Campus Building, 16 boulevard Daviers.

11:30​​ - Registration
Pick up information pack and meet other participants.

12:30​ - ​Group lunch
Meet at Polytech Health Campus Building lobby.

14:30​ - ​Workshop: Stop and Reflect
Polytech Health Campus Building Project Room
The past two years have been a constant rush of events, crises and adaptation.
After constant change comes a desire to pause and reflect.  As engineering educators, our jobs are to help future engineers adapt to our constantly changing world.  This informal workshop will explore how to embrace change while facing hard choices,  balance both urgency and the need for observation and consideration.  

16:30 ​​- Welcome  Reception
Polytech Health Campus Building Gardens (Weather Permitting)
Enjoy drinks and nibbles and get to know each other.

18:00 - ​​Multi-Lingual Guided Walking Tour (Optional)
Departs from Polytech Health Campus Building Lobby
Easy town walking tour including practical information about getting around town, local points of interest and fun facts about Angers.  

Tuesday, May 3
Polytech Belle Beille Campus Building, 62 avenue Notre Dame du Lac

9:00 – 12:00 - ​Erasmus Teaching Session 1
Partners on an Erasmus Teaching mobility teach second-year general Engineering students.  (See ‘Your participation’ below).

12:30 ​- ​Group lunch
Meet at Polytech Belle Beille Campus Building lobby.

14:00 – 16:00 ​- Student Presentations
Polytech Belle Beille Campus Building
Public speaking a key skill for future engineers.  Participants are paired with a Polytech Angers faculty member to evaluate student presentations.  Evaluation criteria provided.

Evening - ​Dinner with a Host Family (Optional)
Enjoy local hospitality with a French family and discover how the French really live. Volunteer hosts from the school will welcome International guests for a home-cooked meal.  

Wednesday May 4

9:00 – 11:00​ - Student Led Discussion Sessions
Polytech Belle Beille Campus Building
Peer to peer discussions are a useful way to actively engage in collaborative learning and gain insight into professional and life issues.  In small groups, participants and staff members come together for an honest and respectful dialogue around current issues.   Your perspective as a visitor is valuable for our students.

11:30 – 12:30 - ​International Study Fair
Polytech Belle Beille Campus Building
An informal ‘meet-and-greet’ session to answer student questions about study abroad opportunities at your university.   Participants will be given a table for marketing materials.  
Please bring any university marketing materials you would like to distribute.

Afternoon​ - FREE

Thursday, May 5
Polytech Belle Beille Campus Building

9:00-12:00​ - Teaching Sessions 2
Partners on an Erasmus Teaching mobility teach second-year general Engineering students.  (See ‘Your participation’ below).

12:00 ​- ​Erasmus Participations certificates available

12:30​​ - Gourmet Lunch and Local Cultural Visit
Meet at Polytech Belle Beille Campus Building lobby.

Friday, May 6
Departures

 

Practical Information

All events are free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their costs for travel, accommodation and meals not mentioned in the programme. Please note that you may be eligible for funding under the Erasmus+ Mobility programme. Participation in International week events covers the 8 academic hours required by Erasmus+ teaching agreements.  A participation certificate will be available for all participants.  

 

Your participation

Please prepare to teach one 80-minute lesson TWICE on the topic of your choice.  Please keep in mind these items:

  • Objectives: Share your knowledge / skills with undergraduate Engineering students
  • Target public: Second-year students enrolled in our two-year bachelor’s level preparatory course. Students are from both Health Engineering or Industrial Engineering study tracks.  
  • Group size:  between 20 and 24 students.
  • Classrooms:   All classrooms are equipped with video-projector, speakers, wifi and chalkboard or whiteboard.   Laptops are available upon request.
  • Handouts: Please send any requests for photocopies at least 1 week in advance
  • Please give a one paragraph description of your teaching session in the registration form.

 

Registration

Registration deadline : April 11, 2022

Registration form

Due to organizatonal issues, we encourage you to register as early as possible.  After April 11 :please contact us directly.

 

Accommodation

The following hotels are local favorites and centrally located.  For prices and availability, please contact the hotel directly.

Additional information is available at the Angers Tourist Office website

 

Getting Around

Angers is a small town and easy to navigate by public transport or on foot.

The international week will be held at two locations (All directions are from the town center).

  • Polytech Angers Health Campus Building : 16 bd. Daviers  (20 minutes from the town center by tram)

By tram :  Tram Line A Direction Avrillé-Ardennes,  Get off at Saint Serge or CHU stations  and walk up the boulevard Daviers to the building.  

  • Polytech Angers Belle Beille Campus Building : 62 avenue Notre Dame Du Lac (30 minutes from the center of town to the Belle Beille Campus.)  

By bus : Line 1 Direction Beille Beille,  Get off at the Notre Dame du Lac or the Polyech Angers stop.    

Please note that due to current tram construction, you may need to schedule extra time when using public transport.

 

Covid-19 Health and Safety Measures

Polytech Angers follows all nationally mandated health and safety measures in the fight against Covid-19.

Please refer to this site for latest measures.

 

Emergency Numbers

Dial 112 for Emergency Services (fire, police, ambulance).

 

Contact

 

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