First Erasmus Student At University Associate Campus blog

5th June 2017

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme to support exchange of students, researchers and staff for education and training purposes, providing a unique opportunity for Europeans to study and gain experience abroad. The University is delighted to be part of the Erasmus+ community and we hosted our first Erasmus+ student at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens Associate Campus.

Elizabeth, who is originally from Chile is currently enrolled in an MSc in Environmental Education at the University of Almeria. She assisted the Alameda’s Education Team with all aspects of the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens’ education programme, focusing on children aged 7 to 12.

Elizabeth commented, “my experience at the Alameda Gardens (University of Gibraltar Associate Campus) has been enriching in all aspects. I have had the opportunity to develop as a professional, bringing new ideas to their education programme, as well as being part of a great work environment. The experience has helped me improve my confidence in the English language and the importance of community cohesion and identity. The Alameda Gardens is a place of reunion for the people of Gibraltar and a big part of the community.”