"I am very pleased that Norwich has been selected to host the forthcoming Erasmus Student Network National Boards Meeting. At a time when there seems to be rising euroscepticism in England, it is good to show that this view is not held by everyone. In addition, it will, hopefully, show the importance that the University of East Anglia places on student exchanges."

We are delighted to have been given the go ahead as a newly formed local board to host such a prestigious event. The NBM falls at a time where ESN has been recognised by the European Commission for its work, as well as when ESN celebrates its 25th anniversary. We hope that the event will be an opportunity for participants internationally to benefit from international integration.

What is a National Board? What does a National Boards Meeting entail?
ESN operates on three levels - internationally, nationally and locally.  The national level of ESN joins all sections (such as UEA) from one country (UK). On a National level (ESN UK, ESN France, ESN Spain for example) each country has a national board, similar to a committee. The National Boards Meeting is the opportunity for different National Board members from countries to unite and share common views. The overall mission of the collaboration of the National Boards from the different ESN countries is to facilitate social and personal integration of international exchange students who are studying or working in a foreign country.

National Board Meeting, Autumn 2014, Norwich
Plans are already well underway for the long weekend, which takes place between the 2nd-5th October 2014 at the start of the new academic year. The jam-packed itinerary includes the infamous Eurodinner, tasters of Norwich nightlife, cultural visits to Norwich city and notably Norwich castle, passing on the international spirit with visits to local schools, and finally not forgetting the all important plenaries that will be held on the beautiful UEA campus.
By hosting this event, ESN UEA helps to motivate not just our section, but the whole of ESN UK and show new members the potential offered by ESN at the international level, helping sections and members to feel more integrated, and a true part of ESN as a wider international body. The event will be fantastic for UEA and Norwich, and will help promote our university as an exciting and appealing exchange destination by showcasing what the city and wonderful campus has to offer. We hope that many will take the opportunity to attend and get involved - in addition to the international participants we will be looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run the weekend soon!

News and more details on the upcoming event will be posted on our NBM Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/nbmnorwich as well as regular Twitter updates on our newly established ESN twitter account-http://www.twitter.com/esnuea.

Please note that registrations for this event are now CLOSED.  However, we will be looking for additional volunteers during the event itself, so there will still be opportunities to be part of what could be the biggest NBM yet!

Date: 
02/10/2014 - 09:00 to 05/10/2014 - 18:00
Place: 
Norwich
Address: 
GB
Price: 
€70 [Thu-Sun], or €115 [Thu-Mon]
What's included: 
  • Accomodation
  • Food
  • Local Transportation
  • Evening Activities
Contact details: 
nbm@esnuk-uea.org