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Richard Shaw


MERIDIAN’S Assistant Director of English in Portsmouth Richard Shaw recently spent a week in Hunedoara, in the South West region of Transylvania – and delivered a project looking at ‘Responsible Work Practices’ in Romania and the UK.

Mr Shaw presented to 40 students from across Romania that were participating under a 14.7billion-euro ERASMUS PLUS vocational programme entitled “Preparation for Working Life’ at Tellus College, and incorporating classroom based modules and work placement in local companies.

“The conference was part of the EU Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (ECTS) that helps to design and describe, and deliver study programmes and award higher qualifications,” said Mr Shaw.

“Students who take the credit with Tellus Education Group can also put the credit towards other vocational programmes and build up their CV’s in order to improve their chances in the jobs market.”

“I also wrote an additional course on team building, inter-office emails, etiquette in the workplace and a two-way cultural partnership benefitting both countries,” he said.

The joint UK/Romanian project was led by the Tellus Education Group whose aims are to increase quality mobility within the ‘Vocational Education & Training’ (VET) and support the EU internationalisation of (VET) organisations in many EU countries, added Mr Shaw.

Tellus Education Group has been successfully providing quality educational services since 2003, and through Meridian School of English since 1979.



Some of the Romanian delegates who attended the Hunedoara conference

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