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  • General



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    • Venue

      The training takes place in Hungary, Gödöllő, Szent István University (www.sziu.hu).

      The Szent István University is an agricultural science and veterinary university in Hungary, with its headquarters and main campus in the Central Hungarian town of Gödöllő and in Budapest.


      Address: Gödöllő, Páter Károly u. 1, 2100

      Number of students: 12,583

      Academic staff: 1,313




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      • Accommodation, food and pocket money

        The training room and the accommodation itself is situated in the same building within the Campus (B Kollegium). This provides a comfortable and flexible participation during the training as participants can return to their rooms whenever it is necessary. The rooms do not have wifi network but in the community spaces of the building free wifi is provided. Also the training room is equipped with internet connection.


        Trainees share twin rooms with private bathroom.




        Food is served three times a day two minutes walk from the accommodation. Visit the restaurant's website. Between the main meals coffee, tea and snack will be available in the training room. Vegetarian and vegan participants are kindly asked to let us know about their food requirements in time.


        Local shops and more restaurants are available very close to the training place if you have any special needs (Coop-Gödöllő Zrt.)





        The Hungarian currency is Forint (HUF). One Euro is about 300 HUF. One meal in a restaurant is around 3000 HUF (10 EUR), one loaf of bread is 400 HUF (1,2 EUR), a bus ticket in Budapest is about 400 HUF. If you want to buy some drink or gifts in Hungary, we recommend to bring some HUF or you can exchange your EURO/GBP here in Hungary. The programme provides you with all the necessary food and travel so if you don't bring any extra money you should be alright anyway. 


        • Pre-training assignments

          In order to get the most out of the 5 day-long training we ask you to do a little preparation before you arrive to Hungary. The partnership finds it important to actually help YOUR career with this training, so please devote some time to go through the following assignments.


          Pre-training assignments
          Description Deadline Hotlink
          Career pathways in the UK, HU, PT. Please watch these video presentations and collect your questions by day 2. 24 April 2017 Click here to start it
          Read this real job advertisement and submit your specifically tailored job application (CV + motivation letter). Our colleagues will comment on your application whether there is any way to make it even better. There will be a CV discussion session during the April Training and we will give you individual feedback then.   09 April 2017 (23:59 GMT+0) Click here to start it
          Watch the two short videos and give us your opinion before the training. Try to find real examples and your own observations why one or the other opinion is justifiable. Bring some thoughts with you to the training to oppose various opinions. 09 April 2017 (23:59 GMT+0) Click here to start it
          Pre-training survey: We would like to explore your level of “confidence” in a range of topics to measure the effectiveness of the training you are about to undertake. The questions take about 10 minutes to answer. 20 April 2017 (23:59 GMT+0) Click here to start is


          • Training programme

          • Health and safety

            BOF recommends to get the trainees and staff vaccinated in time prior the trip against TBE (Tick-born Encephalitis).

            To prevent Lyme disease an appropriate training/warning is necessary to draw trainees attention to check their own bodies every day after the filed trips.

            To get some ticks on the clothes is likely, to get them in the skin might occur, to get any disease is very-very unlikely, but not impossible.



            • Clothing, equipment to bring

              • Weather can be changeable in April in Hungary but this month is definitely the most gentle in terms of temperature. Raincoat!
              • You don't need too sophisticated outdoor clothing, the filed work will be light and some safe shoes will do.
              • Bring a pair of binoculars if you can. Don't carry heavy field guides, we have a few English books for most of the groups.
              • We use European socket. Bring some adapter if you come from the UK.



              • Head torch
              • Mosquito repellent, sun-cream, flask and hat
              • Student card!