School of Education

Student lecture

Another successful day for our Education BA (Hons) students!

This month, Education BA (Hons) students benefited from our Education Employability Programme. The programme is an annual event that provides our students with a day full of enlightening sessions to help prepare them for a career in the education sector.

This year’s programme ran on 13 February, providing around 30 students with un-missable topics, opportunities, guest speakers and employer panels that were suggested by our Education BA (Hons) students themselves.

Topics included preparing for and making the most of placements (including the opportunity to meet employers), job application skills and volunteering, along with general employability advice specific to a career in education.

During a session focused around placements and how to identify your professional and personal qualities, founder of The Resilience Project and former primary school head teacher, David Gumbrell, highlighted the importance of resilience within the teaching profession. Tanya White spoke about her work revolving around The Challenge (formally known as the National Challenge) and Darren Abrahams and Kate McAllister from Crisis Classrooms discussed their work with refugees across Europe, as well as their upcoming training events.

Other guest speakers included Nick Taylor from West Heath School which caters for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs and Nicola Taylor who is the Educational Director of the Brook Learning Trust who discussed topics including mainstream education and how her career has progressed.

School of Education Senior Lecturer and Organiser of the Employability Programme 2019, Ben Gould, stated that, “All speakers shared their key tips for securing jobs and the afternoon had a real buzz about it which was great to be a part of.”

Sally Curley • February 26, 2019


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