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Because teaching is so much more…….

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Katherine Ingham is a qualified Maths Teacher, and works as the Teacher Education Partnership Manager in the School of Education at Leeds. She is also looking to enrol as a part-time EdD student alongside her job role.

My role is to manage the Teacher Education Partnership at the University of Leeds. This means that I work with Schools in the Yorkshire region who train teachers through our different PGCE programmes. I have worked in business and I have worked in teaching, and this role perfectly combines both aspects.

There are 3 different ways that the School of Education trains teachers; through the traditional University-led PGCE, through School Direct and through our new model of a SCITT PGCE. Each route offers something different and each has their own merits. The University-led PGCE offers a breadth of school-based experience and training based in current academic research into teaching practices. School Direct and SCITT PGCEs allow you to apply directly to work with a school cluster.

One thing that my experience in teaching has taught me is to adapt quickly and respond to new situations! Below I have tried to summarise some of the typical tasks in my role, and how a career in teaching is so much more than you might, at first, think. Continue reading

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My review of the Autumn Fair – Teacher training options

Fair TeachingFiaza Boota is a 2nd year History student and is one of this year’s History Interns, focusing on the Teaching sector. She attended the Autumn Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair on Monday 12th October and spoke to many of the teacher training providers there.  She’s kindly written up her findings which will be particularly useful if you did not get a chance to attend yourself.

The Graduate Fair took place on Monday this week and it provided students the chance to interact with over 120 different organisations. It was useful for those who had no idea about which career they may want to advance in and also for those who were keen to talk to a representative of a company they want to work in.

I went in as a second year History student who wants to become a teacher. Going around the fair made me realise that there are hundreds of opportunities that are available to History – and other – students, here at the University of Leeds. The aim of this review is to provide those who you who didn’t get the chance to go to the Fair to gain access to information about the organisations which represented the Education sector. Continue reading

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Getting into Medicine: Top tips for Medicine applicants on interviews

So you’ve been offered an interview, your UCAS form must have impressed! Our Careers Consultant Jean Harris gives her top tips on how to ace an interview for Medicine!

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Congratulations on getting an interview. The university is interested in having you as a student. The interviewers genuinely want you to show why they should give you a place. The interview is not designed to trick you or intimidate you. Here are some top preparation tips: Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Faculty Team Clerical Assistant

In this blog post we meet our Faculty Team Clerical Assistant, Michaela Lesayova. Here she tells us what her job entails and offers her top tips to students and graduates!

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I graduated from Leeds University in July 2012 with a BA International degree in Managing Performance.  I have worked in various roles in the University during my degree in departments such as the International Student Office, the Study Abroad Office, Leeds International Summer School and my home department school. This extensive and positive experience led me to apply for a full-time post within the University, because I already had a valuable experience and I enjoyed working here. Continue reading

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Meet our staff: Careers Consultant

Meet Steve Carter, one of our Careers Consultants. Steve explains what his job involves and how he got where he is today!

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What is your job at the Careers Centre and what does it involve?

I’m a Careers Consultant here at the Careers Centre.  My job involves giving students advice on a one-to-one basis, some teaching and also coordinating a couple of projects that involve liaising with local employers.  Continue reading

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Getting into Teaching

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Our Careers Consultant, Annabelle Cross, provides her advice and tips if you’re thinking about  a career in teaching.

Are you Energetic? A good communicator? A good manager of resources, material and time? Imaginative and creative? Able to inspire and enthuse? Do you enjoy working with young people? Do you have a sense of humour?

If you answered yes to all these then Teaching could be the career for you.

Don’t be misled however by reports in the media into thinking that teaching is easy to get into. The demanding job of teaching requires the right person and both schools and teacher training institutions will select carefully. You need recent and sustained experience in a school environment and to be able to demonstrate that you have the right skills and qualities to be an effective teacher. Continue reading

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Choosing your year abroad

Thinking of taking a year abroad as part of your degree? Hannah-Clare Akitt, a student who is currently on her year abroad, gives her advice on things to bear in mind.

Whether you’re studying languages and a year abroad is compulsory, or you’ve just decided it might be a good idea, there are a few things you need to think about before you apply.

For me, as a language student, the year abroad was inevitable, and preparations began at the beginning of my second year Continue reading

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