Sheila Macharia is a student on the Teaching and Learning in Biology, Medicine and Health Sciences PGCERT. Here, she talks us through how the biggest challenges she’s faced as a student pushed her to be proactive and how these challenges have enabled her to become an effective educator. Doing the PGCert course has been one of … More When the student becomes the teacher
For many students the idea of returning back to University to study a master’s after completing their undergraduate degrees is a no-brainer. For some, returning again to do a PhD is also tempting. But, what about returning to become a lecturer? Well, that’s exactly what 1998 graduate, Karen Heggs, has done and it’s something she … More Master’s? PhD? No, I returned to the University of Manchester to TEACH
Interested in teaching? Look no further. Steve Simkin graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016 after studying Biochemistry with Industrial Experience. Since then, through TeachFirst, Steve has become a fully qualified teacher and has found himself working with, helping and teaching underprivileged kids at a notoriously poor school. Sure, it might not sound too … More The rewarding road to becoming a teacher
It’s been seven years since Becky Williams graduated from Manchester with a BSc in Developmental Biology with Industrial/Professional experience. Since then, Becky has pursued a PhD, which centred around breast cancer research, before realising that her heart lay with teaching. After becoming her school’s Head of General Science so early on in her career, it’s clear … More If you don’t know what you want to do yet, don’t panic!
Lisa Mart is a peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf and a graduate of the PGDip Deaf Education course at Manchester. Here, she talks about the course and how she found her first job as a Teacher of the Deaf with the help of her course leaders. … More How the PGDip Deaf Education course helped me into my dream job
Jane Beadman is a graduate of the MSc Deaf Education course at Manchester and a Teacher of the Deaf employed by Leicestershire County Council. Here, she reveals why and how she went into deaf education, and gives advice to anyone considering a similar career path. … More How I became a Teacher of the Deaf
Suzy Mangnall is a part-time on-campus student on the PGDip Deaf Education course at Manchester, which is aimed at qualified teachers who want to train as a Teacher of the Deaf. Here, she tells us what a typical day on the course involves. … More A Day in the Life of a Deaf Education Student: Suzy