COVID-19: Training to be a Teacher of the Deaf during a global pandemic

Konnie Fenwick-Rasche could never have envisaged her first year of Msc Deaf Education going this way, but who could have? The move to online learning has been a challenge that every course has had to overcome, but how has such a practical course such as Deaf Education dealt with the change? Konnie reveals all below… … More COVID-19: Training to be a Teacher of the Deaf during a global pandemic

Master’s? PhD? No, I returned to the University of Manchester to TEACH

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

The rewarding road to becoming a teacher

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

If you don’t know what you want to do yet, don’t panic!

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!

How I returned to uni and overcame illness to train as a Teacher of the Deaf

Kim is a part-time student on the PGDip Deaf Education course at Manchester. Here, she tells us about how she dealt with returning to education after 20 years of working in primary education – and how she overcame a serious illness partway through the course to continue with her studies. … More How I returned to uni and overcame illness to train as a Teacher of the Deaf

Lucia’s Journey: Training as a Teacher of the Deaf

Lucia Martin is completing our PGDip in Deaf Education so that she can become a Teacher of the Deaf. This qualification trains teachers to provide focused support to deaf children and their families. We spoke to Lucia about her experience of the course, Manchester, and her aspirations for the future. … More Lucia’s Journey: Training as a Teacher of the Deaf