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