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Teacher training interviews…what to expect

By Julie Callaghan, Senior Careers Adviser If you are reading this post, you might have an interview for teacher training coming up or perhaps you have just completed your application and are thinking ahead to the interview stage. Whether you are applying for a PGCE, School Direct, a SCITT or other routes into teaching, and …

When your plan A isn’t for you anymore…

By Nicole Jones, BA English, Year 3 As an English student with a career in mind, I’d been feeling rather smug, up until recently You see, I had a plan. Having matured enough to realise I probably wasn’t going to be the next J.K.Rowling, I’d decided to go into teaching – I like my subject, I …

Applying to be a teacher? Advice and changes for 2014

By Suzanne McGregor, Faculty of Arts Careers and Employability Consultant Whatever year you are in or subject you are studying, teaching may have occurred to you as a career choice. We can all remember our most inspiring teacher, and the opportunity to ‘make a difference’ is often a key motivation for aspiring teachers. Which age …