Gain an insight into teaching

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The Student Associates Scheme, run by the University, offers placements in schools for students, allowing to them to gain an insight into the teaching profession.

These placements are normally restricted to undergraduates looking to enter teaching in key shortage subjects, but extra places have just been announced on the scheme for current undergraduates in Geography.

Through the scheme you can:

  • Experience teaching in a local secondary school
  • Help raise the aspirations of young people in schools
  • Develop a range of useful skills for your CV
  • Add to your Skills for Work Certificate
  • Be provided with excellent preparation for an application to an Initial Teacher Training Course
  • Receive a bursary of up to £600 on successful completion of the scheme

As a participant you would spend three weeks in a local school in June/July 2010 (after the University exams), helping in the classroom and subject department. In preparation for your school placement you would receive training delivered by the University. All training and work in school is linked to the QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Standards.

You would be paid a bursary on successful completion of the scheme.

If you are interested in this opportunity you can find out more from the Student Associates Scheme web pages:

Successful applicants will be invited to small group interviews during the month of February. Apply as soon as possible as places are filling up.

Katie Monach and Raj Kaur from the Student Associates Scheme can give more information, or are available for an informal chat about the programme.