Teachers of the future to attend information fair

People in Sheffield considering a career in teaching will have the opportunity to find out more about life as a teacher, and how to kick-start a career in this increasingly popular field, at the Routes into Teaching Fair on Thursday 4 May 2006.

The Routes into Teaching Fair is hosted jointly by the Careers Services of the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. It will take place in the Main Hall at Sheffield Hallam University's City Campus (entrance on Arundel Gate) between 11am and 3.30pm. Everyone is invited to drop in at any time on the day to speak to a range of exhibitors including PGCE course providers, Local Education Authorities, employment based training programme providers and organisations offering opportunities to teach abroad.

The day's event is open to anyone with an interest in teaching, including current students and people looking for a new job or a change in career. In addition to the exhibition there will be a series of talks, focusing on 'A Career in Educational Psychology', 'HE Lecturing' and 'A Day in the Life of…A Primary, Secondary and FE teacher.'

Michelle Dexter, Fairs organiser at the University of Sheffield, said, 'The Routes into Teaching Fair is a great opportunity for those who are considering a career in teaching to find out more about the opportunities that are available.'

For any other further information please contact Danielle Reeves in the University of Sheffield's press office on + 44 114 222 5339 or email d.reeves@sheffield.ac.uk