Make a Difference to the Lives of SEND Children and Young People at Cumbria

Make a Difference to the Lives of SEND Children and Young People at Cumbria

The much awaited, and long delayed review of Special Educational needs and Disability (SEND) was published in March 2022. But what does it say, and how does it reflect the difference University of Cumbria educators are already making to the lives of SEND children and young people?


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Education, Health and Wellbeing, LED, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

What Funding Could I Access on a PGCE Secondary Course?

What Funding Could I Access on a PGCE Secondary Course?

Considering training to become a Secondary School Teacher? If you’re changing careers with existing family responsibilities or you’re a recent graduate looking to kick off your teaching career from a stable position, don’t worry - there’s a variety of financial options in place to ensure you’re supported to pursue your passion for teaching on a PGCE training programme. Discover how you can access thousands of pounds, just for studying! Keep reading to discover your options and learn how to apply for a teacher training bursary.


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Education, Finance, Postgraduate, Student Life

Should I attend an Open Day as a PGCE Applicant?

Should I attend an Open Day as a PGCE Applicant?

So, you’re thinking about studying for your PGCE. Maybe you’ve started your research on our website, or talked to a friend who’s already completed their training, but what’s the next step? Coming to an Open Day is a fantastic way to learn more about becoming a trainee teacher and completing a PGCE.


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Education, Lancaster, Postgraduate

NON-TEACHING JOBS IN EDUCATION: 5 JOBS YOU CAN PURSUE WITH AN EDUCATION DEGREE

NON-TEACHING JOBS IN EDUCATION: 5 JOBS YOU CAN PURSUE WITH AN EDUCATION DEGREE

Like the sound of working in education, but not sure what careers are out there? Take it from us, there are hundreds of exciting and fulfilling education roles for you to discover. Keep reading to get inspired by a future career in education...


Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Tagged Education, Undergraduate

Inspirational Women: A Q&A with women of the University of Cumbria

Inspirational Women: A Q&A with women of the University of Cumbria

To celebrate International Women’s Day and inspire the girls and women of Cumbria, we have reached out to our wonderful academic team to hear a few of the inspirational stories that make the University of Cumbria the thriving, supportive community that it is. From women who were told their potential was limited or had to overcome barriers to achieve professional success, our message to you today is that it’s possible and you can do it. Happy International Women’s Day!


Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021

Tagged Art and Design, Children and Families, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Postgraduate, Research, Undergraduate

Student Story: How and Why I Changed Career to Becoming a Teacher

Student Story: How and Why I Changed Career to Becoming a Teacher

"I have always wanted to work with young children and after having been turned down for a number of teaching assistant positions over the years I thought I would grab the bull by the horns and go for my PGCE, and I am really glad I have."


Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020

Tagged Education

Considering clearing? Choose Cumbria

Considering clearing? Choose Cumbria

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do. Where enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve means we make a difference that goes beyond the classroom. We’re here to help you find your place with us.


Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tagged Education, Employability

Professional Skills Tests Scrapped For 2020

Professional Skills Tests Scrapped For 2020

After almost seven years of controversy, Nick Gibb, The Minister of State for School Standards, announced that QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Professional Skills Tests will be scrapped for the academic year starting in 2020. Here is why the Institute of Education here at the University of Cumbria believes this is great news for prospective students considering teaching.


Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tagged Education

11 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher

11 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher

From great job and career prospects to the power to inspire a whole generation, there are very few careers in the world that offer the personal pride, reward and satisfaction teaching can offer. In this article, we explore eleven reasons why you should consider becoming a teacher.


Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019

Tagged Education

Meet the Institute of Education Lecturers

Meet the Institute of Education Lecturers

Find out who will be teaching you on the Education degrees, how they got to where they are today and what advice they would give to their younger self.


Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019

Tagged Education

Funding available for teaching degrees

Funding available for teaching degrees

Teaching bursaries and finance support. If you're thinking about a career in teaching, you'll probably be checking out all the different routes into the profession and looking at different courses. One of your considerations will have to be how you pay for your course, your accommodation, and other expenses while you are studying.


Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019

Tagged Education

Who are the Primary Education Tutors

Who are the Primary Education Tutors

Meet the Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Tutors, find out where they studied, what motivates them to teach on the PGCE and what their personal hobbies are.


Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019

Tagged Education

How to manage a teacher’s workload

How to manage a teacher’s workload

Focusing on what teaching techniques are proven to make the most difference to students, and making the best use of teacher time, are the most effective actions to reduce workload. These also go hand-in-hand with encouraging better teaching. So what are some ways this can be achieved?


Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019

Tagged Education

“Teaching – it’s the best profession in the world”

“Teaching – it’s the best profession in the world”

Steafan was PE specialist with the Irish Football Association, now he is planning to go back and make a difference in his local schools.


Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tagged Education

Encouraging potential and to never stop believing - The Emily Thompson Story

Encouraging potential and to never stop believing - The Emily Thompson Story

Army Reservist, outdoor instructor for disadvantaged youth in America and TESOL teacher in South Korea, Emily Thompson had the world at her feet, but thanks to University of Cumbria found her dream job – in Morecambe.


Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tagged Education

How to become a primary school teacher

How to become a primary school teacher

Few careers combine a competitive salary, generous pension and the opportunity to be an inspiring role model for children. Obtaining a teaching qualification could be your first step to inspire and inform children during their primary education.


Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Tagged Education

5 Facts about Fusehill Street and Carlisle

5 Facts about Fusehill Street and Carlisle

To celebrate our upcoming Autumn Open Days, we're focusing on each of our campuses and giving you 5 fun facts about their locations. Today we look at Fusehill Street...


Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tagged Education, Student Life

How do you teach someone with SEND?

How do you teach someone with SEND?

Everyone deserves a high standard of education, but not everyone is able to access the education that is available to them. This may be because of physical barriers, mental barriers or social/cultural barriers. Whatever the reason though, it’s vitally important that no one feels left out because of their individual situation. That’s where you come in.


Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tagged Education