Class of 2018
The University of Cumbria is the It is the only university in the country that offers this course. I have a passion for working with Special Needs so this was my best option.
Emma Stewart, originally from Northern Ireland, Studied Primary Education (5-11): Inclusion with SEND (with QTS).
I have a passion for working with SEN/disabled people. This course couldn’t have suited me better and allows me to stand out when applying for jobs as I have the specialism.
The interview days are really useful they gave a great insight into the course and what it would involve.
I am currently working in a unit in a mainstream school which has surpassed my expectations. It includes all the morals of my degree catering towards SEN but also ensuring inclusion as integration takes place, my class are consistently involved in the community of the school. I have so many special moments last week a nonverbal student spoke for the first time, then I got a message from a parent telling me their child had done something independently for the first time ever - he wrote his name and drew a picture of himself. His family were delighted and I will keep the message he sent for the rest of my life.
Choose Cumbria University, it is an intimate setting, it is small enough for your lecturers to know you and care about your progress but large enough for a good social life.
The campus turned out to have very easy to access. One flight from Belfast and one train and I was back to the city centre of Lancaster. Sometimes door to door in less time than my English friends took getting home.