Minister meets top teaching graduates at University of Manchester

by | 19 Dec 2017 | PGCE Updates | 0 comments

Congratulations to all those that graduated from the University of Manchester on Thursday 14 December 2017.

It was great to see so many of you and hear your news about life as a teacher.

After the graduation, School Standards Minister Nick Gibb met with past trainees, including Harriett Gaynor and Jonathan Shortman to hear first-hand about their teaching experiences.

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said:

It was a pleasure to meet so many talented graduates, whose enthusiasm reinforced my belief that great teachers can help ensure every young person reaches their potential.

Harriett Gaynor said:

I studied for a PGCE in Physics because I have a passion for science and I want to get that across to younger generations. The course leaders have been excellent, providing the support I needed throughout my time at Manchester. I chose the University of Manchester as it is one of the only places to offer a Physics SKE course which helped me to achieve my ambition of becoming a teacher.

Jonathan Shortman said:

I’ve graduated with a PGCE in Business Economics. I came into teaching to motivate young people to be inspired to get into business and economics. I’ve been supported by subject mentors in schools and staff at the university. The University of Manchester is one of the few universities to offer the specialist PGCE course I wanted to do. The vast majority of my cohort have secured employment within the PGCE year.

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