Case Study

Richard McCullough


The world of teaching is a very complex and demanding sector. This is shown throughout the process of becoming a teacher, from the application process and right through the PGCE year. The process and experience I have gone through with the University has been fantastic. This excellence begins at the application process, the welcoming nature of my interviewer immediately helped the interview become a successful one, ultimately resulting in a place on the PGCE course.

I had researched and read blogs from current and past trainee teachers taking the PGCE route into teaching. From my research, I imagined the year would be challenging and demanding pushing me to levels that I had not experienced before, and I was not wrong. The support, preparation and access to close professional contact with the Programme Leader was the key driver of success to the PGCE Business. The overall teaching course experience could be summed up using many carefully chosen words, however, I would sum it up as the “best thing I have ever done” it’s been an excellent experience and one which I would certainly recommend."

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