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Anna Millward

Peterlee, UK

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

PGCE Primary Education


Anna Millward wanted to fulfil her childhood ambition of being a Nursery or Primary School Teacher and chose Sunderland to study her degree due to the friendly welcome she received at an open day. She is currently studying PGCE Primary Education after completing BA (Hons) Childhood Studies.

I wanted to come to university to fulfil my childhood ambition of being a Nursery or Primary School Teacher. Sunderland was my first choice – I had attended various open days in the North East and Sunderland had a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

I enjoyed studying this course – lectures delivered by experts in the field gave valuable and detailed insights into current and previous critical situations, while the practical side of the course allowed me to gain experience directly with children through a variety of placements. I found these particularly important and useful for applying the theories I had learned to a real-life setting.

After I graduated, I applied for and progressed onto the PGCE Primary Education course. I was happy and ready to continue, knowing that I would receive support and guidance from the teaching staff. I would definitely recommend BA (Hons) Childhood Studies to anyone whose ambition is to work with children but want to keep their options open. It provides so many opportunities for knowledge development in different professional directions and has definitely been influential for me reaching my future goals.”

Published 19 February 2020

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