We are a programme that believes in change and transformation. Firstly, of you, our future students. We hope to inspire you to be the change you wish to see in the world….
Our first year core modules (six in total - see course details) are all about encouraging you to start thinking about some of the fundamental questions and issues you think matters when it comes to ‘What kind of Society do you wish to live in?’ What are the purposes of Education in achieving that kind of society? What can we do to ensure the best learning communities for all people? What are the attitudes and values underpinning past and current education, and the schools and learning which you would wish to foster? How significant is education for a sustainable world for our future and those of our children and children’s children? What are the changes you wish to see? What agent of change could you be?
How do we inspire and support our students?
BA (Hons) Education graduate Liz Staples
Supporting you all the way
We are known to be a very supportive team.
We make sure you have a Personal Tutor through each of the three years, they are your first port of call and we work hard to build good relationships with you to ease coming to talk to us – we know the importance of having a sense of belonging and connection to staff, as well as to your peers.
We also work closely with other departments that can provide specialist support, e.g. funding advice, assessment processes to diagnose different disability needs, counselling and wellbeing services, one to one meetings with our very helpful assigned Careers and Employment worker if you want to get a job whist a student, as well as when you leave the course.
Your academic development is also at the forefront of our efforts; there are times when additional tutorials can help, especially with developing writing styles, working with research chapters and papers, and preparing and structuring your work. Many of our more advanced students (third years and post graduates) work as mentors in the very friendly Writing Café.
We make sure you meet some of the people working there and, again, feel confident to build good relationships with them.
There is also the Student Hub – the heart of student help and information, with a one stop shop so you can access any of the support services you need.
If you are ever in doubt, tutors on the programme can help you access the Hub and get to see the right people.