Join a club or society and develop a range of skills that can boost your CV and help you stand out from the crowd.
University is often one of the best experiences in a person’s life. Not only do you have the chance to learn and progress in your chosen field, but you’ll also meet some amazing people and you’ll grow as a person. There’s so much more to university than just studying, so whether you’re a first or a third year, joining a club or society can really make your experience unforgettable. If we haven’t already convinced you here’s 5 reasons why you should join one…
A huge part of being a member of a club or society is the social element. You’ll have so many opportunities to bond with people who share common interests, and before you know it you’ll be life-long friends! From weekly meetings and fixtures to end of term tours, being a member will bring about countless social events.
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An inspiring blog, with some great ideas of Hope initiatives students can get involved in to add to their CV and future employability
Hi everyone. My name is Grace and I’m in my third year studying Media and Communication. I think it’s so important for students to get the most they can out of university, but sometimes it’s hard to find where to start. So, here are the ways I delved into university life.
In my second year at Hope I became a Student Ambassador and it has to be one of the best things I’ve done so far at university. It’s made me so much more confident in speaking to people that I don’t know, and enabled me to make new friends throughout the university. Any job on campus; which are advertised on Hope Works, is a great opportunity as it allows you to meet new people and gain skills in a variety of sectors. I never thought I’d have had the confidence to speak to school-age students about my learning journey…
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Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (England & Wales) opens for applications tomorrow, 8th October, so if you’re thinking of applying to teacher training to start in 2020 this blog is for you!
Research all your options
You can use the DfE search tool to find available options and research which routes would suit you. There are a number of ways to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so take a look at the routes available to you here and decide whether you’d prefer to be predominantly university-based or school-based while you train.
You get to apply to 3 choices in Apply 1 and if unsuccessful you can then apply to available courses one at a time in Apply 2.
With bursaries, scholarships and early career payments available you could receive up to £32,000 to train and teach. For more details of funding options available visit the Get into Teaching website.
You need to speak to your referees and check they’re happy to complete a reference before you apply. Your application won’t go to your provider until the references are complete so a chat with your referee ahead of time will ensure they’re not holding your application up.
If there’s something specific you’d like your referee to include you could politely remind them e.g. If you got school experience and helped at an after school club perhaps mention to the teacher you’ve asked to be your referee that you’ll include that in your statement and it would be useful if they could comment on that too.
This is the main element of your application so spend time on it. Think about why you want to teach, what experiences you’ve had to date, what extracurricular interests you have that might be relevant (drama, sports etc.). Try to engage the reader – they’ll be looking at a lot of personal statements!
One statement needs to cover all your choices, including possibly going through Apply 2 so cover specifics but keep it vague enough to cover all your options.
This week we have our ‘Teacher Training UCAS Express’ in the Employability Hub, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10.30 – 12.30 focused on UCAS support and help for Initial Teacher Training, SCITT, School Direct and PGCE applications.
For more advice and tips on what to include in your personal statement have a look at the UCAS guide.
Teacher Training at Liverpool Hope University
For more information about Initial Teacher Training here at Hope visit The School of Education webpages
Further support with your application
For more support, whether it’s deciding which route to apply for or additional help with your personal statement, drop into the Employability Hub or book a 1:1 career consultation by contacting the Careers Team at email@example.com