Benz and Jenny, two students from Malvern St James Girls’ school who just completed their GCSEs, did a work experience placement here, at uni. Here’s what they thought about it:
Should I stay or should I go? Many second year students face this struggle- asking themselves whether they should go on a placement year or finish the University and focus on building their career and getting a graduate job after.
There isn’t a wrong or right answer for that, but from my personal experience, I’d say: go! Here are the advantages.
Placement can be a stressful time, especially if you’re not organised throughout. I’ve put together a few useful tips on how to keep stress levels to a minimum and increase productivity levels.
Some may ask, what are you on about with this? Or, why did you not take a Business-related placement? I found the vacancy the day before the deadline and I finished my entire application 2 […]
Life as a primary PGCE student can be summed up in one word… busy. Don’t get me wrong I love what I’m doing but it is the busiest thing I have ever had to do – guess it’ll just make it more worthwhile at the end of it!
My first PGCE teaching placement was an amazing experience and the children definitely made it for me. As some points, it was the hardest 8 weeks I have ever had, but at the same time it also had some of the most rewarding times of my life in it.
Lots of people have spoken about how important it is to get work experience in your chosen future career to show future employers that you are passionate and committed about the field.
This week has been my last week of PGCE lectures before my 8 week school placement! This scares the life out of me because it’s what the past five years of A-Levels and University Degree has been working towards. This just means that I have to put my all into it and make the most of every day on school placement as I only have 8 weeks!!