Those ideas came back to Madrid with me and have been part of my everyday teaching since then.
by Iciar Herrero
I have applied the experience and knowledge I gained at the Graduate School of Education to my career, my hobbies and my daily life.
by Paradee Minchainant
In terms of pedagogical practise, we have had loads of seminars and really interesting lectures on how to approach the National Curriculum and how best to teach different skills.
by Annie Myerscough
The people are so open and warm here.
by Rituraj Sewnandan
Culture is an indispensable part of language.
by Ma Tengfei
I thoroughly enjoyed the media and film aspect of the course in which we were able to develop our confidence when using ICT within the classroom.
by Patricia Kay Hanna
Studying at Bristol gave me greater confidence in the counselling service I was offering to my clients.
by Margaret Eugenia Ogier
The University of Bristol is a world-renowned university with exceptional support for international students.
by Parveena Khanijou
When I returned to Japan to teach English at college and in companies, I was able to offer clearer explanations for students with regard to their errors, anxieties and motivations.
by Yoshie Yamagishi
Seeing my students develop through learning makes me proud.
by Dhitta Puti Sarasvati Ramli
Moving from engineering to psychology was a huge jump for me. Since the MEd I have gained my doctorate in counselling psychology, and have been working within the NHS for the past two years.
by Matt Wardley
I thought it would be really interesting to study more about technology and education because it is something very new in Greece.
by Eleni Anna Skoulikari
Thanks to my MSc TESOL from the Graduate School of Education, I am now a senior lecturer at Bangkok University
by John Fisher
Although the course was challenging, it fuelled my thirst for knowledge and opened up to me the vast amount of psychological theory that surrounds individuals, education systems and the policies that control them within our society.
by Angharad Jones
The MSc in Science & Education is unique in that it is a cross-faculty initiative being taught by the Faculty of Science as well as the Graduate School of Education.
by Dr Jocelyn Wishart
I enjoyed the fact that Bristol is a multicultural university and I met and worked with people from many different parts of the world.
by Lynda Dawson
I was delighted when I received a South West Doctoral Training Centre, Economic and Social Research Council studentship award to do a PhD at the Graduate School of Education.
by Julie Betenson
My proudest achievement since leaving Bristol has been helping Harry Conroy get his ‘C’ in English. My next plan is to help Harry’s sister get a ‘C’ in English so she can go to university.
by Adam Teasdale
I am currently the State Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the State of Eastern Equatoria, Republic of South Sudan.
by Hon. Sam Felix Makuja
Bristol is my academic and intellectual home. I will graduate, leave and head towards a more complex world; I will never stop exploring.
by Qing Wang
I have worked in a variety of policy roles within Ofsted, local government and, more recently, at the Higher Education Funding Council.
by Anna Edwards
It was a good time to be learning about education and Bristol was a good place to be doing it.
by Steve Shann
I have more than twenty years’ experience in teaching and teacher training in Greece, the UK and at the British Council, Bahrain, and have taught graduate courses as a visiting professor at Saint Michael's College, Vermont, US.
by Christine Irvine-Niakaris
What are we going to do with all this knowledge?
by Andres & Bernardita Munoz Chereau
From my experience in youth work I found I really got a lot out of the pastoral side of relating to teenagers.
by Matthew Clemas
I came to Bristol to improve myself and others through education and the MEd taught me the best way to achieve this.
by Guillermo Levy Sanders
The year that I spent in Bristol was one of the best years of my life.
by Rasha Mashmoushi
I felt empowered to follow my own interests, rely on my own reasoning and be critical about scientific information by looking for supporting evidence.
by Teodora Valkanova
Counselling is a very broad area. You may want to ask yourself which area you are really interested in. Then go for it!
by Lan Tran
Bristol is brilliant. There’s such a big mix. There is everything you want to do.
by Daniel Cooper
Studying at the Graduate School of Education: A personal perspective
by Helen Aberdeen
I shall use the knowledge that I’ve got here to change the lives of other people.
by Constance Nyamikola
It is never too old to go back to school and pursue a higher degree. I found that my prior work experience as a classroom teacher enriched and complemented my learning experience in Bristol.
by Yann Shiou Ong
My stay at Bristol was a memorable one in many respects
by Dame Pearlette Louisy
It is very satisfying to be able to apply what I learned during my Master’s to designing what I hope are good courses and good teaching materials.
by Dominic O'Dwyer
I wish I could close my eyes and just go back for a little while!
by Marilena Kitsaki
As a Catholic nun, l work with young people in the parish. I chose the Master’s in Counselling because l have a special interest in working with young girls who are facing difficulties in their lives.
by Antoinette Adzoa Abiwu
When I came back to Chile I was involved in the construction of the national learning standards and the new curriculum.
by Maximiliano Moder
I am proud to be the youngest House Tutor at King’s Worcester. I am enjoying my current managerial role and really like being able to influence children’s lives in an organisational sense.
by Josh Hand
From quite tentative beginnings, I have reflected, observed and worked my way up to Head of English in an International School in fewer than seven years.
by Emma Hamilton
Beginning my 17 hour journey from Malaysia to Bristol I was faced with a mixture of emotions about what I was about to discover in a foreign land.
by Dr Elizabeth Anthony
At the moment I am working at the International School of Curitiba, in Brazil, as a Pre-kindergarten teacher.
by Bianca Queiroz
Studying at Bristol has provided me with plenty of knowledge and experience to share with people in Brunei and I hope I will be able to bring about positive changes in education.
by Yvonne Chin Chen Yong
It’s now been nearly 2 years since I was appointed Head of Languages at St Mark’s School in Bath and I’m proud of what I have achieved over the past few years.
by Jenny Colin
We can’t expect the same social norms for people who live in different social contexts.
by Chisa Matsukawa
Bristol is a city in which you can totally immerse yourself in a profound academic environment.
by Yu-Fang Yang
My proudest achievement since leaving the University of Bristol was being invited to share examples of formative assessment, which were held up as exemplary by OFSTED, with Heads of Departments.
by Sarah Hill
The Graduate School of Education introduced me to some inspirational thinkers, such as Guy Claxton, and this made me realise that I wanted to develop a career within Higher Education.
by Adele Gardner
Lisa, would you like to give it a go?
by Lisa Azzopardi
In 1964, when she died, Helen Wodehouse was still the only woman to have held a Chair in this University and it was in 1964 that the decision was taken to name the new Graduate School of Education building in Berkeley Square after her.
by Helen Wodehouse
Here, in Afghanistan, I’m incredibly proud that we have been able to bring primary education to thousands of children.
by Jennifer Blinkhorn
The theories I read at Bristol and the realities I see hear in Nigeria are culminating to what I want to do in my PhD
by Kingsley Arinze Nworah
Our work received news coverage from New Scientist, FOCUS, Nature and, more recently, Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
by Chung Yen Looi
Studying for a MEd and getting a job as a researcher were the inspiration for applying for a PhD.
by Katherine Button
John Budd influenced the rest of my teaching career, including teaching German very visually by kicking wastepaper bins to emphasis teaching ‘ich bin’ (I am) to beginners.
by Elisabeth Lazarus
His words at the time: “you will make an excellent teacher, Carmen” often resonated in my mind throughout that year and gave me encouragement.
by Carmen Meira-Garcia
Education is more than just literacy or maths or science. It’s how you can build a fair inclusive, equalitarian society.
by Mauricio Nurcellas
I am the coordinator of a Bilingual project at a school in Madrid and am trying to apply what I learnt at Bristol – not only from the course, but from my colleagues and friends – to my teaching.
by María Merino Vidueros
My academic journey has led me not only to find my own voice as a researcher, but to become very comfortable with myself as a practitioner and as a person.
by Rosie Helyar
After working for three and a half years in the Events’ Industry, I have finally found my dream job in a Greek company called Agro-Know Technologies.
by Angeliki Papageorgiou
Lad from small town in South Wales attends the University of Bristol and now teaches at one of the best schools in Bristol! Loves Bristol and loves teaching!
by Rik Miles
I have worked in publishing for a big international publisher; been a teacher, a teacher trainer and curricula designer; and run a language school. Bristol has equipped me well.
by Patritsia Andrioti
My time at Bristol has taught me that I am a good writer and now my life in America is opening up new possibilities.
by Rachel McClary
The MSc not only gave me valuable insights on ICT and learning but also some wonderful practice opportunities.
by Lu Jing
It’s an enormous responsibility but obviously it’s a great feeling for you to be able to influence somebody’s life and really change it for the better hopefully.
by Charlotte Benton
I think what stands out the most is the quality of the professors’ teaching and the respect they show for varying points of view within the field of TESOL.
by William Murray
I joined the United Nations in 1991 and worked for UNESCO for 18 years.
by Professor Rupert Donald Iain Maclean, AO
I would like to develop a research profile that looks at transitional small states.
by Terra Sprague
I wanted another perspective on the psychology of education, other than that from the University in Chile.
by Barbara Hernandez
All these achievements can be attributed to the academic integrity, the research abilities and all the educational and cultural experiences that I acquired in my four and half years at Bristol, some of the best years of my life.
by Kai Ren
After five years of teaching, I was thrilled to be a student again.
by Sarah MacDonald
My proudest achievement since my study is being editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT), published by IGI Global, USA.
by Dr Bin Zou
Today whenever I look at her, I feel a deep sense of personal pride for what I perceive as my ‘double accomplishment’ – the start of an academic career and my role as a mom – I am Dr Mom.
by Shawanda Stockfelt
The course provided a good foundation in research methods, while satisfying my curiosity in regard to my topics of interest.
by Venetia Rothwell
I used what I learned at the GSOE to prepare a proposal for the British Council; I was lead technical writer for the evaluation of an education development program in Southern Pakistan.
by Sughra Choudhry Khan
After completing my study at Graduate School of Education, I got an opportunity to work for an international NGO in South Sudan and for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
by Momoko Muramatsu
How will the slogan ‘education for all’ really become true?
by Avik Banerjee
The MEd enabled me to see how administrative and other approaches are applied in practice and how these can be adapted for the conditions in Kazakhstan.
by Kundyz Mukatayeva
The Graduate School of Education changed my life. I now do something that I never would have thought possible five years ago.
by Nicholas Henry Bartlett
I was ordained the first female Turks and Caicos Islander Methodist Presbyter.
by Reverend Julia Elizabeth Williams
I’m really proud of having managed to incorporate the idea of narrative ideas and practices into stammering therapy.
by Jan Logan
I owe a huge amount to the staff of the PGCE Science department as they inspire, teach, calm and excite all in a single day.
by Adam Hickey
As a child I attended the local primary school on Grand Turk and have recently retired from the position of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture - Turks and Caicos Islands Government
by Beatrice Louise Fulford
My proudest achievement since completing my studies has been acting as a PGCE mentor myself; training two new teachers and seeing them grow.
by David Harris
Some of the happiest days of my working life.
by Beryl Collins
I returned to my home country after submitting my dissertation and received a job offer in the following week. I have been working as a Principal since then, running an international high school in Guangdong Province, China.
by Li Fang
I especially enjoyed the first part of the MEd that allowed me as a current practitioner to reflect on and extend the understanding of my work in terms of current theories in psychology.
by Catherine Kimaro
The University of Bristol is the best choice for students from developing countries, like me, as it equips them with the real skills required to develop their countries.
by Peter Vuni
I will have tools to help the students understand the relationship they have with the English language and their own identities.
by Ines Castro & Marcella Caquisane
My aversion to anything mathematical was completely changed during my time at the Graduate School of Education and, for the first time, I enjoyed learning statistics.
by Sika Akoto
The experience at the Graduate School of Education made me realise that individuals have the power to change the things they don't like in their own countries or anywhere in the world.
by Berta Torras Vila
Collaboration is the key to successful teaching and learning. This is a great profession filled with passionate and enthusiastic people.
by Richard Kennett
My time at Bristol was definitely the best year of my life. It was an enjoyable and highly memorable experience!
by Yuan Gao
My proudest achievement has been contributing to Kenya’s new constitution through my research on Free Primary Education Policy.
by Kenneth Kipruto Chelimo
I came to this not knowing what to expect, but it’s like having a little family you can rely on.
by Leanne Gallagher
The link that the University has with the schools is so important. If I am struggling, the school will contact the university straight away and my tutor will contact me to ask if I’m ok.
by Ravendeep Kaur
Career change = Life change
by Emily Commander
Having the background of working with international students is really valuable.
by Meg Nielsen
I presented my paper at five international conferences during my PhD study, from Asia and Europe to North America.
by Tingting Yuan
It took a long time, but I eventually got there.
by Jane Canning
Another wonderful place in Bristol is the Bristol International Student Centre.
by Li Ma
Worthwhile is the word stands out, it was really worthwhile undertaking the Masters.
by Emma Navin
Today I am a Special Education Needs Teacher in one of the most reputed schools in India. I cater to the social, emotional and learning needs of many children and I couldn’t have asked for a better job.
by Ridhi Makarh
Working for Hackney Learning Trust, the local education authority in East London, has to be one of my proudest achievements.
by Wing Yin Chan
In comparing my experience at the University of Bristol with other institutions in UK, I think Bristol has a very high standard of teaching.
by Huang Shan
The journey that led me to discover the kind of teacher I always wanted to be.
by Effrosyni Stamatopoulou
We have computers but, when we put them in the classroom, will they actually improve learning?
by Ben Seema
I've worked with major organisations such as the European Space Agency, British Science Association, The Royal Institution, BBC and ITV.
by Matthew Tosh