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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Good teaching is a lot more subtle than I realised and it can bring in a lot more of your own experience and that’s quite encouraging as a mature student
by Sophie Lomax
At the moment I am working at the International School of Curitiba, in Brazil, as a Pre-kindergarten teacher.
by Bianca Queiroz
We can’t expect the same social norms for people who live in different social contexts.
by Chisa Matsukawa
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
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
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
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
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
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 joined the United Nations in 1991 and worked for UNESCO for 18 years.
by Professor Rupert Donald Iain Maclean, AO
After five years of teaching, I was thrilled to be a student again.
by Sarah MacDonald
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
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’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
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
Collaboration is the key to successful teaching and learning. This is a great profession filled with passionate and enthusiastic people.
by Richard Kennett
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
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
Working for Hackney Learning Trust, the local education authority in East London, has to be one of my proudest achievements.
by Wing Yin Chan
I've worked with major organisations such as the European Space Agency, British Science Association, The Royal Institution, BBC and ITV.
by Matthew Tosh