(Original post by shadow_alexw)
I am applying to start studying for a degree in primary education with QTS in September and the above university/campus has come up on UCAS.
Ive never heard of this campus before and cannot really find much out about it, other than you can use the Queen Mary University library.
So does anyone have any more information, have applied there, or have studied there?
Thanks a lot
If you're doing teaching you'll probably end up in lancaster campus but i may be wrong... thats where im studying primary education in september. i think it may depend on your second subject e.g maths etc. if im right its the one in London and doesnt really do the teaching side, i think you will only use it if you're doing placements in London/doing an art subject.
Im now at the University of Cumbria - Tower Hamlets doing Primary Education with QTS, the building is based in Tower Hamlets Professional Development Centre which is near Mile End station. Only a small amount of students in comparison to other unis but the library is equipped well for us as the university gives the buildings library a copy of our reading list.
Probably a dozen if that university of cumbria staff and as a result you can only specialise in mathematics or english.
Lectures are in 2 hour blocks and due to their being only a few lecturers it is quite personal, in what i would call a proper school classroom lol.
First time ever this year the site has a representative student that liases with the students union at the main campus and at the moment we are trying to arrange a mini students union down here and organise trips etc.
In general im pleased with the university so far, the lecturers are always willing to chat and its a very friendly place. The majority of students are Bangladeshi due to the area but there are a few White British students and a few mature students.
If you need any more info just let me know and ill do my best to help as I'm a Student Representative for my course in year 1
I have an interview for the pgce course at tower hamlets next week and came across this when looking for information. Just wondering how you find the area, student life and how you went about finding accomodation? I know I haven't even got in yet but I like to be prepared... Thanks a million!
Seeing from above messages, i see you attended an interview with Cumbria for primary pgce.
Did you have it at Tower Hamlets campus? That's where mine is
I have an interview coming up, i would ever be so grateful if you don't mind and could help me out, giving any tips for the process of interview.
Tips on how I could prepare for the educational debate, what to talk about etc...
Can I give you my personal email add and maybe you could email there, its just easier. As i haven't really used this student room before. But you prefer to reply here, then that's fine as well. Mod edit: please do not post your e-mail address on the public forum
I hope to hear from you soon.
I greatly appreciate any help given
still haven't heard anything yet. so fingers crossed for interview. i know the interview has three parts
a group discussion
a 10 min question about an educational issue
and then another 10 min interview
do you have any advice on the interview?
what educational issue did you choose and what was the group discussion?
what does it mean by discuss an effective classroom? is it lead in any way?
hope you can help,
I was wondering if you kindly help as you have been to the pgce interview at Cumbria, My interview is coming up.
I just wanted to also ask what current issue/debate on education did you speak about?
what would you suggest? Im really stuck on what to talk about or where could I research ides on what to talk about.