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    I am hoping to apply to start PGCE soon, I was just wandering a couple of questions.

    Does student finance work the same as it does for undergraduate degrees for a PGCE course?

    Has anyone managed to do a PGCE course as well as having a part time job?

    Thank you in advanced!
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    (Original post by nottreece)
    I am hoping to apply to start PGCE soon, I was just wandering a couple of questions.

    Does student finance work the same as it does for undergraduate degrees for a PGCE course?

    Has anyone managed to do a PGCE course as well as having a part time job?

    Thank you in advanced!
    Yes it works the same but you could also be eligible for a government bursary depending on what your degree classification was.
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    I have just looked on the get into teaching website and I don't think I am eligible for extra funding because I am wanting to teach business and couldnt see this on the website.

    Thanks for your help
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    Personally, I'd be wary of the part-time job idea. I'm currently doing Schools Direct Maths, and just to put into perspective how heavy the workload can be, I work most evenings until 9pm and at least one day each weekend is given over to work (on lesson planning/marking/uni assignments etc). I really can't see where I would have time for a pat time job as well!
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    No time to work with the workload - hope that your subject makes you eligible for a bursary.

    If not, there's a few things I've been doing to make sure I have some income.

    Market Research - I complete surveys, they reward me with points and enough points equal a £15 Amazon voucher - last year I easily made £200 through this.

    Cashback - I use websites like Quidco to gain myself cashback on normal purchases, made £50 so far, which again can be paid to you via Amazon or bank and the app CheckoutSmart means I can buy some food/alcohol for free by uploading my receipt. (Made £35 so far)

    TES Resources - I've started making and selling resources on TES for my subject. So far I've made £30.

    It takes time, but it soon adds up.
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    (Original post by Findlay6)
    No time to work with the workload - hope that your subject makes you eligible for a bursary.

    If not, there's a few things I've been doing to make sure I have some income.

    Market Research - I complete surveys, they reward me with points and enough points equal a £15 Amazon voucher - last year I easily made £200 through this.

    Cashback - I use websites like Quidco to gain myself cashback on normal purchases, made £50 so far, which again can be paid to you via Amazon or bank and the app CheckoutSmart means I can buy some food/alcohol for free by uploading my receipt. (Made £35 so far)

    TES Resources - I've started making and selling resources on TES for my subject. So far I've made £30.

    It takes time, but it soon adds up.
    Hi Would you mind me asking what websites you used for market research - sounds like you did well out of this and it is somehting I'd be interested in for next year whilst I'm studying.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by eager2teach)
    Hi Would you mind me asking what websites you used for market research - sounds like you did well out of this and it is somehting I'd be interested in for next year whilst I'm studying.
    Thanks
    Ipsos/iap
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    YouGov

    There's loads, google it.
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    (Original post by Findlay6)
    No time to work with the workload - hope that your subject makes you eligible for a bursary.

    If not, there's a few things I've been doing to make sure I have some income.

    Market Research - I complete surveys, they reward me with points and enough points equal a £15 Amazon voucher - last year I easily made £200 through this.

    Cashback - I use websites like Quidco to gain myself cashback on normal purchases, made £50 so far, which again can be paid to you via Amazon or bank and the app CheckoutSmart means I can buy some food/alcohol for free by uploading my receipt. (Made £35 so far)

    TES Resources - I've started making and selling resources on TES for my subject. So far I've made £30.

    It takes time, but it soon adds up.
    Another option (if you're somewhere big) is to be a mystery shopper and get free food
 
 
 
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