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HELPING KIDS THRIVE

GEORGIA. TEACHING.

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Georgia's Story


Nurturing children's imaginations as a teacher is one of Georgia's goals. See more about UC is helping her to achieve this.

Our placements give us lots of hands-on experience too. We get to be part of a school community and see all aspects of how education works.

The education programme at UC is fantastic. It's so collaborative. The lectures don’t have you just sitting and listening, they’re filled with lively conversation and discussion.

What inspired you to study teaching?

I absolutely love working with kids. They have such an infectious energy. As a teacher I really want to nurture children’s imaginations, to encourage them to be creative and ask questions.

What have you enjoyed most about your degree so far?

The education programme at UC is fantastic. It's so collaborative. The lectures don’t have you just sitting and listening, they’re filled with lively conversation and discussion. Our placements give us lots of hands-on experience too. We get to be part of a school community and see all aspects of how education works.

You’ve done some musical theatre on the side – sounds fun!

When I first started at UC a friend suggested I audition for a show. I'd never done a musical before but I love dancing and performing so I thought I'd give it a go. Now I've been on the MUSOC exec for three years and I've done seven shows!

Favourite show?

Grease. I was Cha Cha. It was so much fun!

What’s it like being on an exec?

It’s a real opportunity to develop my leadership skills. I had never honed in on that before. Working collaboratively with people who are passionate about producing shows has been amazing.

What makes UC special?

The opportunity to be involved in clubs, to study something you're interested in and to meet diverse people from all walks of life. It all adds up to a truly incredible experience. I love that I get to express a personal passion alongside getting my degree. If there's something you're interested in beyond your studies, you can pursue it here.

How have you changed at UC?

My confidence has skyrocketed. In my degree I feel valued and listened to, and I’ve gained the courage to speak up and share my ideas. Back at high school I used to be very self-conscious but here at UC I’ve been given the space to flourish.

Number one tip for newcomers?

Get involved with the clubs. That’s where you get to meet like-minded people with similar interests and aspirations to you.