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Student Experience

Student experience

Carnegie Education Blog
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Find out more about the Carnegie School of Education through the voice of our staff and students.
Placements and Career Development
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Gaining professional experience is key and so all of our undergraduate courses include placements.

The Student Experience

We’re committed to providing the best student experience we can. Of course our teaching is high quality, with academic staff who bring together extensive professional experience with cutting edge research. We also have our own dedicated Pastoral Team who have been trained in everything from finance to mental health and can support you whenever difficulties arise. But we go further than that. We want our students to be involved in every aspect of the School and so we introduced our Student Partnership Strategy that enables students to collaborate with us on course design, teaching evaluation and research projects. We even have students acting as mentors to the School Leadership Team to make sure we’re constantly improving the students experience. 

Student Support and Opportunities

Your academic studies are important to us, but so is your well-being. The Course Administration and Pastoral Team offer a range of support and are here to help you. Come along to Carnegie Hall G03 for more information.

Placements / Careers

Gaining professional experience is key and so all of our undergraduate courses include placements. But our placements are more than just work experience: our students work in organisations on real projects that have real impact. From honing your teaching skills in a wide range of schools to working for charities on food poverty projects, from working on a social change team to building leadership skills in nurseries, our placements will give you the skills that set you apart in a competitive job market. We’ll also provide you with outstanding support to build your career, helping to develop your professional skills from week one, with sessions on digital identities, networking, entrepreneurialism and interview skills. 


At the Carnegie School of Education, we build strong and meaningful partnerships with schools, community organisations, professional bodies and education providers to enhance the experience our students get while they study with us. Many of the organisations we work with can offer placements to our students.


Over the next five years our University will be investing £200 million in campus developments, which covers a wide range of projects across our campuses. Work is now complete on our new Carnegie Teacher Education Building. The two storey teaching facility will be used solely by our teacher training courses and comprises a number of spaces which mimic real-life nursery and primary school settings. All the classrooms have been designed to model both primary and early-years learning environments, which will allow our teaching students to investigate the impact of the environment on learning, teaching and assessment. It will also enable the students to work with children from local schools who will be able to visit for Carnegie School of Education aspiration and project days in a cutting edge, bespoke environment.
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