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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

At the Carnegie School of Education, we have a varied course portfolio to match the expectations and aspirations of all students. Whether it's studying to gain Qualified Teacher Status, to kick start your career in the world of education or changing career direction. We deliver programmes which engage our students and support professional development through the direct application of theory to practice.  We strive to provide each and every student with as many opportunities as possible to hone and nurture your talents. Our Student Partnership Strategy enables students to collaborate with us on course design, teaching evaluation and research projects, ensuring the student voice is at the heart of our school.

Student Support and Opportunities

Your academic studies are important to us, but so is your well-being. Our aim is to continue the support that has been invaluable throughout secondary school education. The Course Administration and Pastoral Team offers a range of support. The Pastoral Team is located in Carnegie Hall, Room G03 and a number of drop in session are available here.

You can also call 0113 8123539 or email:
teachertraining@leedsbeckett.ac.uk  | education@leedsbeckett.ac.uk | childhood@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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. 

Partnerships

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.

Facilities

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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