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A first year experience of a teacher training student

Primary Education with QTS Student - Gabby Tooze

We spoke to Gabby during her first year to find out what it had been like:

Gabby Tooze

"If I could give you some advice for your first year, it would be to push yourself out of your comfort zone and get to know people on your course. Also, don’t be afraid to take advantage of the services BCU has available and seek support if you need it.

You’re going to have so much fun and learn so much. I hope to see you on campus soon!"

day in the life - teacher training - 9.30am

Meet with friends to walk to Uni. Living in Belgrave View student accommodation means it’s only a short 25 to 30-minute walk.

day in the life - teacher training - 10am

First lecture of the day! A subject-specific module, English and Modern Foreign Languages.

day in the life - teacher training - 11am

We visit the Library of Birmingham to look at their children’s book collection.

day in the life - teacher training - 12pm

Lunchtime! There is the canteen, where hot and cold food is served. However, today I had lunch at The Social Kitchen, the Students' Union café bar.

day in the life - teacher training - 5pm

Off to the library to get some work done. There is a great section of children’s books that you can borrow and use on your placements.

day in the life - teacher training - 7pm

Meet with a friend from my course for food in Chinatown. You’re spoilt for choice in Birmingham when it comes to eating out, and with most places being within walking distance it makes trying new places really easy!