PGCE success for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate Teaching Assistants Fifteen Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) have formally received qualifications from the University of Wolverhampton to further their teaching careers.

The GTAs have all successfully completed their Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for Post-Compulsory Education to enable them to teach in higher or further education.

The University’s pioneering GTA scheme was launched last year, with the participants working alongside faculty staff to provide additional support for students.

The group studied while working and received their PGCE awards at a Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing graduation ceremony at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre on Saturday September 19.

Dean of Academic Development, Dr Alexandra Hopkins, who is leading the initiative, said: “We are very proud of our GTAs. They embraced the opportunity to learn while they were working and are a credit to the University.”

The GTA role includes teaching, face to face drop-in sessions, online help and assistance with writing, technical and study skills.

Up to five GTAs are based in each University faculty in varying subject areas and supervised by a senior academic. They will now have the opportunity to undertake a placement in one of the University’s partner schools or colleges.

For more information about the GTA scheme please visit www.wlv.ac.uk/gta

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