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Alumni Stories: Jessica English


In this new series of posts, we’ll be looking at what our former students do after they graduate in History at the University of Gloucestershire. It will demonstrate the various types of employment history graduates can go into, providing some useful guides for existing students, but also highlight the fascinating journeys of our graduates. This story comes from Jessica English (Class of 2016).

Following from gaining my undergraduate degree in history, I went on studying to become a trainee teacher through a SCITT programme, which was a year long and involves up 80% teaching in the final term. In July 2017 I gained my NQT status and was given my own class in a primary school in Ingrave the following September. Studying History at the University of Gloucestershire gave me the experience I needed for this course. It taught me a significant amount on time management, how to persevere if you do not get something the first time around, and how to write academically. I am now in my final term of teaching and I have loved (nearly!) every minute of it. The skills that I acquired and then developed through both of my courses, I have continued to use in my career.

If you are an Alumni in History and you would like to contribute, please contact Christian O’Connell coconnell@glos.ac.uk

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