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Adam Jobling

Career Path: Supply Teacher, Vision For Education
Location: Durham, UK

I work as a supply teacher in Secondary Schools in the North East. I qualified as a Secondary Maths teacher last year at Durham University. I chose this path as I enjoy being in the classroom and interacting with the students, however I struggled with the workload last year, so decided to go into supply teaching as it required less planning. 

What are you doing now?Adam Jobling

Supply teaching in the North east

It was the only (but best) offer I received, the bursary was a nice incentive and I wanted to stay in the North East, specifically in Newcastle.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Studying at Northumbria was good. There was a nice mix of lectures and seminars. The team projects modules were good but sometimes not everyone would pull their weight which was frustrating at times.

What was the best thing about your course?

The interactions with lecturers were always positive and allowed for a positive working environment.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

It gained me the Maths qualification required to complete my PGCE.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Maths and the confidence to go into teaching,

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The social life that came with living in Newcastle city centre.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Do it. Enjoy it. It's the best university in the best city in the world.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Went too quick.

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