Student Perspective | Elsa and Demi | PGCE

Elsa and Demi share their experiences of studying with us
27th January 2021
Elsa Baldacchino (EB) and Demi Green (DG) are students on the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

What is your experience of being a student in Gibraltar?

EB: Studying at home gives me more time to spend with my family.

DG: Love it! The ability to complete the PGCE whilst at home is amazing.

What do you like about your programme?

EB: Practical sessions are the part of the programme I most enjoy.

DG: The structure of the programme in general. There is a balance of time in uni and at placement. As well as, the constant support offered to me.

What is your experience of teaching and learning at the University?

EB: Great level of support

DG: Having just finished an UG degree in the UK, I can say the level of professionalism shown by the team is remarkable. Ive found the style of teaching is very engaging and modern. Lecturers are extremely supportive and really go out of their way to assist you in anything you need.

What would you say to a student thinking of applying to the University?

EB: You get more support than in UK universities

DG: Do it! Being able to study in Gibraltar is a unique opportunity, both for locals who get to stay home, and for those from abroad who will get to experience how unique we are!

If you have completed a placement, where did you go? What did you do? How did you find it?

EB: Placement at St. Paul’s school arranged by the university. It was a fantastic experience.

DG: Placement is part of the PGCE. I was placed at a local secondary school and found the support from both the university team and school team was over the top. The guidance I have received during my first placement as a trainee teacher has allowed me to grow as a teacher.

  • PGCE

    Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

    The course has been designed and delivered in partnership with the Department of Education in Gibraltar and seeks to provide students with the opportunity to become effective teachers in the education profession.[...]

    1 Year

    Yes Placement option

    Full Time

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