Services and facilities
Staff in the School of Education recognise the need for effective support whether you are studying on campus or at distance. Students are, therefore, provided with a range of services to support you academically and pastorally.
Students on the postgraduate courses will each be assigned a personal tutor who has a special interest in the degree.
Personal Development Plans (PDP)
Personal Development Plans (PDP) help you to monitor and plan your academic and personal skills development.
They are designed to prompt reflection and raise awareness of the skills you have developed through your studies and elsewhere by:
Helping you plan and manage your own learning and development Raising your awareness of the transferable skills employers are looking for when hiring graduates Prompting discussion with your personal tutor and improve communication between you.
If you are studying on campus, networked computers are available for student use at a range of sites around the university. These include:
- the Humanities Devas Street Building (home of the School of Education)
- the Kilburn Building (home of the Manchester University IT Services)
- the University Library
- Owens Park
Wireless facilities are also available around the campus and within the Humanities Devas Street building if you want to bring and use your own laptops.
As email is the prime means of communication between staff and students all students are given a personal email account which is accessible both on and off campus.
Students may also set up their own web page on a University file-server to develop and publish their academic work.
The principal law book collection is in the main John Rylands University Library, where there is a substantial collection of books and periodicals including the most extensive range of electronic resources of any UK Higher Education library.
For students studying at distance, the electronic library service means that they have regular and efficient access to library resources from their home base. A distance learning loan service is also available.
Inter-library loans can be arranged for postgraduate students if a particular book is not available in the Manchester libraries.
The inter-library loans service can be used to obtain books from another library in Britain or overseas and it is possible to arrange for students to visit other libraries if necessary.
Our courses are diverse, and Manchester Education graduate career destinations are equally varied. Our courses offer a range of specialist opportunities to enable students to take up specific posts in teaching, educational leadership, teacher training and development, educational technology, counseling. Many move on to influential positions in their institutions, or in educational authorities and ministries. A good number of our students move on to higher research degrees.
Our Careers Service provides guidance on careers in the UK and overseas. Voted best in the UK for the past four years, the service not only offers help with career choice and job-hunting, but can also help you to develop skills and experience that employers look for.
- Experienced careers consultants;
- Tailored support and events for international students;
- Opportunities for part-time jobs, work experience, postgraduate positions and voluntary work in the UK and overseas;
- Comprehensive careers information online and in campus-based resource centres, including dedicated postgraduate resources;
- Careers fairs;
- Skills development programmes and workshops.
You can get support to make that next step, from help with job applications, to guidance on a whole host of postgraduate research options.
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