Train to Teach Open Evening

Block 2, Dubai International Academic City, P.O. Box: 73000, University of Birmingham Dubai
Alumni, Dubai Campus, Exhibitions, International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Open Day, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
Tuesday 13th March 2018 (16:00-18:30)
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The University of Birmingham School of Education was founded in 1896, and we have an outstanding reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in a wide range of areas of education practise and policy. We have a long tradition of providing high-quality teacher training programmes in Primary and Secondary education at the University of Birmingham.

Join us at our Train to Teach Open Evening to find out more about the PGCE programmes that we offer all of which have been approved by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority KHDA.

The session will give you the opportunity to speak to our staff and alumni and discover more about how you can become a qualified teacher and transform the lives of children.

We will be hosting interactive workshops, along with guest speakers from our partner schools and you will also be able to find out more about the exclusive scholarships that are on offer. Register for your place today.

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Proposed Timetable

Time Topic Speaker/Staff
Throughout the evening Refreshments  
Throughout the evening Application advice workshop with qualification checks for offer holders  Dr Christine Szwed, Yvonne Dwyer
Throughout the evening

Subject stands:

  • Primary
  • Secondary Maths
  • Secondary English
  • Secondary Science 


  • Alison Broad
  • Mary O’Connor
  • Dr Celia Greenway
  • Dr Sandy Wilkinson
16:30 Introduction Talk University of Birmingham’s vision for Education in the UAE. Why become a Teacher? How can Birmingham support your Teacher Training needs. Led by Dr Christine Szwed
16:50 Our School Partners One of our Dubai based school partners discusses the attributes of an inspirational teacher 
17:10 My experience as a teacher One of our alumni, who now teaches in Dubai, shares her experience of training to teach with the University of Birmingham 
17:20 Q&A With Dr Christine Szwed