School of Education Alumni

Once you complete a programme within the School of Education, you will automatically become a member of our global community of graduates.

Our alumni have taken their knowledge and experience into the public, private and voluntary sectors, regionally, nationally and internationally. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our alumni who have gone on to do fantastic things in an extensive range of careers.

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We always love to hear from our alumni! Please let us know what you’re up to, update your details or get in touch directly to Laura Martin, School Alumni Relations Manager on l.j.martin@bham.ac.uk or 0121 4143418.

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Alumni Profiles – Teacher Education

Take a look at some of our teaching alumni making important things happen in education.

From our newest NQTs through to experienced Head teachers, see how their time at Birmingham has helped to shape their careers. 

 

Find profiles of our alumni from our other School of Education qualifications here:

Undergraduate

Elizabeth Burley, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2011
Elizabeth Burley, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2011
Description
Elizabeth is beginning a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Aston University and this one year course will enable her to be fully BPS accredited.
Fiona Fraser, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Fiona Fraser, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Description
Alumni Fiona Fraser, is now studying for M.Phil/Ph.D in the histories of disability in education and is a Regional Business Development Manager for Cool2Care.
Harriet Ward, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2010
Harriet Ward, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2010
Description
Harriet works for Kirklees Council as a one-to-one SEN teaching assistant at a school and an assistant group leader for out of school clubs for children with complex and profound disabilities.
Hera Shaikh, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Hera Shaikh, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Description
Hera is now working as a research associate at the Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development in Pakistan
Lindsay Brown, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Lindsay Brown, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Description
Lindsay is now working in the Birmingham REP Theatre as an Early Years Officer. She is also a freelance Creative Practitioner.
Sarah Clark, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2010
Sarah Clark, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2010
Description
Sarah works for Nottingham City Council within their Heritage Sites as 'Private Hire Assistant'.
Sayka Hussain, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Sayka Hussain, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2008
Description
Sayka is a Community development worker.She is currently working on a project called "Daddy Long Legs", the aim of the project is to promote positive parenting for fathers/male cares of under 5s focusing on raising attainment
Summaiya Ayub, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2011
Summaiya Ayub, Childhood, Culture and Education, 2011
Description
Alumni Summaiya Ayub, hopes to get through her PGCE and teach at primary level. She also hope to return to the University of Birmingham for further study in a few years.

Masters and Professional Development

Aggeliki Pappa, MEd Inclusion and Special Educational Needs, 2010
Aggeliki Pappa, MEd Inclusion and Special Educational Needs, 2010
Description
Aggeliki has founded 'i love dyslexia', a holistic EFL educational institute
Bernadette Roe, University Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Bernadette Roe, University Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Description
Bernadette says she gained confidence doing this course; it improved her computer skills and she learned such a lot about Autism which is invaluable in her work practice. Plus she gained promotion in her work place
Charlotte Hollis, BPhil Special Education in Visual Impairment, 2003
Charlotte Hollis, BPhil Special Education in Visual Impairment, 2003
Description
Alumni Charlotte Hollis is a qualified teacher of the visually impaired at Birmingham Sensory Support Service
Heba Kholeif, MEd in Management of Inclusive Education in Developing Countries, 2012
Description
Heba is freelance disability consultant and an embassy of knowledge officer at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Helen Joan Brown, University Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Helen Joan Brown, University Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Description
Helen now feels better armed to fight for her two children, both with ASDS. She is also a voluntary speaker for the National Autistic Society.
Helen Newman, Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children and Young People with Vision Impairments, 2016
Description
Since finishing the course Helen has been able to join the Warwickshire Vision Support Service as a QTVI
Jeanette Nelson, MEd Professional Studies, 2008
Jeanette Nelson, MEd Professional Studies, 2008
Description
Jeanette is currently being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on a 1+3 studentship.
Kirsty Thompson, University Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Kirsty Thompson, University Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Description
Kirsty was first attracted to the course as her son is autistic and she wanted to learn as much as possible.
Linda Ebbutt, One-year Web Autism Course, 2006
Linda Ebbutt, One-year Web Autism Course, 2006
Description
Her studies helped her gain confidence in her job (supporting students with autism in a mainstream setting) and she was able to move on to a better job in a more specialised department (Autism Base in a High School).
Marion Fields, MEd International Studies: Management and Policy, 2000
Marion Fields, MEd International Studies: Management and Policy, 2000
Description
Marion has developed both her career and extra-curricular pursuits extensively since her graduating in 2000
Norah Anne Swan, MEd in Speech and Language Difficulties (Distance Education) 2010
Norah Anne Swan, MEd in Speech and Language Difficulties (Distance Education) 2010
Description
Alumni Norah, is a class teacher for children with speech, language and education needs.
Pam Martin, University Certificate in Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Pam Martin, University Certificate in Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
Description
Alumni Pam Martin says the course helped her in the understanding of her son's condition and strategies to help him. In her working career it helped her to help and understand the children with ASDs in her care.
Rebecca Rogers
Description
Rebecca is now an Assistant Head (Academic)
Sarah Hughes, BPhil Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Visual Impairment, 2010
Description
Sarah now works as Head of Science in New College Worcester (a special school for blind and visually impaired young people aged 11 – 19 years). She was one of only two people nationally awarded the Walter Hines Page Scholarship and as for this she visited Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts.
Snib Musonda, MEd. Management of Special Education in Developing Countries 2010
Snib Musonda, MEd. Management of Special Education in Developing Countries 2010
Description
Snib works as a lecturer in the University of Zambia.
Stephen Griffin, MEd International Studies in Education, 2010
Stephen Griffin, MEd International Studies in Education, 2010
Description
Stephen works as an lecturer in ESOL at South Birmingham College, and as a freelance academic proof reader.
Tracey Woods, Autism (Children) 2011
Tracey Woods, Autism (Children) 2011
Description
Since passing her degree, Tracey has given up her night shift job and works 5 days a week at school as an Autism Advisor.
Trudi Rainsberry, Autism (Children) BPhil 2010; MEd 2015
Trudi Rainsberry, Autism (Children) BPhil 2010; MEd 2015
Description
Trudi has been working extensively in schools since providing her completing her BPhil at the University in 2010, and has recently returned to study for a MEd also in Special Education: Autism (Children)

Postgraduate Research

Adrian Jarvis, PhD Education

Dr Sara Curren, PhD Education, 2016
Description
Sara is now a research assistant at the University of Birmingham
Dr Winston Bigford, EdD Education, 2015
Description
Winston is working for Sandwell Council. He says that doing his EdD was 'a life changing experience'.