Julia Pichler

After I finish the course I want to teach in England and become a specialist in my subject area. I am also interested in working in international schools and learning about different cultures.

“When I was growing up in Germany I always had a strong affinity to English as a language and became fascinated by English music and culture as a teenager. When I had finished my education as a seamstress I spent a year in Brighton and was encouraged by family and friends to go to university, so started to look for suitable courses.

As I have a strong creative and innovative side I felt the Secondary Design and Technology Education with QTS degree would combine these two passions brilliantly, and as Edge Hill was one of the few universities to provide this course it became my first choice because of its excellent reputation.

I also chose this teacher training degree because I want to work with teenagers and have the opportunity to help them shape their world at a very sensitive time, supporting them in developing their character through creativity. As well as this, most of my family are also teachers.

The modules that are directly related to subject knowledge are my favourite part of the course and I am learning so much every day. Before I came to Edge Hill I had never held a saw in my life, yet I recently made a beautiful table. The learning curve is huge, and although I would spend time at home doing many of the things that we learn in class, I now have the confidence to know I am doing things properly.

After I finish the course I want to teach in England and become a specialist in my subject area. I am also interested in working in international schools and learning about different cultures, perhaps even learn a new language. For me, the great thing about having a degree from an English university is that it means that I can work almost anywhere in the world.

There’s no doubt that studying at Edge Hill will not only give me an excellent degree, but also the reputation of having graduated from one of the best universities in the country for teacher education.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BSc (Hons) Secondary Design and Technology Education with QTS.