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What our students say

We think that the higher level study at University Centre Bishop Burton (UCBB) is pretty special but don't just take our word for it. Our students have been telling us all about their experiences at UCBB.

Stu pro Craig Fairbairn Teacher Training Profile

Craig Fairbairn, PGCE Lifelong Learning

Subject Teacher Training

“I chose to pursue teacher training at University Centre Bishop Burton due to its renowned reputation for providing a comprehensive and dynamic educational programme. Having initially joined the institution as a lecturer, I was exposed to the college's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. The teacher training course at Bishop Burton stood out to me for its innovative curriculum, dedicated faculty, and emphasis on practical, hands-on experience. Throughout my time on this course I have gained valuable insights into pedagogy, curriculum development, and classroom management, all of which have significantly enhanced my teaching skills and challenged me to be more creative. The emphasis on reflective practice and personalised support from experienced mentors has been instrumental in shaping my teaching philosophy. Bishop Burton College provided a rich learning environment, fostering collaboration and creativity. These experiences have not only equipped me with the necessary skills for effective teaching, but have also contributed to my personal and professional growth, solidifying my passion for education.”

Lois Shore, PGCE Lifelong Learning

Subject Teacher Training

“I chose University Centre Bishop Burton for my PGCE because it gave me the flexibility to work and get my placement hours, alongside of my studies. I have found the course to be a welcoming and insightful experience, putting me in charge of my own learning. All with amazing support from my lecturers and fellow classmates. The course has given me the ability to teach my students with more knowledge and courage, and the ability to feel more secure in my teaching journey.”

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