UCLan Geography Graduate goes on to teach the Next Generation of Geographers

Dan Evans, who graduated in 2017 with a BA (Hons) in Geography, will soon be teaching the next generation of geographers after completing a PGCE.

Dan has recently completed his Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with PGCE in Secondary Geography Education with the Preston Schools Teaching Alliance through the University of Cumbria and will soon begin his first post as a Geography Teacher at a High School in Preston.

Dan remembers his time at UCLan fondly, and is grateful for the extensive support offered by his lecturers. He says that his degree course helped him prepare for his career in teaching: “It provided me with great opportunities that I could utilise when applying for my teacher training programme and at job interviews. Such opportunities included visiting Guyana, South America, and having the chance to volunteer on a Mangrove Restoration Project in Georgetown. Other opportunities included the chance to meet potential future employers such as Cuadrilla on a second year field visit to a fracking site as part of a Geology module.”

“My favourite part of my degree at UCLan were the residential field trips both domestic and international. The field trips provided us with great opportunities to develop teamwork skills whilst immersing ourselves in the thing that we all love most... Geography!”

Dan is looking forward to continuing to develop his geographical skills through a career in teaching. We wish him all the best!

4 December 2018