Education and teaching

Posts about careers in teaching and education.

Lukas Slothuus – PhD student in Politics, University of Edinburgh

Lukas Slothuus completed the BSc Government at LSE in 2013. He is now studying for a PhD in Politics at University of Edinburgh.

I had my heart set on going to university in a big city – LSE was the obvious choice

Find out more about Lukas Slothuus and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

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    Ines Afonso Ferreira – PhD in International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA)

Ines Afonso Ferreira – PhD in International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA)

Ines Afonso Ferreira completed the MSc Political Economy of Late Development at LSE in 2013. She now is studying for a PhD in International Development at University of East Anglia.

“LSE was an opportunity to meet people from different countries and to experience life in London in a friendly and supportive environment.”

Find out more about Ines Afonso Ferreira and her experiences on […]

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Thinking about teaching English abroad?

Teaching abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills and travel. Here are some tips to get started:
1. Research
If you plan to move halfway around the world to teach English, research all aspects of your international adventure to make it as successful and rewarding as possible. You can use GoinGlobal to research financial and […]

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Insights from a UK student on working abroad

Guest blog by current student Sam Woolston who shares his experience of working abroad in Italy and Cyprus:

Teaching English in Italy
The first sign that my summer might include working in a foreign country came at the end of Lent Term. I received an email from a Head Teacher of a language school I had previously worked at asking me […]

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    Katia Vladimirova – PhD fellow, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate “Globalisation, EU, Multilateralism”

Katia Vladimirova – PhD fellow, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate “Globalisation, EU, Multilateralism”

Katia Vladimirova completed the MSc in Global (Economic) History at LSE in 2010. She is now a PhD fellow at Erasmus Mundus, Joint Doctorate “Globalisation, EU, Multilateralism”

“When I started at LSE, I thought I wanted to graduate to a ‘normal’ job in finance or consulting, be ambitious and make money. I was certain I wasn’t going to apply for a […]

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LSE graduate shortlisted for Team London volunteering award

We’re delighted to announce that recent LSE graduate Ashish Patel, BSc in Mathematics and Economics 2016, has been shortlisted for a Team London volunteering award for his work with IntoUniversity during his time at the School. Ashish finds out if he wins at a ceremony at City Hall on October 31st.

We asked Ashish how he felt and he said, “Being […]

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Travel the world with TEFL

Guest blog by TEFL Org UK:
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is an incredible opportunity to travel the world whilst earning money in fun-filled, exciting and challenging role. So it’s no wonder that thousands of people in the UK are signing up every year.

Taking a TEFL course with give you skills, knowledge and certificate to teach English abroad […]

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Enza Iannopollo – Researcher, Forrester Research

Enza Iannopollo completed the MSc in Regulation at LSE in 2011. She now works as a Researcher for Forrester Research

“I really enjoy the research process: looking at new topics, build hypotheses, and then testing and challenging them. It is extremely satisfying reaching the end of the process and realising your thinking was correct and more so when you have improved and changed […]

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    Bernado Jurema – Research Associate, Freie Universität Berlin

Bernado Jurema – Research Associate, Freie Universität Berlin

Bernado Jurema completed the MSc in Comparative Politics at LSE in 2011. He now works as a Research Associate for Freie Universität Berlin

“As part of my job, I do a lot of reading, both academic studies and papers, but also keep track of the news. We have to produce papers to present in conferences around the themes of the project.”

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Insider tips – teaching languages abroad

Still thinking about what to do this summer? Teaching abroad could be a fantastic way to enhance your communication and project planning skills whilst giving you an opportunity to travel and experience the culture of another country.

Gracie Roman is currently studying at LSE and has outlined her experience teaching abroad below. She is studying for an MSc in Gender, […]

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    Andrea Pechova – Research Analyst, Investment Management Association

Andrea Pechova – Research Analyst, Investment Management Association

Andrea Pechova completed the BSc in International Relations at LSE in 2008. She now works as a Research Analyst for the Investment Management Association

“Having come to the LSE with the aim of working for the Slovak diplomatic service, I have completely changed focus since starting my first degree.  Greater engagement with the “life after LSE” question is something I would […]

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    Universities have a duty to stop promoting orphanage volunteering

Universities have a duty to stop promoting orphanage volunteering

Blog by David Coles, LSE Volunteer Coordinator, trustee of KickStart Ghana, and a supporting member of the Better Volunteering, Better Care Network:

At LSE we’re incredibly passionate about volunteering and the role that students play in changing the world for the better. Our most recent research shows that almost 50% of our undergraduates volunteer during their time at LSE, something […]

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Insight into teaching

Guest blog by Teach First ambassador Alexander Dragonetti:
I joined Teach First in 2008 after studying History at university. I then did the Leadership Development Programme and taught in a north London secondary school. I wasn’t keen on joining a law firm or civil service straight out of university. I wanted to get some life experience first because up until then […]

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Five reasons to choose a career in teaching or youth work

Everyone remembers a great teacher – perhaps one that inspired them to achieve, or showed them the  joy of a particular subject, or made lessons fun. It’s probably no surprise then that a recent survey of more than 800 teachers found these top five reasons why teaching is a great career:

1. It’s an opportunity to work with young people and make a […]

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