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ITE careers fair attracts 450 students

Students working together

Over 450 students flocked to an Initial teacher Education (ITE) careers fair this week at the University

Over 450 students flocked to an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) careers fair this week organised by the University's Cass school of Education and Communities.

More than 70 specialists from 35 school and college employers were on hand to offer students advice and help in their careers. There were also workshops led by Cass ITE staff designed to support students getting their first teaching post.

David Wells, head of the department of Teacher Education at the University, said, "The workshops led by Cass ITE staff were exceptionally well attended and there was a terrific, vibrant atmosphere and the students were very happy with the experience they had.

"We had a panel of experts with headteachers and school senior leaders who gave a presentation at the start of the day which was very well received and helped to alleviate any anxieties students might have surrounding obtaining their first teaching post. And it was also a successful event for employers who had felt their advice to students had been useful."

The event ended with a rendition of Christmas carols led by the Cass school's Music ITE tutor, Dr Chris Dalladay which added a festive vibe to the fair.