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Samantha Black, Head of Information Technology in Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn.

Samantha Black

Head of IT, Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn

"I found it valuable to have the two 12 week school placements. It was an opportunity to get involved in the wider life of the school and to establish links. It proved beneficial as I gained employment with one of the schools and have been promoted."

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Gavin Duffy

Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

"After completing a BA and an MSSc at Queen’s, I worked for the NIACRO for five years before returning to Queen’s to undertake a PGCE. This hugely rewarding experience inspired me to undertake a PhD as the perfect opportunity to combine a passion for education with my background in criminal justice."

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Laura Wylie

Further study - Criminology graduate now studying on the MSc Youth Justice

"I completed my undergraduate degree in Criminology at Queen's and I loved my course. My highlight was having my research project published in The Detail. This was all due to Queen's giving me the opportunity to complete a Q-Step quantitative research work placement."

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Lindsay McCord

Lindsay McCord

Social Work Graduate

“I was involved in the Department for Employment and Learning's Widening Participation 'Reach Higher' campaign. The Widening Participation Unit focuses on encouraging and supporting people who have the ability, motivation and potential to succeed at university, but who come from groups that are currently under-represented."

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Work placements for Social Science Students

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Working with post-primary schools across Northern Ireland

Educating future teachers in the main curricular areas with the input of schools in the design of the course and in providing on-going training and support for students during periods of school experience.

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