The 2018 PGCE Certificates and Prize Winner Awards event took place in Riddel Hall at Queen’s University on 23 August. The graduating PGCE students (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) were addressed by the Head of SSESW, Professor Carl Bagley (back row, centre), and by the former Principal of Hazelwood Integrated College, Kathleen O’ Hare. Prizes awarded by the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) were presented by their Senior Education Officer, Gerry Devlin. The ceremony provided a wonderful opportunity for the students to come together again to celebrate their own and their peers’ success on the course. They very much enjoyed catching up with each other as they begin their professional careers. We wish them all every success and look forward to hearing about their progress and their impact on education. We know they will apply their wonderful enthusiasm in the classroom wherever they go.
The application process for September 2019 entry to the PGCE opens on 10 September 2018 at https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php/. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on 1 November 2018.