The first cohort of students to complete the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work PGCE International course (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) received their certificates at a ceremony in Malaysia in Septmebr 2015. The Tropicana Golf and Country Resort in Kuala Lumpur provided a beautiful backdrop for the presentation of certificates.
Addressing the audience, Billy McClune (School of Education) emphasised the importance of the PGCEi course to Queen’s University and the value of the strong relationships that have been established between the School of Education, Stranmillis University College and Tenby Schools. Warm congratulations were also conveyed to the students via video messages from Paul Connolly, Head of School, and Karen Kerr, PGCEi coordinator, which were played to the audience.
The PGCEi is now in its second year and the total number of primary and post-primary students has increased to twenty. The programme will continue to expand in the coming years.