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PGCE prize winner Alexandra Moran follows family’s footsteps

PGCE prize winner Alexandra Moran Friday 17 July 2015

Undergoing surgery during her PGCE year didn’t stop Alexandra Moran, winner of the PGCE Secondary Prize for Excellence, from completing the course alongside her classmates. Here she talks about overcoming ill health to follow in her parent’s footsteps.

“Receiving the prize was a real shock, it’s been a difficult year for me, as I’ve been unwell and ended up having surgery, but my tutors and course mates have helped me through. I was initially apprehensive about returning to the University after taking some time out, but having a great support network around me has kept me going.

“I originally completed an Undergraduate degree in Philosophy and then took three years out before deciding to pursue a career in teaching. Both my parents are teachers and it’s a profession that has always been in my family. I’ve managed to secure a job at Pudsey Grangefield School in Leeds where I’ll be teaching Religious Education, and although I’m nervous, I’m excited to start in September.”

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