Lauren’s Testimonial

I looked at and applied for MA courses at different institutions before I was sent details of the National MA Education (Wales) course. Compared to traditional programmes, the course offered not only shared knowledge from universities across Wales, but also demonstrated a vision for investing in Welsh teachers from our government. I applied to USW as it was local to my school and have really appreciated opportunities to visit campus alongside the online programme that fits around my daily teaching. The National Saturdays online gave me access to academics across seven universities, international guest speakers, and opportunities to talk to practitioners across Wales. Each module helped me develop my practice and I still use my research and reading in the classroom. Now in my dissertation year, I have chosen a project that helps me in my role. By far the highlight of the course so far has been the National Student Conference that was held in Aberystwyth University.  It gave dissertation students and academics across the institutions opportunity to meet and share experiences, as well as research and also receive feedback. I felt like a researcher contributing to wider goals and I am really excited about where the National MA Education (Wales) will take me in the future.