Why choose Sheffield for your PGCE?

Sheffield welcomes students for PGCE & School Direct

Did you know that Sheffield is the fourth biggest city in the UK, with 1.4 million people living within 45 minutes of the city centre? At the same time, 1/3 of Sheffield lies within the boundary of the beautiful Peak Distict national park. Stunning wide open spaces are easily accessible for walking, climbing, cycling and a range of other outdoor pursuits.

Sheffield Hallam is the third largest university in the UK (based on 2011/12 figures) and one of the largest providers of teacher education in the country. SHU have an excellent reputation for quality, with recent Ofsted reports recognising the high standard of teaching courses, and graduates have been extremely successful in gaining teaching posts.

Sheffield offers a range of vibrant nightlife, international cuisine, shopping, arts and cultural delights - theatres, museums, galleries, live music and comedy.

Sporting facilities in Sheffield are first rate - offering opportunities to watch world class athletes as well as make use of venues such as at the English Institute of Sport, Ponds Forge Olympic diving and swimming pool, indoor climbing, ice skating and more.

Students are made especially welcome in Sheffield - high levels of graduates choose to stay in the area once their course is completed.

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