Plymouth Marjon University has ranked 6th in UK for Education courses in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
The Guardian scored Marjon 95/100, placing them as the highest university for Education courses in Devon and Cornwall.
The results were collected from 80 universities across the nation, where student reviews from the National Student Survey helped decide where each institution placed. Other factors taken into account were students’ A-level results, their performance at university and class sizes during lectures.
Education courses at Marjon are renowned for their career prospects. As 93.9 % of teaching graduates are in further study, employed or both five years after graduating. This is according to the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data released by the Office for Students in September 2019.
Marjon have been training teachers for 180 years and the results come in good stead. This week saw the university welcome its new postgraduate intake for this academic year. This follows a 57% rise in PGCE and School Direct applications compared to last year.
Director of Marjon TEP, Professor Gillian Golder said: “Plymouth Marjon Teacher Education Partnership’s reputation is known locally and nationally. This year we see an increase in trainees who started their training in primary, secondary and early years education.
“Over the last few months we’ve been delighted to be part of a team working with the Department of Education to produce guidelines for teacher training providers and schools. Marjon trainee teachers are now designated critical workers. They have an important role to play in school recovery plans, supporting smaller class sizes, intervention groups and online learning for all pupils.
“Our results in the National Student Survey highlight the high-quality experiences, professional and academic depth and research informed approach to all our education programmes.”
Marjon are committed to providing the highest quality training across all Education courses. The undergraduate B.Ed programmes scored 99% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey with every category being above the sector average.
Senior Lecturer in undergraduate Primary Education, MarkAndrew Dearden commented: “This year, teachers have shown the full range of their skillset by quickly transferring teaching to online systems. Our trainees were in schools supporting key workers during the pandemic and also worked online with children and young people.
“As we begin the new academic year, teaching at Marjon has developed to allow the very best of our experiences online to compliment face-to-face sessions on campus, and support the work of trainees in schools.
“A large number of Marjon alumni go into teaching professions and show rapid career progression. We envisage this continuing along with the added value of being able to tackle whatever is presented with professionalism and dedication.”
There is still an opportunity to enrol onto a B.Ed programme for this September. Education degrees for a September 2021 start are also open for application from Tuesday, October 13 2020. For more information click here.