Open evenings and events

If you're interested in training to teach, we recommend attending an event run by the University or our partners. These are an opportunity to chat to those running the PGCE course and find out more about what the course involves.

Routes into Teaching events 2019/20

If you'd like to find out more about the University of Leicester PGCE course and the different ways you can study, attending one of our Routes into Teaching events is a great way to explore your options.

Forthcoming events

  • Wednesday 23 October 2019 (4pm - 5.30pm) Fraser Noble Building, 2 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RB
  • Thursday 5 December 2019 (4pm - 5.30pm) Fraser Noble Building, 2 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RB
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020 (4pm - 5.30pm) Fraser Noble Building, 2 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RB
  • Thursday 23 April 2020 (4pm - 5.30pm) Fraser Noble Building, 2 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RB

What to expect

When you attend a Routes into Teaching event, you can:

  • Get one-to-one advice from University of Leicester tutors
  • Meet our School Direct and SCITT partners
  • Find out more about the range of PGCE courses available in primary and secondary education
  • Receive one-to-one advice on which course might be best for you
  • Discover how you can get classroom experience
  • Get tips on preparing your application and insights into what we look for on selection days
  • Talk to current and former students about their experience of training and what life as a new teacher is really like

Routes into Teaching events include a presentation which gives a general introduction to the Leicester PGCE, the different study routes and helpful tips on applying.

If you have any questions about these events, or are having trouble booking a place, please email pgcepartnership@le.ac.uk with the subject 'Routes into Teaching event enquiry'.

Events organised by our school partners 2019/20

Teach Leics

The University of Leicester's School of Education is part of the Teach Leics initiative, and are present at their recruitment events. Go to the Teach Leics website to find out more about the organisations involved and forthcoming events. Their Twitter account (@TeachLeicester) will also keep you up-to-date on any forthcoming Get into Teaching events.

TELA School Direct Information Evenings (Achieve with TELA)

Saturday 21 September 2019, 10.00am to 11.30am at Thomas Estley Community College (LE9 6PT) - email tela@thomasestley.org.uk to book.

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Thomas Estley Community College (LE9 6PT) - email tela@thomasestley.org.uk to book.

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Thomas Estley Community College (LE9 6PT) - email tela@thomasestley.org.uk to book.

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 6.00pm - 7.30pm at Thomas Estley Community College (LE9 6PT) - email tela@thomasestley.org.uk to book.

Wednesday 15 January 2020, 6.00pm - 7.30pm at Thomas Estley Community College (LE9 6PT) - email tela@thomasestley.org.uk to book.

Church Langton Primary - School Direct Open Evening

Visit the Church Langton website or contact Tracy Bastock for more information.

Train to Teach events with the Department for Education

Thursday 14 March, 4.30pm to 7.30pm at the Mercure Grand Hotel (LE1 6ES) - register online now and get more info on the Get into Teaching website.