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Back to university

Manuela

Back to university
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:41:39 AM »
I just got an offer from The University of Sunderland for their international PGCE course, starting in September - utterly over the moon about it  :D
It'll be a hard year, but this is something I always wanted to do. I chose secondary Design & Technology (specialising in Textiles, obviously  :devil:)
At the ripe age of 55, quite a task - but this is something I really wanted  :toast:
My school fully supports me, and my boss is going to be my mentor.

Tamnymore

Re: Back to university
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 12:15:42 PM »
Good for you, Manuela. By international PGCE I take it that you will do it by distance learning (given where Sunderland is in relation to HK!)
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Sewingsue

Re: Back to university
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 12:23:50 PM »
Well done, Manuela. All possible good wishes.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Emma2109

Re: Back to university
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 12:28:58 PM »
Fabulous....well done x
Be the change you want to see in the world x

b15erk

Re: Back to university
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 12:30:26 PM »
Well done Manuela!!  That's quite a commute.... ;)

:toast:
Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Vegegrow

Re: Back to university
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 13:42:31 PM »
Well done Manuela... DD did a degree in textiles I was so envious of her
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Manuela

Re: Back to university
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 14:07:14 PM »
Good for you, Manuela. By international PGCE I take it that you will do it by distance learning (given where Sunderland is in relation to HK!)
Indeed it is, my teaching practice sessions will be recorded, Sunderland also has evaluators in Hong Kong. The school I'm working in has long standing connections with the university and supported me all the way. Given that I'm a native German speaker, I had to jump through quite some hoops (IELTS exam, getting all my academic credentials translated and verified, etc.) just to get the application done.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 14:51:45 PM by Manuela »

Tamnymore

Re: Back to university
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 14:34:36 PM »
Wow. Your English is perfect!!  :D
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Manuela

Re: Back to university
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 14:54:13 PM »
Wow. Your English is perfect!!  :D
No it isn't, I just spotted (and corrected) a typo in my post  ;)
Mr Manuela is a Brit, hence I rarely speak German, and when I do I sound like a leftover from the 80s  :devil:

Tamnymore

Re: Back to university
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 15:25:10 PM »
My posts are ful fo typso !!!
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Surest1tch

Re: Back to university
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 15:39:26 PM »
Well done, wishing you well.

Manuela

Re: Back to university
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 16:06:05 PM »
Thank you everybody, I am still giddy. When Mr Manuela came home from work, he found me laughing and crying at the same time. When he asked me if I'd like a new MacBook for the course (mine is from 2010 and is mostly used for downloading, streaming and watching TV), I sobbed 'Yes, a pink one please"  :D
Just that you know how much this means to me, I wanted to become a teacher ever since I was a teenager. However, growing up in East Germany, this door was closed right in front of me for political reasons (my brother tried to leave, and was caught and imprisoned). So I became a tailor, worked and studied hard to become a master tailor and then worked for 20+ years in the fashion industry. After leaving the 'rag trade' (as it is called here) I did a BA in Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese), graduated in 2014. Initially I wanted to become a language teacher (the only possible PGCE in Hong Kong), until the school I work for convinced me to apply at Sunderland and do what I love.  :D

Efemera

Re: Back to university
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 16:18:16 PM »
Fantastic... so nice to have some happy news.

BrendaP

Re: Back to university
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 16:38:30 PM »
Congratulations Manuela, wishing you all the best for the coming studies :flower:

My posts are ful fo typso !!!

So are mine!  Just look at how many have been edited to put them right.

Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Acorn

Re: Back to university
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 17:27:35 PM »
 :D Well done Manuela!  :D  :toast: :toast: :toast:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.