Good to hear from a few of you indicating that you are looking forward to the start of the programme. A couple of you are keen to register but do not yet have your password/user name. Normally registration send these to you and you need these to complete your registration. This is important as once registration is complete you can then access the online modules.  Already Sarah Renton (who you will meet at induction and/or week 1)  and I as the programme team are populating the GCUlearn module sites.  The module sites hold all the information you need about the modules including ecopies of programme documents, teaching and learning resources (not ‘live’ yet and information about assessment). The draft module guides are already posted there for you to access so those looking for early reading (I am impressed) this will be helpful.

If you need help to register here is the link to registry

See you all soon, Best wishes Helen and Sarah

Getting ready to start the PgC EAPS

Hopefully you will have heard from admissions about your offer for a place on the programme. When you are sent an unconditional offer please accept asap.  This triggers the registration process and you are sent an email to register.  This way you get lots of information and attached to the GCUlearn sites. This is the virtual learning environment that holds the module resources so good to access this asap for the module and navigate your way around. The library is a key place to get started on your postgraduate study and familiarise yourself with educational literature both in the form of textbooks and online educational journals.

Sign up for a Library tour Monday to Friday, 16th – 27th Sept.

First tour at 10am, then on the hour, until the last tour at 4pm. Tours last only 45 minutes. You will be able to:

  • find the resources you need for your course
  • get started using our huge online library of ebooks and journal articles
  • borrow books and laptops and renew your loans
  • get help from the library staff
  • find the best study space for your needs

We encourage you to come along and get the best start for your studies.

Download the GCU 2019 induction app or book directly on Eventbrite.


Comment from a year 1 student 2018/19

As you know we welcome comments from current students.

“I have found the course very beneficial, it has made me think and challange how we educate not just students but qualified staff and I have changed my approaches significantly.  I am now more aware of student outcomes and ask before an education session what they want to achieve and alter my teaching accordingly.  The work load is heavy but worth it and specific time needs to be set aside to ensure all is completed”.

physiotherapist and student teacher

Induction 18th September

Hello all

hot off the press, here is the induction timetable. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Best wishes Helen



Date:               18th September 2019

Time:               0900 – 16:00

Room:             A426/A426C


Time Session Lecturer/Room
09.00-09.15 Registration


09.15-10.00 Introduction to GCU, School of Health and Life Sciences and postgraduate programme suite


Dr Karen Roome


10.00-10.30 Break


10.30-11.30 What is Postgraduate Study?


Helen Gough


11.30-12.15 Library Orientation


Julie Smith


12.15-12.30 Introduction to the Learning Development Centre Dickson Telfer


12.30 Lunch


1.30PM Getting to know your programme

PgD advanced practice district nursing



PgD Health visiting

PgC Education Academic and Practice Settings


ROOM: A427

ROOM: W201 ROOM A423






Evidence to support your application


Just a reminder of what you need to send to admissions with/soon after you send the completed application form

  • One academic and one professional reference (on headed notepaper and signed)
  • Copies of academic and professional qualifications such as degree/honours qualifications and any masters modules you have completed
  • Your statement of entry  that indicates current registration
  • A completed honours level equivalency if you do not hold an honours degree or M level modules (I will attach guidance if required)
  • Your personal statement supporting application for this particular programme (so your teaching as a professional and why this programme will enhance your professional practice)


NMC Statement of Entry

For those of you who are nurses you require to submit this as part of your evidence to access the programme.  Rather than copy the information into a word doc we need the original.

  • To do this go to the NMC home page, enter PIN and full name and click ‘search’. Now click on ‘view details’ to access the formal NMC print out. Select download PDF and then save this to desktop of whatever.  Now email admissions with the PDF.  This only takes 5 minutes.

I hope this helps Helen



Decisions about programme numbers – please read

Hello all

just to say that decisions will be made in early August regarding the programme.  Whilst many of you have already accepted your offers which is great, a few of you still have to do this and some of you still have conditional offers. Plus I know a few of you are still applying.  Its great to see the interest in the programme but decisions are made around the numbers who have actually accepted an unconditional place. I know it is difficult at holiday time to chase references etc but I urge you to get all your evidence in asap and once you get your unconditional offer please accept asap.  This way when the programme numbers are scrutinised early August that we have enough applicants with unconditional offers to run a viable programme (sufficient numbers).

If you have submitted evidence to and still not had a reply etc please contact me to help you chase this up.  Best wishes helen