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Ben Lawson

Ben works as a secondary school humanities teacher. He studied BA Geography and entered this course through our PARTNERS route. Find out more about Ben's career

About Ben

Current role: Secondary School Humanities Teacher, Hanson School

Current location: Bradford, UK

Degree studied: BA Geography

Degree entry route: PARTNERS scheme

About Ben's career

Describe your current role

Secondary School Humanities Teacher, Hanson School


Explain how you got this job after studying Geography at Newcastle

From studying three incredible years at Newcastle University I truly knew I’d like to share my passion for geography to future generations in secondary education.

After completing my degree I went on to complete my Secondary PGCE to then become a teacher where I am today. Before my teacher training, studying Geography at Newcastle was essential to find inspiration and key skills to take with me while I trained to be a teacher.

Studying at Newcastle

In what ways was studying Geography at Newcastle important for getting this job?

Through studying Geography at Newcastle, I was able to take part in many different activities such as the Royal Geographical Society where my inspiration to become a teacher was born.

Different modules allowed me to gain the specific skills and teachings to apply to my role as a teacher.


How do you employ skills learnt during your degree, in your current job?

Being a teacher, I live and breathe geography so each module that I studied has been important.

Completing modules such as those related to career development while I was at Newcastle allowed me to gain classroom experience and the professional training needed to fulfil a successful transition to teaching.


What was the best thing about studying Geography at Newcastle?

The best part about studying Geography at Newcastle was the field trip module during the second year as well as the support the staff offered me during my time at Newcastle. I was also able to meet lots of friends for life.