Education and Lifelong Learning graduate profiles Education and Lifelong Learning graduate profiles

Education and Lifelong Learning Graduate Profiles

Find out what our previous students have done with their degrees.

Profile One

Since graduating in 2010, Gina has set up her own coaching business and is also Sprowston Community High School's Sports Co-ordinator. 

"During my course we learnt about the structure of sport in the UK and the role of many organisations, which has proved vital in my career so far. We also looked at the School Sport Partnerships and how they work, which gave me the knowledge to work in this area. It also helped me to build up valuable contacts in the sport sector in Norfolk."

Gina Atherton (2010, BA Physical Education)


Profile Two

Graham Stark graduated in 2011 and is employed as a Sport Scientist. Studying the BA Physical Education gave him the key skills of

"Learning how to work independently, as well as managing heavy workloads under pressure and to deadlines.  It also taught me to question everything and don’t accept things on face value, always try to delve deeper into the topic and draw your own conclusions from all of the available evidence."

Graham Stark (2011, BA Physical Education)


Profile Three

Emma Herbert graduated in 2013 and enjoys the occupation of Senior Instructional Designer.

"Soon after I had finished my final year exams I started as a trainee and was promoted to Instructional Designer in 2014 and then Senior Instructional Designer in 2015. I use a lot of IT skills, using Powerpoint, Articulate, Storyline, excel for tracking project hours and budgets. I draw on a lot of theory from my Education degree, about how people learn, the pros and cons of eLearning, learning theories, models such as Bloom's Taxonomy to help write and assess learning objectives."

Emma Herbert (2013, BA Education)


Profile Four

Claire Williams graduated in 2012 and is a Primary School Teacher

"After completing my Primary PGCE I went into teaching. I have completed my first three years of teaching with increasing responsibility at whole-school level, including Subject Lead for Reading at Key Stage 2 and Geography and Outdoor Learning.

Studying Education at UEA enabled me to grow as a lifelong learner and develop an ‘intellectual curiosity’, something that I hadn’t felt before. I found I was intrinsically motivated and became committed to and driven to continually develop knowledge through engaging with Educational Research, which is still true now that I am a teacher. I also learnt to challenge and question. Development of these critically skills throughout the course gave me a strong start in terms of developing evidence-based practice and professional confidence.

Network – be proactive, embrace opportunities to meet and connect with others in Education related fields and make an effort to maintain these connections – you’ll find yourself following exciting and unforeseen paths as a result!"

Claire Williams (2012, BA Education)