After getting a first in maths, UEA graduate, duathlete and ex-army cadet Tom Cook is now completing his PGCE with us. He will also represent Team GB at the European Championships this year.
Tom has been training and competing in both triathlons and duathlons for the past four years. Smart management of his time has been essential to keep a balance between his physical and educational training.
His average day consists of lectures from 9am to 5pm then going straight to training followed by study for the remainder of the evening.
Tom’s clear vision for his career ahead has already led to finding graduate job opportunities and his successful selection for Team GB.
Tom’s next goal is to qualify to represent Team GB for a triathlon and to have a successful career as a teacher.
By ‘going for gold’ in whatever he attempts, Tom seems to have cracked the code when it comes to success, making it all look as easy as pi.
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
After completing my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at UEA, I launched straight into further study with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), so I could train to become a teacher.
I think that being a teacher is an inspirational position which entails team work, organisational skills and self-discipline. UEA has supported me throughout the whole process and I am already finding graduate job opportunities on a local level.