Sarah Tarar, Head of the Law School at University College Lahore, Pakistan, also received a UG Laws bursary to study the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Having completed her LLB and LLM with University of London, Sarah had been teaching for 16 years prior to beginning the PG Cert. Most of her training was informal through her teachers, peers and learning through her successes and mistakes.
“I took up this course with the view to attain formal training as a teacher, but in the beginning I remember wondering what exactly I would be learning from this programme after having taught for so many years.
However, this proved to be a truly humbling experience. The exposure to such a wide range of literature on learning theories increased my understanding of how to support learning, undertake assessment, provide feedback and introduced me to the world of blended e-learning.”
The best part of this journey was that it was not only through formal teaching, but also through interaction with my peers who were from a variety of different backgrounds.
Sarah considers her time studying the PG Cert as a rewarding experience that has provided insight into unanswered questions, and an exploration of new methods of teaching and learning. She values having the opportunity to share her learning experience with peers from across the globe through the flexible, online learning programme.
“The best part of this journey was that it was not only through formal teaching, but also through interaction with my peers who were from a variety of different backgrounds. The wealth of knowledge, experience, insights and perspectives that I have had access to is unmatched. I hope this makes a better learning as well as a teacher out of me.”
Sarah and Gary benefited from joining a cohort drawn from across the world and who are themselves teaching a wide range of different subjects in many types of contexts. This brings a rich learning opportunity for all who join the programme.
Find out more about the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.