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ECS Farewell Tea Party!

Staff from the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies [ECS] degree at Stranmillis held a farewell tea party for their final year tutorial group students who are about to graduate in July.

The tea party marked the end of their three years of full-time study; both staff and students enjoyed the opportunity to chat, reminisce and hear about future plans for the following year from the students.

In Year 1, ECS students at Stranmillis are allocated a Professional Development [PDP] tutor and are assigned to a tutor group for the duration of their course. They get the opportunity to meet in these small groups on four occasions each year to discuss their professional development. This PDP Tutor also visits and monitors them throughout their extensive placement activities, supporting their development as Level VI graduate practitioners. PDP tutors encourage the members of their tutor group to undertake the University College’s extensive programme of ‘degree enhancement’ activities which broaden and extend their knowledge and skills, over and above their degree content. The process ensures that graduating cohorts are ready for the next stage in their careers as they engage in postgraduate study, or enter the world of work in early childhood education and care.

The ECS team wish the ‘Class of 2019’ all the very best in their future careers and hope they will keep in contact with Stranmillis as they explore where their ECS degree will take them!

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