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Turning Knowledge into Success: Tabitha Cook Inspires as Lecturer after Graduating at University Centre Peterborough

Tabitha Cook, who graduated in BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies at University Centre Peterborough (UCP), is now a Lecturer in Health and Social Care at Peterborough College.

Tabitha Cook graduated with University Centre Peterborough in September 2022

"I chose to study at University Centre Peterborough (UCP) after visiting an Open Day and finding the BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies course appealing. The course lecturers; Claire, Paul and Kelly, sold the first-year modules well, and after speaking to previous students and looking round the modern facilities, I decided it was a good choice for me! It was also apparent very early on that there were good support networks in place," reminisces Tabitha.

Tabitha's passion for learning and her dedication to her studies were evident during her time at the University Centre. Her favourite aspect of studying there was the strong engagement she felt during lectures and seminars. She shares, "My favourite thing about studying at UCP was the engagement I felt with the lectures and seminars. Every week we would study a topic that was presented to us in an engaging way, which often led to a class discussion or research task, and I enjoyed being able to join in and share my opinion. I felt that I was valued as a class member."

Equipped with a comprehensive education from UCP, Tabitha found herself well-prepared to take on the role of teaching Psychology and Sociology to Level 3 students at Peterborough College. "My degree gave me good underlying knowledge, meaning I felt confident going into teaching. The support I had from my lecturers whilst studying was also great, and I try to replicate this now with my own students!" she exclaims.

In addition to a strong academic foundation, Tabitha's time at UCP empowered her with invaluable skills. "Besides knowledge, the course enabled me to develop my confidence in speaking to audiences and my presentation skills, which gave me a great head start with lecturing," she added.


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