International Education

International Education

Mark Watson

BEd Education (Primary), 2013 & MEd Education (Online), 2019
From Aberdeen to International Education

Your Time at Aberdeen

Why did you choose to study at Aberdeen?
Locality and flexibility of the course.

Why did you choose your particular course?
I believed it could help progress my career when moving to International Teaching.

What did you most enjoy about your time at Aberdeen? Did you have any particularly memorable student experiences?
I enjoyed the opportunities I received from the staff to experience and progress my career.

Did you undertake any co-curricular activities while at Aberdeen, e.g. Aberdeen Internships, Career Mentoring, STAR Award?
I worked as a Tutor/Lecturer part time during the Masters Degree.

If talking to a group of prospective students, what advice would you give them to help them make the most of their time at the University of Aberdeen?
Always talk to your teachers. Always be honest and open.

Your Time After Aberdeen

What was the title of your first job after graduating from Aberdeen?
Primary Teacher

What did your first role involve?
Class Teacher for Primary Aged Children

Who was your first employer?
Aberdeenshire Council

What is your current job title?
Class Teacher

Who is your current employer?
Robert Gordon's College

What is your current role?
Teaching Primary Children

What is your current location?

Please briefly describe the journey from your first job after graduating to where you are now.
I have went from Class Teacher to various levels of management in schools I'm International Teaching before returning to Scotland.

Was your degree at Aberdeen essential for getting to where you are now? If so, in what way?
Yes - It allowed me to progress in International Education.

One Top Tip

Please share your one top tip that you think is most important for our current students or recent graduates that will help them when starting out on their career paths.
Put in the effort. It makes a difference.