With about 10% of Oxford Geographers "going back to School" with their degree, becoming a Geography teacher is a popular career destination for our graduates.

To give students a well-informed start into teaching and help with decision-making, we organised a dedicated teaching careers event for our current students on the 29th of October 2014.

Three alumni came back to talk about the joys and challenges of being a Geography teacher: Judy Gleen (2004, St Hilda's) who teaches at Cheney School in East Oxford, Daniel Mace (2001, St Catz) from Langley Grammar School in Slough, and James Cope (1985, Keble) who joined us from St Edward's on Banbury Road, Oxford.

State, public and abroad: James Cope talked about his very varied teaching career

State, public and abroad: James Cope talked about his very varied teaching career.

Representatives from the Oxford Hub's Schools Plus programme, Teach First, Ark Teacher Training and Oxford University's Department of Education gave information into different ways of beginning a teaching career.

Judy Gleen and Daniel Mace answering student questions

Judy Gleen and Daniel Mace answering student questions.

The students all took the opportunity to quiz the speakers afterwards, and visibly enjoyed the intimate atmosphere to discuss their questions and learn more about the day-to-day task of bringing the world out there into the class room.