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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Megan
Teacher ID: 9654
Nationality: Irish
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: LLM
Degree Subject: Human Rights Law
University / Institution: Queen’s University Belfast
Grade: First Class Honours
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Student Assistant
Employer: Queen’s University Belfast
Date of employment: July 2018 – Present
Summary of role:

• The Widening Participation Unit are committed to ensuring that those who are “most able but least likely” are given the opportunity to progress to Higher Education. WPU runs formal programmes for pupils ranging from primary school age to Year 14.
• As a Student Assistant, I support the WPU team in delivering events and programmes throughout the year. These programmes include workshops, seminars, campus tours, award ceremonies and two summer residentials.

Position


Job title: Legal Intern
Employer: Pramerica
Date of employment: June-September 2019
Summary of role:

• Assisted the legal team at Pramerica by providing legal and support services to attorneys in the United States Business Law group.
• Worked with 3 different legal teams (legal services, contracts and subsidiary governance) drafting legal memoranda and other documentation, as well as carrying out legal research and drafting legislative alerts for business in the US as well as a number of assignments which were presented to senior counsel in the US

Position


Job title: Administrative Assistant
Employer: Emerson Technologies
Date of employment: July 2017-August 2017
Summary of role:

• Responsible for providing administration and compliance support, reporting on required data, dealing with queries via face to face, email or telephone as well as liaising with employees, line managers, suppliers and services.
• Worked as part of a PIT Team (Process Improvement Team) alongside 3 other members of staff on developing an Apprentice training course.
• Involved in the recruitment of an apprentice, and developed and facilitated an Assessment Centre in which applicants were invited to attend. The results of this assessment were then used to shortlist applicants for interview.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I come from a small town in the rural north-west of Ireland and have lived in Belfast for the past 5 years. However, I have changed so much as a person in that time. I have travelled extensively throughout the world in the past number of years, studied in Hungary for a semester and have met new people and discovered different viewpoints. I know that it is now time for me to move on from Northern Ireland and escape the bubble that surrounds here. While studying abroad I found it refreshing to have an international perspective, as my education and a significant part of my daily interactions are influenced by the conflict that raged here. I travelled throughout Central and Eastern Europe during my Erasmus experience, and since then have travelled to over 43 countries in total. I love to meet new people and go to new places which is why I want to teach overseas. It will give me the chance to step outside my comfort zone through working and living in a new country and culture which is completely different to my own. I believe I am my best self when in these types of situations and thus I would love to teach overseas.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I completed my undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Law at Queen’s University Belfast last summer, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree with Degree Plus. Soon after graduating I was offered the James MacQuitty Scholarship to study at Master’s level. Consequently, I am currently studying an LLM in Human Rights Law.

I am ambitious, enthusiastic, highly motivated and have acquired good time-management and organisational skills, juggling academic work with voluntary and extra-curricular commitments. I work well on my own initiative, as well as part of a team and am able to cope well under pressure.

During my last two years of school I was elected as secretary of the Student Council as well as Form Captain for my year. My duties included listening to the suggestions of pupils and then relaying them to teachers and other members of staff, organising meetings, recording and distributing minutes to staff and other council members. I strived to make sure everyone’s voice was heard and took great pride in seeing younger pupils become more confident as result. During this time I was also a GCSE Tutor and would tutor younger pupils in Chemistry and Biology after school once a week in order to help better prepare them for their upcoming GCSE exams. I enjoyed supporting students in this way and found the experience very rewarding, not only for the students themselves as their grades dramatically improved after a few sessions, but for myself as the experience taught me to be more patient, adaptable and considerate of other people’s needs. I am friendly, approachable, and a good listener and believe the students could open-up about the struggles they were having in class with myself, more so than they could with their teachers, as they were not afraid to do so, knowing I would not judge them or their abilities.

I gained further experience of building relationships and working effectively with students as mentioned above during my first year of studying Law at Queen’s. In February I was one of 14 law students who were recruited to the 2017 QUB Streetlaw team to work on a project which involved providing legal information and advice to a local community organisation. I was also recently elected to sit on the NUS-USI Women’s Committee at the annual NUS-USI Women’s Conference by a group of my peers, as well as being recently selected to be a Peer Mentor to incoming first year students at the QUB School of Law, a role I am excited by as I know how daunting the experience of moving away and starting university can be.

For the past two years I have worked as a Student Assistant for the Widening Participation Unit (WPU) at Queen’s, as mentioned in my CV. In 2018 I spent 2 weeks assisting at a summer residential for Year 13 students on the Pathway Opportunity Programme as well as the Senior Academy Programme. This involved living with the students in student accommodation, making sure they were up every morning and had breakfast, as well as assisting throughout the day with their academic studies.

I have extensive experience of working with younger people and I thoroughly enjoy it. Even with my peers, I love teaching and learning from them.
I believe my experience, personality and ambition make me a suitable candidate for teaching overseas.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Megan
Teacher ID: 9654
Nationality: Irish
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: LLM
Degree Subject: Human Rights Law
University / Institution: Queen’s University Belfast
Grade: First Class Honours
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Student Assistant
Employer: Queen’s University Belfast
Date of employment: July 2018 – Present
Summary of role:

• The Widening Participation Unit are committed to ensuring that those who are “most able but least likely” are given the opportunity to progress to Higher Education. WPU runs formal programmes for pupils ranging from primary school age to Year 14.
• As a Student Assistant, I support the WPU team in delivering events and programmes throughout the year. These programmes include workshops, seminars, campus tours, award ceremonies and two summer residentials.

Position


Job title: Legal Intern
Employer: Pramerica
Date of employment: June-September 2019
Summary of role:

• Assisted the legal team at Pramerica by providing legal and support services to attorneys in the United States Business Law group.
• Worked with 3 different legal teams (legal services, contracts and subsidiary governance) drafting legal memoranda and other documentation, as well as carrying out legal research and drafting legislative alerts for business in the US as well as a number of assignments which were presented to senior counsel in the US

Position


Job title: Administrative Assistant
Employer: Emerson Technologies
Date of employment: July 2017-August 2017
Summary of role:

• Responsible for providing administration and compliance support, reporting on required data, dealing with queries via face to face, email or telephone as well as liaising with employees, line managers, suppliers and services.
• Worked as part of a PIT Team (Process Improvement Team) alongside 3 other members of staff on developing an Apprentice training course.
• Involved in the recruitment of an apprentice, and developed and facilitated an Assessment Centre in which applicants were invited to attend. The results of this assessment were then used to shortlist applicants for interview.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I come from a small town in the rural north-west of Ireland and have lived in Belfast for the past 5 years. However, I have changed so much as a person in that time. I have travelled extensively throughout the world in the past number of years, studied in Hungary for a semester and have met new people and discovered different viewpoints. I know that it is now time for me to move on from Northern Ireland and escape the bubble that surrounds here. While studying abroad I found it refreshing to have an international perspective, as my education and a significant part of my daily interactions are influenced by the conflict that raged here. I travelled throughout Central and Eastern Europe during my Erasmus experience, and since then have travelled to over 43 countries in total. I love to meet new people and go to new places which is why I want to teach overseas. It will give me the chance to step outside my comfort zone through working and living in a new country and culture which is completely different to my own. I believe I am my best self when in these types of situations and thus I would love to teach overseas.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I completed my undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Law at Queen’s University Belfast last summer, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree with Degree Plus. Soon after graduating I was offered the James MacQuitty Scholarship to study at Master’s level. Consequently, I am currently studying an LLM in Human Rights Law.

I am ambitious, enthusiastic, highly motivated and have acquired good time-management and organisational skills, juggling academic work with voluntary and extra-curricular commitments. I work well on my own initiative, as well as part of a team and am able to cope well under pressure.

During my last two years of school I was elected as secretary of the Student Council as well as Form Captain for my year. My duties included listening to the suggestions of pupils and then relaying them to teachers and other members of staff, organising meetings, recording and distributing minutes to staff and other council members. I strived to make sure everyone’s voice was heard and took great pride in seeing younger pupils become more confident as result. During this time I was also a GCSE Tutor and would tutor younger pupils in Chemistry and Biology after school once a week in order to help better prepare them for their upcoming GCSE exams. I enjoyed supporting students in this way and found the experience very rewarding, not only for the students themselves as their grades dramatically improved after a few sessions, but for myself as the experience taught me to be more patient, adaptable and considerate of other people’s needs. I am friendly, approachable, and a good listener and believe the students could open-up about the struggles they were having in class with myself, more so than they could with their teachers, as they were not afraid to do so, knowing I would not judge them or their abilities.

I gained further experience of building relationships and working effectively with students as mentioned above during my first year of studying Law at Queen’s. In February I was one of 14 law students who were recruited to the 2017 QUB Streetlaw team to work on a project which involved providing legal information and advice to a local community organisation. I was also recently elected to sit on the NUS-USI Women’s Committee at the annual NUS-USI Women’s Conference by a group of my peers, as well as being recently selected to be a Peer Mentor to incoming first year students at the QUB School of Law, a role I am excited by as I know how daunting the experience of moving away and starting university can be.

For the past two years I have worked as a Student Assistant for the Widening Participation Unit (WPU) at Queen’s, as mentioned in my CV. In 2018 I spent 2 weeks assisting at a summer residential for Year 13 students on the Pathway Opportunity Programme as well as the Senior Academy Programme. This involved living with the students in student accommodation, making sure they were up every morning and had breakfast, as well as assisting throughout the day with their academic studies.

I have extensive experience of working with younger people and I thoroughly enjoy it. Even with my peers, I love teaching and learning from them.
I believe my experience, personality and ambition make me a suitable candidate for teaching overseas.

Additional information: