Joining a society can improve your university experience by giving you the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. There are a number of ways to get more active as a student teacher:
If you would like to organise EIS events or act as a link between student members and EIS Local Associations and members in schools why don’t you sign up to be an EIS contact.
Meet regularly with other EIS student members. Discuss local and national education issues and debates; identify any student teacher concerns related to school placements and how the EIS might raise and resolve these; make a contribution to EIS campaigns and get to know the wider work and organisation of the union. Link in with the campaigning work of NUS and the STUC.
Every University Students’ Association encourages students to set up a society on an issue or subject that is important to them. The EIS has supported the formation of Student Teacher Societies and provided funding and speakers for events they have organised. Contact your Student Teacher Society to find out what events they are running over the coming months and get involved.
If you would like to set up a student teacher society or looking for more information, then please contact your EIS Organiser.