Welcome to my blog! I thought some of you might be wondering who I am, and want to know a little bit more about me, so here goes!
Claire | 24 | BA (Hons) International Tourism Management | University of Lincoln
PGCE in the Lifelong Learning Sector | University Centre Doncaster
Aspiring Teacher | Dark Tourism Enthusiast
I have just come to the end of my degree at Lincoln. It’s scary to think though that my three years here has finally ended, and I’ve managed to get the First Class Honours I’ve always dreamt of. I feel like I’ve not stopped working for the last three years, so I’m really pleased that my hard work has paid off (well that and the copious amounts of chocolate I bribed my tutors with, I joke :P).
If we ignore my first year at college where I had aspirations of becoming an architect, I have always wanted to become a teacher, but more specifically a Travel and Tourism teacher within further education. After finishing college I got rather comfortable in a part time job, and one day I was discussing my future with my partner Lliam, who said to me;
If you don’t go now Claire, you’ll never go
He was most definitely right. As much as it pains me to admit it when he is. So it was time for me to make a change and pursue my dream career.
I’m passionate about tourism & education, and I love helping others. It is my dream to be able to put the two of these into practice together. In September 2016 I began my PGCE in the lifelong learning sector at the University Centre in Doncaster College. And so ‘the worst year of my life’ or so they say, is about to begun!
Looking at my personal life, I have an older brother Craig who is 28, engaged, with one daughter Maddison. I love being Auntie Claire!
My partner Lliam and my Syrian hamster Arya are my life. I really enjoy making my own handmade cards. I’m also a big dark tourism enthusiast, and find anything associated with it extremely fascinating.
Here’s a link to my Twitter (@CLJohnson1992), feel free to take a look and follow me if you want to keep up to date with my journey from university to PGCE, and beyond!
Or if you want to see more about me education wise, visit my LinkedIn page
I’m also on Instagram if you want to see what I get up to outside of my blog.
You can also find a visual CV here; Visualize Me
Thanks for reading everyone, and I hope you enjoy this blog!