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Getting classroom experience

York Students in Schools

The University runs a voluntary scheme, York Students in Schools (YSIS). This allows any student interested in a career working with children to volunteer in local schools. You can gain experience of mentoring and supporting pupils and working with professional teaching staff to get an insight of what the classroom is like, while doing something that really helps students learn and grow in confidence.

Student Testimonies

Find out what three of our students say about their own experience of volunteering in schools.

Lu Zhou


Lu studied the MA in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL).

Wang Qinqin

Wang Qinqin, MA TESOL

Qinqin studied for the MA in TESOL.


Laura graduated from the BA in Language and Literature in Education.