Biography

Laura London is a Lecturer in Education for the Secondary PGCE at the University of East Anglia. She began her career as a history teacher and worked for 15 years in 11-18 secondary schools in the region.

Following a successful career in teaching she joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the UEA in 2018 as the history tutor on the PGCE.

Laura also has joint leadership responsibility for the Professional Development strand of the Secondary PGCE. In addtion, she became Partnership Lead on the Secondary PGCE in 2020.

Laura is committed to history education and throughout her career she has always sought to inspire and foster love of history in those she teaches. She has worked with the Historical Association contributing to their annual conference, website and the ‘Move Me On’ feature in Teaching History Magazine. She is co-Chair of HTEN (History Teacher Education Network). Laura is also a Fellow of the HEA.

She is researching the role of the mentor and university tutor and currently has a research paper in submission on this subject.

 

 

Academic Background

Laura completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, where she achieved a First Class BA History (Hons) Degree. She also has a PGCE in Secondary Education (History) and a Diploma in Education.

During her time at the University of East Anglia she has enrolled on the MA Higher Educational Practice programme and is in the process of completing her MA dissertation, focussing on anti-racist education.

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