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Jonathan Hunter

Geography graduate Jonathan Hunter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of a teacher who inspired his love for the subject.

Jonathan, who graduated from the University of Worcester in November 2011 with a 2:2 BA (Hons) in Human Geography, is hoping to become a teacher himself and inspire the next generation of young people.

“My geography teacher at school was a huge inspiration to me,” said the 21-year-old, from North Wales. “She really brought the subject alive for me and that’s what I now want to do for other young people.”

Jonathan, a keen cricketer, spent much of his time at university working as a Student Ambassador and since completing his degree, has secured a job at the University as a Visit and Recruitment Co-ordinator with the Schools and Colleges Liaison Service.

“During my time as a Student Ambassador I spent a lot of time talking to other young people about university and the benefits,” he said. “Now I’ve managed to secure a job where I can continue that work visiting schools and inspiring young people to think about higher education.”

Jonathan is hoping to continue his studies at the University of Worcester next year taking a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) with the aim of becoming a primary school teacher.

“I had wanted to become a geography teacher,” he said. “But now I’ve thought more about the whole aspect of teaching, as I also love my sport, and so I would like to go in to primary school teaching. I’m still really passionate about geography and hope to inspire the next generation of young geographers.”