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Young, single, trainee teacher - please please help

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Young, single, trainee teacher - please please help

Postby Deano » Sun 27 Sep 2009 18:09 GMT


Well, firstly, I think its appropriate to descibe myself a bit first. :)

I'm a 26 year old male from Suffolk. I graduated with a Geology degree in 2004, had a career working for the government for 5 years. Decided it wasn't where I wanted my life to go, so resigned last Sept with a view to doing my PGCE. Fast forward a year to today and I am now 3 weeks into my PGCE primary years, specialising in years 1-4!

I live in a deprived, kinda sleepy, almost backwards town. (That last statement maybe abit unfair on the town :) ) All my mates have either got married, moved to London or there university towns. This isn't so much of an issue this year as I have alot of PGCE work to do! But social opportunities are kinda limited :( Anyway im rambling...

I have a real burning desire to explore, I have nothing bad to say about GB, infact it's a great country. I just can't get the dream of moving to New Zealand, Australia, Canada, USA or even Japan!!

New Zealand is my top choice, but the location is not my main reason for this post. Basically just trying to get info on typical costs of emmigrating, How hard am I going to find it on my own? Did people in similar situations join single clubs or somthing like that?

Peoples comments are welcome or suggestions for things to consider, obviously I realise that I'm a little early talking about emmigrating given that I don't even have my PGCE yet!
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