I am currently a 'mature student' studying for a History degree with the OU, having finally found something I enjoy learning about, and have a real passion for. My plan is to finish my degree and then apply for a PGCE course locally for a year, then teach History at secondary level. Far into the future I would then perhaps be looking at working at a Uni or college. I have heard a lot about how over-subscribed History jobs are, and how difficult it is to get a position. I have done some research on job sites and there do seem to still be quite a few jobs around, so how difficult is it in reality? I live in Stoke, so have a wide range of possible locations within an hour or so of me (Manchester, Birmingham, Cheshire, Derby etc), so I wouldn't be inflexible with only looking for local jobs etc. Thanks for your help!