A COLLEGE teacher that downloaded TikTok as a way to connect with her students has amassed over 2.6 million likes.

Trish Kiloh, subject leader for Media Studies at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh, set up her account on the popular video-sharing social media platform during the first lockdown.

The teacher is said to have done this as a way of getting in touch with the apps her students are using.

She has since uploaded over 750 videos and in the past 28 days, her videos have been watched over 2 million times by individuals around the world.

Trish said: “I can hand on heart credit TikTok for reinvigorating my passion for media production in a way that has allowed me to connect with students and show them that there is no excuse not to use social media apps in a positive and creative manner.

"The combination of Tiktok ‘trends’ and education has proven to be successful in engaging learners in an accessible and easily digestible format."

The teachers content focuses on her work as a Media Studies teacher and aims to incorporate trending topics in a way that makes them relatable to both fellow teachers and their students.

Trish has used the platform to task students with producing short video content and trailers and to have them think beyond the curriculum to 'engage with current trends and advances in technology'.

She also uses TikTok to demonstrate how simple it is for them to produce 'engaging and aesthetically pleasing videos' in a short amount of time.

Trish added: “I have become part of a fantastic TikTok Teacher Community that spans the globe.

"We actively work together to connect students with their subjects beyond the classroom, highlighting that even a 15 second video can help them on the path to success.”