About us

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The Curriculum Centre is a special collection for School of Education students at the University of Brighton. We have approximately 30,000 resources broadly related to the teaching of all National Curriculum subjects. The collection includes books, DVDs, CDs, puppets, story sacks, resource packs, games, maths equipment and artefact boxes. Our collection of children’s literature is particularly extensive.

We have an online catalogue that has been designed especially for Education students. This catalogue can be searched by author, title, age-level, media-type or keyword. The keyword index is unusually detailed and has been developed specifically to help meet the needs of teachers for books and resources on themes.  You can also view further details and reviews of books by clicking on the image on the catalogue record which will take you through to Amazon. You can access the catalogue on any computer in the Centre or online at:

curriculumcentre.cirqahosting.com

The Curriculum Centre is a place for you to get inspiration and ideas for lessons, work on assignments and presentations , and an area for you to get together for  group work. We understand that you have busy schedules, so you are welcome to bring in sandwiches and drinks as long as you clean up after yourselves.

We also have a page for the Curriculum Centre on Student Central under  My School: Education. The page contains Centre news and links to useful subject related websites; IT instruction sheets; themed resource lists and details of educational suppliers.

OPENING HOURS (Term-time)

Monday – Thursday     8:30am – 5:30pm

Friday                             8:30am – 5pm

We are also open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month during term-time (10am – 2pm)

LOAN POLICY

Unlike the library, we are a reference-only collection which means that resources cannot be taken from the Centre. However, we do allow you to borrow items for up to 2hrs if you are using them during a lesson in the building. We do ask that you check the library first as we will not lend items that are available in the library.

Science and Mathematics equipment can be borrowed from the Science technician in Checkland E233 next to the Science Labs. You will need to have your requests agreed in advance with the technician. Media equipment such as audio recorders can be borrowed from the School of Education technicians in Checkland E141.

EQUIPMENT

We have Chromebook laptops, MacBooks and iPads for you to  borrow whilst you work in the Centre.  You can also connect to the  wireless network using your own device. Please ask staff for instruction sheets.

There are also:

  • 5 desktop computers
  • An interactive whiteboard (SmartBoard)
  • A colour scanner (A4)
  • 2 multifunctional devices (photocopier/printer/scanner – A3 and A4, B&W and colour)
  • An A3/A4 laminator

*Please note that the computers at the far right end are reserved for School of Humanities language students

PRINTING

To print work, send the document to the Konica Minolta printer and then login to any multifunctional device to release the job. You can also print (in colour only) from laptops by using the Mobile Web Printing Service (see staff for instructions). You can top-up your print credit online through the UniCard website (£5 minimum) or with cash via the print kiosk in the Falmer library poolroom.

STAFF

There are two members of staff in the Centre and we are always happy to help you with your enquiries:

Mandy Williams

Laura Brett

 

CONTACT US

telephone: 01273 643427

email: curriculumcentre@brighton.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  • Bob Howitt
    November 8, 2014 - 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lucy,

    I enjoyed this on TED Talks this weekend and wondered if it could be added to the video section?

    http://www.ted.com/talks/mac_barnett_why_a_good_book_is_a_secret_door

    Best regards

    Bob

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