School of Education Curriculum Centre raising international and national profile!

As demonstrated on the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) website, the Curriculum Centre is currently displaying the 2017 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities. The international touring exhibition, celebrating and providing a variety of books suitable for young people with disabilities, is on display until the end of term (Friday 14 December) – don’t miss it! Continue reading

The Malagiri School

a photo of Lorraine smilingAhead of this year’s festive fundraising extravaganza for the Malagiri school, a charity supported by staff and students at the School of Education,  Lorraine Harrison, who is a member of the Malagiri school comittee and an academic talks about the University’s connection with the charity.

You can listen below, or via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify​ – just search University of Brighton, or a condensed taster of the interview can be found in text form below.

Marlon Moncrieffe discusses new research

In a recent University of Brighton podcast, Marlon Moncrieffe discusses ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life Histories of Black British Champions in Cycling’. 

Marlon Moncrieffe Ahead of an upcoming exhibition at Grand Parade Galleries (10-20 December), and a talk at the Advancing Teaching and Learning on Race conference (11 December), Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, has been talking to the university about the subject of his research: Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life Histories of Black British Champions in Cycling.  Continue reading

Glowing Ofsted report for our teacher training courses

The University of Brighton’s established strength in teacher training has been acknowledged in an extremely positive Ofsted report.

Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership received ratings of ‘outstanding’ for its Early Years, Primary and Secondary Courses and ‘good’ in Further Education and Training.

This makes the University of Brighton the only university in Sussex and Kent rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training. Continue reading

Exciting research opportunity!

The University of Brighton is currently offering schools the opportunity to engage in beneficial research.

A small-scale study is being conducted by the School of Education to develop understanding of the role of textbooks within mathematics teaching. Through a combination of observation and interviews, this research seeks to explore how teachers make sense of textbook approaches, and how they are being supported to use textbooks in developing a mastery approach.

Developing this understanding will allow recommendation as to how Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers and schools can support the training and development of prospective and qualified teachers. We will also be able to make recommendations to publishers as to the role they can play in supporting the successful use of textbooks in schools.
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Postgraduate Train to Teach Event November 2018

Smilling Teacher with Students

Are you interested in training to become a teacher or simply want to discover more about a career in teaching?

If you have an undergraduate degree, are in your final year of study or looking for a career change come along to our free postgraduate Train to Teach event on Wednesday 28 November!

The University of Brighton is hosting this unmissable event to provide you with the opportunity to have all of your teacher training questions answered, as well as the chance to meet some of our staff and students. Continue reading

National honour for Professor Goodson

A smiling Professor GoodsonA University of Brighton professor has received national recognition for “exemplifying the very best in educational research”. 

Professor Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, has been awarded the British Educational Research Association’s (BERA) John Nisbet Fellowship, named after BERA’s first president and awarded for recipients’ outstanding contribution over their careers. Continue reading

Children need ‘professional’ love

Celebrities and clergy exposed in the media for abusing children have helped create a “climate of wariness and suspicion” among early years practitioners and other professionals who work with babies and young children, according to a University of Brighton expert.

Many are nervous to show affection and one in five practitioners questioned said they avoid being alone with a child.

But Dr Jools Page believes that “close, intimate and trusting relationships” are essential for infants, toddlers and young children: “In the context of education and care this is ‘professional’ love.” Continue reading

New student? Hit the ground running!

We understand that as well as being a really exciting time, starting out at university can often feel a bit daunting while you are getting to grips with a different way of learning.   

We have produced Hit the Ground Running blogs which have been designed to introduce you to some key information which we hope you will find useful before you arrive. It also includes some voluntary activities you can complete before you start your programme.  

We hope you find the blogs a good way to prepare yourself for your studies – please select your blog from the list below. 

Welcome to all of our new students!

Student leaping in the air celebrating!When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student!

Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about:

  • activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central
  • how to access pre-arrival information, check your start date and view our handy online guide to help prepare you for uni
  • our advice for new students as there’s lots to think about before starting uni – you’ll receive more in the post about this too in our Get Ready Guide
  • organising your accommodation: if you’re still looking for somewhere to live we can offer plenty of support and advice
  • organising your student finance and making a budget
  • joining a Facebook group for students on your campus.

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