Win funding for your idea

Competition logoThe Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition is your chance to make it happen if you have an idea for a new product, service or community project!

There are top prizes of £1500, £1000 and £750 available to win. As well as the cash prizes, the three winners will also receive a free package of support from local entrepreneurs and specialist businesses. There are also three runners-up prizes of £250 and ten highly commended awards of £100.

The competition is open to all students and those who have graduated in the last three years. It aims to reward innovation, and turn great ideas into reality.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 4 March 2019.

For more information: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/start-your-own-business/santander-university-of-brighton-ideas-competition/index.aspx

Curriculum Centre hosts unmissable IBBY exhibition!

 

Display of IBBY in Curriculum Centre

The School of Education Curriculum Centre is delighted to have yet again been chosen to display a collection of children’s books from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

IBBY is a non-profit organisation founded in Switzerland in 1953, which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
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Family Fun Day 2019

It’s that time of year again!

The Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs), based at the university’s Falmer campus, are holding their fabulous, free, Family Fun Day on Saturday 9 March.

The event takes place from 11am – 2pm in the Checkland building and is for all staff and students with their families.

This year we have the amazing Bigger Bang Science Show and there’ll be massages for the adults and loads for the kids, including bouncy slide, soft-play, circus workshop, reptile handling, robot wars and Lego challenge.

No need to book, just turn up on the day!

Postgraduate open evening – 12 February

Thinking about training to teach or continuing your professional development?

students walking around the Falmer campusFind out about our postgraduate routes into teaching early years, primary, secondary and further education at our Falmer campus open evening. Plus learn about our Education MA, specialist PGCerts and our Professional Doctorate in Education.

Our friendly staff will be on hand to chat through your options and you can also attend a range of talks.

Don’t miss out – book your place today! 

Oh what a night!

In early December the university held its fourth annual event to celebrate University of Brighton student achievements.

Over 150 guests comprising students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters came together for an important occasion, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, and organised by the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team.  All attendees were there to recognise and applaud the efforts of a range of students who received awards for outstanding efforts (both academic and co-curricular) during the last academic year. Continue reading

IBBY exhibition visits the Falmer campus

The School of Education’s Curriculum Centre was delighted to have again been chosen to host the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) biennial touring exhibition.

IBBY is a non-profit organisation which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

The exhibition is a selection of recently published, outstanding books for young people with disabilities which has three categories: specialised formats such as sign language, Braille, tactile and dyslexia friendly; universal access which includes wordless picture books; portrayals of disability which includes picture books, fiction and non-fiction. The exhibition has visited many countries including Italy, Japan, USA, China, Ireland, Slovakia and Greece.  Continue reading

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