British Sign Langauge society performing carols

Signing Christmas Carols fundraising event

Well done to the British Sign Language (BSL) society who recently held a Christmas carol service using sign language to raise money for the Brighton, Hove and West Sussex Deaf children’s society.

The society was set up two years ago by Sarah-Beth Parker, who is studying Primary Education (3-7 years) BA(Hons) with QTS. The group is open to all university students and includes members from a variety of courses such as English, nursing, paramedic, graphic design and teaching. Read More

Michael with head teacher Chris Pearson and his award

Our ‘Outstanding’ Apprentice of the Year

A teacher who brings something extra special to the classroom has been crowned Apprentice of the Year in the Sussex Business Awards.

Michael Lowe, who successfully completed his Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship at the University of Brighton, completed the programme while at Goldstone Primary School and he is now a fully qualified teacher at the school.

His University tutor said: “Michael’s amazing – a little bit of magic happens in his classroom.”

Lis Bundock, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, added: “When you see Michael teach, you get to witness something very special. His understanding of his pupils and his deep knowledge of curriculum come together to ensure that each child feels valued and believed in. Read More

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A responsible future?

Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies.

Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into the circular economy, sustainable tourism, ethical and green business practices, sustainable health and the blue economy. Read More

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Teacher apprentices achieve ‘outstanding’ results

The University of Brighton’s first teacher apprentices, Michael Lowe and Charlotte Gill, have both achieved ‘Outstanding’ in their final assessment.

​Michael Lowe and Charlotte Gill started their apprenticeships in September 2018, both working for schools sponsored by Brighton and Hove City Council. As well as achieving Qualified Teacher Status, they have also been awarded a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from the University of Brighton. Both are now working full-time in secondary schools in the area. Read More

Train to teach event 20 Nov

Train to Teach event 20 November

Join us on Wednesday 20 November for our Train to teach event from 4.30pm – 7.30pm to find out more about courses available and training to teach at Brighton.

Find out more on the University of Brighton website.

Become a teacher and inspire the next generation – there’s no better place to train than the University of Brighton.

Whether you are currently studying or already hold a degree and looking to change direction, our range of postgraduate courses will open doors to a career in teaching.

 

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Meet the University of Brighton’s climate change teacher

A School of Education lecturer has gained United Nations accreditation to become an official ‘climate change teacher’.

Tim Coxon, Principal Lecturer, is now an eduCCateGlobal™ Climate Change Teacher after undertaking five mandatory training courses.

He achieved the status – accredited by UN CC:Learn in Partnership with Harwood Education – upon the completion of the UN courses, entitled: Children and climate change; human health and climate change; cities and climate change; gender and environment and international legal regime of climate change. Read More

Dr Moncrieffe at the opening of his exhibition

Academic set for world cycling championship exhibition

A School of Education academic is to host an exhibition about Black-British cycling champions at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire which runs from 22 to 29 September.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Senior Lecturer and member of the Sports and Leisure Cultures Research and Enterprise Group at the University, will showcase his ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’ display at the championships.

The exhibition will be presented at Cycle Expo Yorkshire from 21 to 22 September during the opening of the World Road Cycling Championships Festival. Dr Moncrieffe will also provide a keynote talk at British Cycling’s exclusive members’ event in Harrogate. Members of British Cycling and Union Cycliste International (UCI), the world governing body for cycling, will attend the talk. Read More

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Mentoring opportunities

“Mentoring is a one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual voluntarily gives time to support and encourage another. This relationship is typically developed at a time of transition in the mentee’s life and lasts for a period of time”

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