We all need training to tackle child abuse

A whistleblower who exposed Britain’s worst child sex scandal has called for more education and training to spot early signs of abuse during a student lecture.

Youth worker Jayne Senior who revealed how 1,400 children had been abused in Rotherham said: “We must all work together to ensure nothing like this ever happens again. We need more education and training…to look for the signs.”

Everyone in schools, she said, should receive more training “from teachers to dinner ladies”. Continue reading

UCAS Teacher Training fee reduced to £1

UCAS logoIt now costs just £1 to apply for postgraduate teacher training programmes starting in 2018.

The Department for Education is subsidising the UCAS Teacher Training application fee until the end of July 2018, so apply as soon as possible to benefit from it!

Find out more about postgraduate teacher training options at Brighton.

If you’ve already applied and missed out on the new low price £23 will automatically be refunded to you – you don’t need to do anything and will receive an email when the refund is complete.

Falmer campus Family Fun Day 2018

On Saturday 11 March the fourth Family Fun Day took place on the Falmer campus.

This annual event is for all parents who study at Falmer and was attended by students studying education, humanities, health science and social science degrees with the invite extended to their children and partners. University staff members and their children were also invited. Continue reading

New £40,000 bursaries for ex-military personnel to get into teaching

Bursaries of £40,000 are being offered to ex-service personnel to train as teachers in a new scheme that will replace the Troops to Teachers Programme, launched at the University of Brighton in 2013.

The bursaries will provide veterans of all three services – British Army, Royal Navy and the RAF – with greater flexibility. Once they leave the service they will be able to train as teachers, while still receiving financial support. Continue reading

Holocaust Educational Trust Workshop for PGCE trainees

As part of their university-based work, trainee teachers from our (Secondary) English PGCE and (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE routes recently attended a workshop hosted by guest speaker Tom Jackson from the Holocaust Education Trust. The Trust aims to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons that can be learned for today. Continue reading