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

Changes to professional skills tests from February 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently made changes to the Professional Skills Tests to ensure more talented trainees can get into teaching.

As of 15 February 2018, there will be no limit on the number of tests candidates can take, they will also not incur any cost for their first three attempts.

These changes are great news for aspiring teachers who will be able to begin their training as soon as they are ready.

Read full details about the changes on the DfE website.