Staff awards

Congratulations to senior lecturers Eve Lumb and Marlon Moncrieffe on receiving an Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning award.

The award celebrates outstanding contributions to student learning at the University of Brighton, acknowledging staff who think carefully about the needs of their students and work creatively to improve the quality of learning. Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins visits academic’s cycling exhibition

Tour De France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins recently paid a visit to academic Dr Marlon Moncrieffe’s exhibition about Black British cyclists.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe with Sir Bradley Wiggins

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe with Sir Bradley Wiggins

Dr Moncrieffe’s display ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’ was on show at the Big Fete Velo at the Herne Hill Velodrome which was hosted previously at the university. Continue reading

Professional Skills Test Day

The School of Education recently held a Professional Skills Test Day to provide help and support to those thinking of training to teach. Before starting a course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you must first pass the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy which has proven to be a real challenge for some applicants. Continue reading

Education graduate starts up new childminding business

Well done to School of Education alumni Dominique Atwell who has recently set up a new business, Playhouse Child Care.

Dominique studied here at the School of Education between 2002 and 2006 and has since gained over 12 years classroom experience.

She said: “I’ve always enjoyed working with people, elderly and the young and decided to focus my studying around that, teaching was the perfect fit. Continue reading