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Student Voice Week

The School of Education held its first Student Voice Week in December.

The event was designed in consultation with students with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of how School of Education students understand the term ‘student voice’ and their experiences of it during their study-lives.

Throughout the week students could visit our stands to chat with student voice ambassadors, add to the ‘thoughts board’, complete a survey and eat cakes and pastries! Over the course of the week the ambassadors were visited by around 150 students. Read More

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Be More: Employable, Skilled and Connected

Are you a School of Education student or alumni looking to boost your employability?

Perhaps you’d like to find out more about how to network and build connections – in person and via LinkedIn? Do you know what kind of opportunities are available to you?

If these are some of the questions you’ve been asking yourself recently, why not come along to the launch of UoB Connect: Be More.

This is an exciting project designed to help you Be More: Employable, Skilled and Connected.

The event will take place on Thursday 13th February from 12-4pm (come along when you can) and will be held at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer, Brighton. Read More

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Come to our postgraduate open evening

Postgraduate study develops your skills, supports your career progression and allows for rich personal development.

The School of Education offers a range of postgraduate opportunities:

  • teacher training courses for early years, primary, secondary and further education
  • Education MA
  • specialist PGCerts
  • Education MRes

Find out more at the Falmer campus postgraduate open evening on Wednesday 5 February, 5pm to 8pm.

Decolonising the Curriculum Issue 2 out now

Decolonising the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning about Race Equality, Issue 2 is out now.

This interdisciplinary features perspectives from across the University of Brighton including the School of Education’s Annie Richardson and Dr Nadia Edmond. It also features a perspective from alumnus Ashna Mahtani.

Download your copy of Decolonising the Curriculum Issue 2 – December 2019 

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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

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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

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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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