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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.

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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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.

 

Professional skills tests day success!

one of the sessionsThe School of Education held another successful Professional Skills Tests Day on the weekend.

The annual event is designed to provide help to applicants who have yet to pass the tests in literature and mathematics. The tests were introduced by the Department for Education to ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism, and must be successfully completed before starting teacher training. Read More

Graduates offered paid apprenticeships

Graduates are being offered paid apprenticeships to work with people who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Downs View SEN Specialist School in Brighton is one of the first in the country to advertise externally for the Post Graduate Teacher Degree apprenticeship posts.

The school is offering the four posts in conjunction with the University and with Brighton and Hove City Council’s apprenticeships team. The apprenticeships come with a salary of £17,208 and, in addition the tuition fees are paid-for – saving each apprentice up to £9,000.

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