On a winning run

A School of Education teaching student produced her personal best to help Great Britain to success in an international meet.

Elise Lovell, a Hastings Athletic Club heptathlete, recorded PBs in four events to help GB’s senior women finish runners-up in the Combined Events International Indoor Match against the Czech Republic, France, Poland and Spain in Prague.

Elise, studying for our Physical Education PGCE, started in athletics at the age of six and later, while at Helenswood School in Hastings, she cleared the long jump pit. Her PE teacher Jane Dallaway spotted Elise’s talent and guided her to Hastings Athletics Club. Continue reading

The School of Education welcomes young researchers

Four budding researchers arrived at the Falmer campus last week to present their research to the PGCE Primary cohort.

6feb1ddf-caa8-4310-b9b3-945a749d4147They were invited by Senior Lecturers Pamela Lewis and Dr Rachel Marks as part of a collaborative project between the University of Brighton, The Open University and pupils from City Whitehawk Academy, Brighton.

The early researchers shared their enquiries, methods, data and findings which were the result of a term long intervention with Dr Liz Chamberlain from the Open University’s Children’s Research Centre. Continue reading

Batty about inclusivity

There is a tangible community ethos about Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) (Registered Charity Number 1160103), which was co-founded by Brighton alumnus Tim Holtam (Graduate Teaching Programme 2011) in February 2007.

Tim started the club with fellow former international Table Tennis player, Harry McCarney, as they were keen to share their love of the sport with local disadvantaged young people in Brighton. The club has grown from its modest beginnings with two broken old tables to an umbrella organisation overseeing over 100 tables across the city, and over 1,000 people playing table tennis every week. Continue reading