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Apply now for you PGCE

Applications to start your postgraduate primary or secondary teacher training next September open today – Monday 12 October – on UCAS Teacher Training. Our postgraduate courses offer routes to becoming an early years, primary, secondary and further education teacher. We were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our most recent inspection for early years, primary and…

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Glyndebourne partnership for PGCE students

The Art and Design PGCE course at the University of Brighton has worked in partnership with the education team at Glyndebourne Opera for several years. In October each year, Glyndebourne invite students and the course team to attend the performance for schools opera, which is part of their tour programme.  The performance introduces young people from…

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We’re School of the Year!

At last nights Brighton Students’ Union Awards the School of Education was voted School of the Year for the second year running. We received the award for working closely with the Students’ Union to encourage and develop student engagement, through creating new and innovative ways for our students to co-design their experience and supporting the…

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Podcast: Catching up with Sarah Fitzjohn-Scott

Sarah, our Deputy Head of School (Partnership and Engagement), talks about her career and why Brighton is such a great place to train to teach. She also discusses how to make teacher training even more accessible. ​Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on…

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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. Dr Richard Wallis, Deputy Head of the School…

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Glowing Ofsted report for our teacher training courses

The University of Brighton’s established strength in teacher training has been acknowledged in an extremely positive Ofsted report. Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership received ratings of ‘outstanding’ for its Early Years, Primary and Secondary Courses and ‘good’ in Further Education and Training. This makes the University of Brighton the only university in Sussex and…

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Postgraduate Train to Teach Event November 2018

Are you interested in training to become a teacher or simply want to discover more about a career in teaching? If you have an undergraduate degree, are in your final year of study or looking for a career change come along to our free postgraduate Train to Teach event on Wednesday 28 November!

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PGCE trainee teachers offer their advice to future trainees!

At the University of Brighton we value feedback, seeing it as essential to the development of our courses. We spoke to a group of trainees nearing the end of their secondary PGCE programmes and asked them about their year. The students were asked what advice they’d give themselves if they could turn the clock back to…

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UCAS Teacher Training fee reduced to £1

It now costs just £1 to apply for postgraduate teacher training programmes starting in 2018. The Department for Education is subsidising the UCAS Teacher Training application fee until the end of July 2018, so apply as soon as possible to benefit from it! Find out more about postgraduate teacher training options at Brighton. If you’ve…

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