A great end to their course!

Final year Primary English Education BA(Hons) with QTS students were treated to two visiting speakers at their final course event.

cover of Pom Pom - a book by Sophy HennThe event was linked to two final year modules which focus on the learning, teaching and assessment of English in the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Sussex based author and illustrator Sophy Henn spoke about her journey as a reader, author and illustrator. Her children’s books are bright, bold and full of wonderful themes for children and are definitely worthy of being in every nursery and Reception and Year 1 classes.  Continue reading

Supporting their fellow students

Twenty four second year students from our Education BA and Primary Education with QTS suite of courses received their certificates for being PASS Leaders.

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a national and international university scheme, where students work in pairs to facilitate study support groups for first year students.

The leaders benefit by enhancing their own study skills, employability and increasing confidence. For participants they can learn from students who have already completed their first year. Continue reading

IBBY exhibition visits the Falmer campus

The School of Education’s Curriculum Centre was delighted to have again been chosen to host the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) biennial touring exhibition.

IBBY is a non-profit organisation which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.

The exhibition is a selection of recently published, outstanding books for young people with disabilities which has three categories: specialised formats such as sign language, Braille, tactile and dyslexia friendly; universal access which includes wordless picture books; portrayals of disability which includes picture books, fiction and non-fiction. The exhibition has visited many countries including Italy, Japan, USA, China, Ireland, Slovakia and Greece.  Continue reading

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 Kent rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training. Continue reading

New student? Hit the ground running!

We understand that as well as being a really exciting time, starting out at university can often feel a bit daunting while you are getting to grips with a different way of learning.   

We have produced Hit the Ground Running blogs which have been designed to introduce you to some key information which we hope you will find useful before you arrive. It also includes some voluntary activities you can complete before you start your programme.  

We hope you find the blogs a good way to prepare yourself for your studies – please select your blog from the list below. 

Welcome to all of our new students!

Student leaping in the air celebrating!When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student!

Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about:

  • activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central
  • how to access pre-arrival information, check your start date and view our handy online guide to help prepare you for uni
  • our advice for new students as there’s lots to think about before starting uni – you’ll receive more in the post about this too in our Get Ready Guide
  • organising your accommodation: if you’re still looking for somewhere to live we can offer plenty of support and advice
  • organising your student finance and making a budget
  • joining a Facebook group for students on your campus.

You can also follow results day reactions on our Instagram Stories. Tag us in your celebrations @uniofbrighton to be featured.

Explore your options through clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving A-Level results tomorrow!

If you’ve had a change of heart, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities.

If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy guide. Or call us on 01273 644000, we can help.  Continue reading