Education graduate starts up new childminding business

Well done to School of Education alumni Dominique Atwell who has recently set up a new business, Playhouse Child Care.

Dominique studied here at the School of Education between 2002 and 2006 and has since gained over 12 years classroom experience.

She said: “I’ve always enjoyed working with people, elderly and the young and decided to focus my studying around that, teaching was the perfect fit. Continue reading

Brighton professors join the REF

Four professors from the University of Brighton have been invited to join the sub-panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

photo of Professor Andy Hobson

Professor Andy Hobson

The panel will include School of Education’s Professor Andy Hobson, Professor of Teacher Learning and Development .

Professor Hobson will be on the panel with the university’s Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor Phil Ashworth, Professor of Physical Geography; Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for Responsible Brighton Future; and Professor Darren Newbury, Professor of Photographic History who have also been selected for these prestigious appointments. Continue reading

We all need training to tackle child abuse

A whistleblower who exposed Britain’s worst child sex scandal has called for more education and training to spot early signs of abuse during a student lecture.

Youth worker Jayne Senior who revealed how 1,400 children had been abused in Rotherham said: “We must all work together to ensure nothing like this ever happens again. We need more education and training…to look for the signs.”

Everyone in schools, she said, should receive more training “from teachers to dinner ladies”. Continue reading

Falmer campus Family Fun Day 2018

On Saturday 11 March the fourth Family Fun Day took place on the Falmer campus.

This annual event is for all parents who study at Falmer and was attended by students studying education, humanities, health science and social science degrees with the invite extended to their children and partners. University staff members and their children were also invited. Continue reading

Family Fun Day 2018

Join us on 10 March for our family fun day!

All Falmer students and staff with kids are welcome to this fantastic and popular annual event run by the Falmer SSGTs. More activities for kids and parents this year too, and all for free.

This event is a great opportunity for students who are parents of young children to meet each other and to build a sense of community.

Walker-May Literature Prize 2016-17

Congratulations to students, Rosie Heweston, Sheryl Howard and Stacey Hunter on winning the School of Education’s Walker-May Literature Prize 2016-17.

The award is given to students studying Primary Education BA(Hons) with QTS routes who have demonstrated particular merit in Literature as evidenced by:

  • performance in all children’s and adult literature modules
  • reading journals/performances/ICT work/presentations relating to literature
  • personal and academic writing relating to literature.

All students were nominated based on their overall performance in the English subject specialism and grade scores throughout their third year.

Find out more about our initial teacher education subject here.