Staff awards

Congratulations to senior lecturers Eve Lumb and Marlon Moncrieffe on receiving an Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning award.

The award celebrates outstanding contributions to student learning at the University of Brighton, acknowledging staff who think carefully about the needs of their students and work creatively to improve the quality of learning. Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins visits academic’s cycling exhibition

Tour De France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins recently paid a visit to academic Dr Marlon Moncrieffe’s exhibition about Black British cyclists.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe with Sir Bradley Wiggins

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe with Sir Bradley Wiggins

Dr Moncrieffe’s display ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’ was on show at the Big Fete Velo at the Herne Hill Velodrome which was hosted previously at the university. Continue reading

First time publication for lecturer

A very smiley photo of AnnieSenior Lecturer Annie Richardson has worked at the university since 2010. Annie lectures on the subject of early childhood education and care.

Annie has recently taken up writing for pleasure again – something she hadn’t done since she was a child. Her work struck a chord with those who read it and Annie decided to share her story.

Annie’s work was selected for a publication Hidden Sussex, a new anthology for Sussex: Fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic experience.

Annie spoke to us about her writing which focuses on her experiences of being a black mixed-heritage woman and living in rural South-East England. Continue reading

Making every maths lesson count

book coverA book written by School of Education senior lecturer Emma McCrea has just been published.

Emma’s book, Making Every Maths Lesson Count: Six principles to support great maths teaching, takes away the guesswork as she sums up the key components of effective maths teaching.

Emma has led professional development training for organisations such as the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and the Maths Hubs.

You can find out more about the book on the Crown House Publishing website.

Marlon Moncrieffe discusses new research

In a recent University of Brighton podcast, Marlon Moncrieffe discusses ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life Histories of Black British Champions in Cycling’. 

Marlon Moncrieffe Ahead of an upcoming exhibition at Grand Parade Galleries (10-20 December), and a talk at the Advancing Teaching and Learning on Race conference (11 December), Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, has been talking to the university about the subject of his research: Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life Histories of Black British Champions in Cycling.  Continue reading

National honour for Professor Goodson

A smiling Professor GoodsonA University of Brighton professor has received national recognition for “exemplifying the very best in educational research”. 

Professor Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, has been awarded the British Educational Research Association’s (BERA) John Nisbet Fellowship, named after BERA’s first president and awarded for recipients’ outstanding contribution over their careers. Continue reading

Children need ‘professional’ love

Celebrities and clergy exposed in the media for abusing children have helped create a “climate of wariness and suspicion” among early years practitioners and other professionals who work with babies and young children, according to a University of Brighton expert.

Many are nervous to show affection and one in five practitioners questioned said they avoid being alone with a child.

But Dr Jools Page believes that “close, intimate and trusting relationships” are essential for infants, toddlers and young children: “In the context of education and care this is ‘professional’ love.” Continue reading

University of Brighton academic honoured

A University of Brighton lecturer has been recognised for “making a difference to the teaching of physical education at national and international level”.

The Association for Physical Education’s (AfPE) highest honour, the Honoured Members Award 2018, has been awarded to Dr Gary Stidder, Principal Lecturer in PE in the University’s School of Sport and Service Management.

Dr Stidder, who coordinates the initial teacher training for Physical Education and is the subject’s route leader for PGCE and Schools Direct student trainees, received his award for services to physical education and for instilling values based education within the PE curriculum through his work with Football 4 Peace (@F4Pvalues). Continue reading