Jigsaw puzzle illustrating the four mentoring options

Mentoring opportunities

“Mentoring is a one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual voluntarily gives time to support and encourage another. This relationship is typically developed at a time of transition in the mentee’s life and lasts for a period of time”

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Online peer mentors

the students holding their certificates

L to R: Lisa Glassey, Mel Gill (SSGT) Laura Scott and Michael Murphy

A School of Education online peer-to-peer mentoring project has reached the end of a successful pilot.

The project was set up for students studying on our part-time work-based learning courses to support them through their first year of study. Students in the final year of the same programmes volunteered to provide support using their own knowledge and experience of the course, and being a student at Brighton. They were supported by the school’s Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs). Read More

Oh what a night!

In early December the university held its fourth annual event to celebrate University of Brighton student achievements.

Over 150 guests comprising students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters came together for an important occasion, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, and organised by the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team.  All attendees were there to recognise and applaud the efforts of a range of students who received awards for outstanding efforts (both academic and co-curricular) during the last academic year. Read More

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. Read More

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