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.

Education student inspires the SU Winter appeal

Education MA student Nadia Pashkevich received a donation plea from Samara’s Aid Appeal and felt compelled to get the University of Brighton Students’ Union (SU) on board.

Samara’s Aid Appeal is a Brighton-based organisation that sends humanitarian and medical aid to Syria, Iraq and the Middle East. Nadia received an email from them saying they were desperate for clothing supplies for refugees living in the coldest refugee camps in Syria and Iraq and her first thought was how she could help.

Nadia contacted the SU and the Brighton SU Winter Aid Appeal was launched! Continue reading

On a winning run

A School of Education teaching student produced her personal best to help Great Britain to success in an international meet.

Elise Lovell, a Hastings Athletic Club heptathlete, recorded PBs in four events to help GB’s senior women finish runners-up in the Combined Events International Indoor Match against the Czech Republic, France, Poland and Spain in Prague.

Elise, studying for our Physical Education PGCE, started in athletics at the age of six and later, while at Helenswood School in Hastings, she cleared the long jump pit. Her PE teacher Jane Dallaway spotted Elise’s talent and guided her to Hastings Athletics Club. Continue reading

Batty about inclusivity

There is a tangible community ethos about Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) (Registered Charity Number 1160103), which was co-founded by Brighton alumnus Tim Holtam (Graduate Teaching Programme 2011) in February 2007.

Tim started the club with fellow former international Table Tennis player, Harry McCarney, as they were keen to share their love of the sport with local disadvantaged young people in Brighton. The club has grown from its modest beginnings with two broken old tables to an umbrella organisation overseeing over 100 tables across the city, and over 1,000 people playing table tennis every week. Continue reading