As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, Kimberley Georgiou, Wellbeing Coordinator in Operations and Support explains what the University of Brighton does to boost student wellbeing – and how easy it is to seek help if needed.
Eleven of our Primary BA with QTS students have been displaying their impressive work in the Checkland Building this month.
As an art subject study trainee, our students explore art in the primary curriculum in greater detail, as well as developing an understanding of the pedagogy and subject knowledge.
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week (13 – 19 May) and to support our students, the team at Falmer are offering a wide range of events that have been designed to promote health, wellbeing and provide an opportunity to have fun!
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. There will be events across the University’s campuses, including an inspiring talk by Johnny Benjamin at our Eastbourne Campus. Here at Falmer, Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs), the Library team and Brighton Student Union (BSU) are offering events across the week including:
Have you applied or are thinking about applying for one of our teacher training courses? If you are yet to take the Professional Skills Tests and would like to be guided through the common mistakes that people make, make sure to come and benefit from our Professional Skills Tests Day this April!
Before starting a teacher training course that leads to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), trainee teachers are expected to pass Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy. You can find out more about the tests on the Department for Education (DfE) website.
On Saturday 9 March, thanks to our Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs), staff and students enjoyed a day full of fun and activities with their families at our Falmer campus.
This year’s free Family Fun Day ran from 11am-2pm and provided endless entertainment for all the family, from reptile handling and circus free play for the kids to massages for the adults. In its fifth year, a total of 238 people enjoyed the day, making it the biggest and best Family Fun Day yet!
World-class opera house, Glyndebourne, is offering two residencies to our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE students. Teaching Artists 2019 is an outstanding opportunity taking place this summer, following two successful years of collaboration between the University of Brighton and Glyndebourne to provide a residency for two Art and Design PGCE students.
Successful applicants will have access to a wide range of valuable experiences and opportunities including attending Glyndebourne education workshops, access to the Glyndebourne archives and exhibiting work through an online gallery.
Bursaries of £40,000 are being offered to ex-service personnel to train as teachers in a new scheme that will replace the Troops to Teachers Programme, launched at the University of Brighton in 2013.
The bursaries will provide veterans of all three services – British Army, Royal Navy and the RAF – with greater flexibility. Once they leave the service they will be able to train as teachers, while still receiving financial support. Continue reading
Good luck to everyone receiving A-Level results tomorrow!
If your exams have gone differently from the way you expected, or you have had a change of heart about the course you want to do then Clearing can be a great way to start that journey. Continue reading
A hugely successful Family Fun Day took place at the university’s Falmer campus on Saturday 11th March.
Over 170 adults and children enjoyed this year’s Family Fun Day which took place in the Checkland building. It was open to students and staff who study or work on the Falmer campus and who have young children. It was the best attended Fun Day so far. Continue reading
The Education Research Centre and School of Education present:
Educators on the edge: flight, resistance and the politics of possibility amongst teachers in managed neoliberal regimes
Dr. Sarah Amsler, University of Lincoln
Thursday 9th March, 4 – 5.30pm, Checkland Building B406, Falmer Site