Get up to £30,000 tax-free to Train to Teach a STEM subject

Design-and-Technology-2eenso5_STEM train to teachGood teachers are always in demand but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at secondary school are particular priorities and attract additional support and higher levels of funding.

The teaching profession is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count. At the moment, tax-free bursaries and scholarships worth up to £30,000 are being offered to top graduates who choose to train as teachers.

Our teaching courses at Brighton are perfect if you have graduated with an honors degree or equivalent, in a subject relevant to the specialism. Or if you think you may need additional support we also offer subject knowledge enhancement routes (SKE) which you can do ahead of the teaching course.

We offer courses in a number of STEM subject areas including:
Design and Technology

Specialising in a STEM subject at postgraduate level means that you will be able to take a role in the leadership and development of this subject area throughout your career.

You can find out more at the Department of Education (DfE) website.

Or you can register an interest in our programmes here.

Join us at our campus open day on Saturday 18 June

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students.
If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2017, you can find out more about our campus open day and how to book a place here

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Do you need some help with job hunting?

Student Services are offering their annual ’Transform Your Life’ two day graduate employability course.
‘Transform Your Life’ 2 day University of Brighton graduate employability course

Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June 2016
This course is particularly suited to any final year students or graduates who may be finding the next stage of their career rather challenging.

It includes:
* confidence boosting activities
* applications/CVs
* online presence
* presenting yourself well at interview (including practice interviews)

Find out more about the course, including how to book a place, here.

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Soapbox science

A scientist from our school left her lab to stand on a soapbox to explain nuclear physics to members of the public and to help eliminate gender inequality in science.

Chantal Nobs, a PhD student at the University of Brighton, was one of 12 women selected to participate in the Soapbox Science London event on London’s Southbank.
Her session ‘Nuclear physics: Exploring the centre of the atom and harnessing its potential’ involved discussing her work and her experiences as a female scientist.

Chantal said she was impressed with the reaction from members of the public. One said: “Now, not only do I know what it means, but I know that women can do it.”

The key aim was to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile and challenging the public’s view of women in science. In addition to sharing their research with the general public, all 12 women became role-models for future generations.


Chantal said: “Although I was incredibly nervous before stepping onto my soapbox I thoroughly enjoyed the hour-long session. As soon as I had introduced myself, out of no-where, a full crowd had formed around me. A complete mixture of young and old, male and female, some who knew all about nuclear physics, and some who had never heard of a nucleus.

“The best part of the event for me was the variety of questions asked, everything from ‘how did you get into nuclear physics’ to ‘how do we know whether we have created a nucleus if we cannot see it’.”

Watch video highlights from Chantal’s talk here.

University robots put to the test

Lord Baker with (front row) Ian Watts, Ryan Pratt and Darren Harkin of University of Brighton with their Creepy Crawlie Battlebots and, behind them, Kyle Brackenfield on his electric motorbike, Sophie Lewis and Keeran Gillett with VEX robotic cars.

Lord Baker with (front row) Ian Watts, Ryan Pratt and Darren Harkin of University of Brighton with their Creepy Crawlie Battlebots and, behind them, Kyle Brackenfield on his electric motorbike, Sophie Lewis and Keeran Gillett with VEX robotic cars.

Racing robots built by University of Brighton undergraduates and students at the University Techinical College in Newhaven, UTC@harbourside, were put to the test when former Education Secretary, Lord Baker of Dorking visited the school.

After being shown around the new school by some of the 14-18 year old students, Lord Baker was treated to a race between the UTC students’ machines and a crack team of ‘Battlebots’ called the Creepy Crawlies, made by university undergraduates.

The Creepy Crawlies were the only European university team to enter competition in the US TV-series, Battlebots, in which fighting robots of all shapes and sizes compete for a $30,000 prize. The programme for ABC Television has just aired in the USA.

UTC@harbourside is jointly sponsored by Lewes District Council, educational charity The Aldridge Foundation, the University of Brighton and Veolia. Continue reading