About Hit the Ground Running

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Dr John Smith

I am delighted you have chosen to study with us at the University of Brighton, School of Education. You will be joining around 2,500 students and I am sure you will quickly settle into a successful and rewarding university life.

At the School of Education, we pride ourselves on the friendly and supportive learning environment we create. It is our mission to provide the very highest learning experience that will help you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes needed to become a great educator: regardless of the field of education you will to ultimately commit to.  You will be encouraged to think critically and creatively, questioning accepted thinking as well as evaluating the latest tools, technologies and approaches to education. Above all, we will help you to become confident, independent learners able to make positive decisions about your own learning and futures.

As a new student to the School, we would like to ensure that you feel fully prepared to come to Brighton and settle into university life. Whether you are arriving straight from college or are returning to study as a mature student, we appreciate that attending university can be a big step. This Hit the Ground Running (HTGR) blog has been designed to introduce you to some key information which we hope you will find useful before you arrive. It also includes some voluntary activities you can complete before you start your programme.

In Welcome Week you will be officially enrolled as a student both with the University of Brighton and on your course. Among a host of activities, you will have the opportunity to meet your Programme Leader, have any queries answered and attend both academic and social events. However, if you have any questions before you arrive, can you please either direct these on your Programme’s dedicated Facebook site or to the Programme Assistant (please see the ‘Key Contacts’ tab for details).

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best in your studies and I look forward to meeting you in September.

Dr John Smith, Head of School of Education


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