Be More: Employable, Skilled and Connected

Are you looking to boost your employability?

Perhaps you’d like to find out more about how to network and build connections – in person and via LinkedIn? Do you know what kind of opportunities are available to you?

If these are some of the questions you’ve been asking yourself recently, why not come along to the launch of UoB Connect: Be More.

This is an exciting project is open to alumni and current students and is designed to help you Be More: Employable, Skilled and Connected.

The event will take place on Thursday 13th February from 12-4pm (come along when you can) and will be held at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer, Brighton. Continue reading

Know someone who would make a good teacher?

The University of Brighton is hosting a postgraduate train to teach event on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

The event takes place at the Falmer campus from 4.30 to 7.30pm and attendees can find out more about our primary, secondary and further education PGCEs, Early Years Initial Teacher Training, School Direct programmes and the new teaching apprenticeships.

If you had a great experience at Brighton and are loving teaching please help us spread the word. Find out more at www.brighton.ac.uk/teach

Win funding for your idea

competition logoThe Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition is your chance to make it happen if you have an idea for a new product, service or community project!

The competition is open to those who have graduated in the last three years as well as current students. It aims to reward innovation, and turn great ideas into reality.

There are top prizes of £1500, £1000 and £750 available to win. As well as the cash prizes, the three winners will also receive a free package of support from local entrepreneurs and specialist businesses. There are also three runners-up prizes of £250 and ten highly commended awards of £100.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 4 March 2019.

For more information: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/start-your-own-business/santander-university-of-brighton-ideas-competition/index.aspx

 

Glowing Ofsted report for our teacher training courses

Ofsted outstanding logoThe University of Brighton’s established strength in teacher training has been acknowledged in an extremely positive Ofsted report.

Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership received ratings of ‘outstanding’ for its Early Years, Primary and Secondary Courses and ‘good’ in Further Education and Training.

This makes the University of Brighton the only university in Sussex and Kent rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training. Continue reading

National honour for Professor Goodson

A University of Brighton professor has received national recognition for “exemplifying the very best in educational research”. 

Professor Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, has been awarded the British Educational Research Association’s (BERA) John Nisbet Fellowship, named after BERA’s first president and awarded for recipients’ outstanding contribution over their careers.
Ivor Goodson
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Exciting research opportunity!

The University of Brighton is currently offering schools the opportunity to engage in beneficial research.

A small-scale study is being conducted by the School of Education to develop understanding of the role of textbooks within mathematics teaching. Through a combination of observation and interviews, this research seeks to explore how teachers make sense of textbook approaches, and how they are being supported to use textbooks in developing a mastery approach.

Developing this understanding will allow recommendation as to how Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers and schools can support the training and development of prospective and qualified teachers. We will also be able to make recommendations to publishers as to the role they can play in supporting the successful use of textbooks in schools.
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