PE and Dance PGCE students learn that ‘writing is like fighting’

This week’s lesson on writing skills saw the university’s PE and Dance PGCE students learning several principles of essay writing in an unusual, but in some ways fitting environment.

Playing to the strengths of the students’ ability to think about and reflect on physical movement, Drs Alex Channon, Christopher Matthews and Anastasiya Khomutova took the students out of the classroom and into the gymnasium.  By using three distinct martial arts/combat sports-themed practices to highlight the aforementioned principles, students were taught to think about their academic writing first and foremost as an act of communication.  Read More

Inclusive physical activity workshop

Physical Education and Dance PGCE and School Direct students at the School of Sport and Service Management took part in a whole day of inclusive sport and physical activity as part of the preparation for their forthcoming school placements.

dscf2361The emphasis of the day was on equity and inclusion within the secondary school physical education and dance curriculum. The day comprised of an introductory theory session and practical application through activities such as boccia, sit-down volleyball, parachute games, new-age kurling and goalball. Read More


The number of University of Brighton graduates finding work or moving on to further study after completing their studies has hit its highest ever level. 

According to the latest annual figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than nine out of ten graduates who completed their first degree in 2014-15 were in employment or further study, with over 70 percent employed at a managerial and professional level.  Read More

Kickstart Dance Company School Workshop

Kickstart alongside its female equivalent Fidget provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the teaching of dance and provides extracurricular opportunities to perform to individual classes, year groups and entire schools. Teaching work ranges from singles classes, designed to motivate and inspire groups, to residences where the group work on reconstructions of the company repertoire or the creation of new work for performance, with extracurricular clubs and school performance groups. The companies also offers continual professional development events for teachers. Read More

A Weekend with Wayne Sleep

6-8 November 2015

As one of a great number of guest lecturers hosted by the university this year to enhance and enrich the curriculum this was an outstanding opportunity for students (involved in dance or not) to meet a distinguished dancer, choreographer, actor and director: Wayne Sleep OBE. Wayne shared decades of knowledge and experience and delivered an in-depth insight into the culture of British dance from the point of view of one of its primary benefactors. Read More