The University of Brighton’s School of Education has been the launchpad for thousands of exceptional teachers over the years. To mark the launch of the new Brighton’s Titans campaign, we’d like to highlight just a few of the people who have gone on to careers as first-class educators.
Stephen Feeney (PGCE Primary Education 2012) found the course an excellent preparation for working as a teacher. “The PGCE at Brighton is definitely a celebration of what teaching can do for you as a person,” he says. “Yes, it fully equips you for the stresses and strains that come with the profession, but it also enriches you with the knowledge that you are going to be working in a job that allows you to be silly, fun and a great role model to the children you teach. I felt so ready and excited to become a teacher by the time I had finished the course.”
He’s not the only graduate who feels this way. Tim Holtam (Graduate Teaching Programme, 2011) founded Brighton Table Tennis Club and went on to be named Coach of the Year. He says: “Brighton gave me a teacher training qualification par excellence.”
“The University of Brighton made me into a teacher,” says Hannah Wallace, who graduated in (2011) with a PGCE in Information Communication Technology and is now a Programme Area Manager. Hannah deeply appreciated the real-world preparation she received at Brighton. “The range of workshops and lectures were excellent and exposed us to a range of scenarios and situations that we may face during our teaching careers and equipped us with the foundation for coping with these challenges.”