About us

Illinois State University students in the Curriculum Centre


The Curriculum Centre is a special collection for School of Education students at the University of Brighton. We have approximately 30,000 resources broadly related to the teaching of all National Curriculum subjects and we cover an age range from Early Years to Post-16 education. The collection includes books, DVDs, CDs, puppets, resource packs, games, maths equipment and artefact boxes. Our collection of children’s literature is particularly extensive.

We have an online catalogue that has been designed especially for Education students. This catalogue can be searched by author, title, age-level, media-type or keyword. The keyword index is unusually detailed and has been developed specifically to help meet the needs of teachers for books and resources on themes.  You can also view further details and reviews of books by clicking on Google Books review links. You can access the catalogue on any computer in the Centre or online at:


The Curriculum Centre is a place for you to get inspiration and ideas for lessons, work on assignments and presentations, and an area for you to get together for  group work. We understand that you have busy schedules so you are welcome to bring in sandwiches and drinks as long as you clean up after yourselves.

We also have a page for the Curriculum Centre on the MyBrighton app: go to Studies and then My School. Then click on the photo of colourful book shelves :).

The page contains Centre news and links to useful subject related websites as well as links to themed recommended book lists.



During term time

  • Monday – Friday, 8.30am until 4pm or 5:30pm – check with Centre staff when you come in or check our display board.

During holidays


CONTACT US – via email is best, as our shared mailbox will be monitored daily, Monday – Friday

email: curriculumcentre@brighton.ac.uk

telephone: 01273 643427

When you’re in the Centre, any questions can be answered by Centre staff, including our student helper staff.



Unlike the library, we are a reference-only collection which means that resources generally cannot be taken from the Centre. However, we do allow you to borrow items for same day loan if you are using them during a lesson in the building. To help trainee teachers with their fiction reading list, School of Education students can also take out chapter fiction books for a week (no reservations nor renewals). We do ask that you check the main Falmer library first as we will not lend items that are available in the library. We only issue resources to School of Education staff and students.

Science and Mathematics equipment can be borrowed from the Technical Services team in either Checkland E233 next to the Science Labs or the Technical Services office in E144. You will need to have your requests agreed in advance (at least one week notice) with the technician to ensure that resources are available. Media equipment such as audio recorders and iPads can be borrowed from Checkland E144 and requested using the link here Technical Request Form.



You can connect to the wireless network (Eduroam) using your own device. Please ask staff for instruction sheets.

There are also:

  • Desktop computers
  • A large bookable interactive touch-screen for practicing presenting techniques
  • A multifunctional device (photocopier/printer/scanner – A3 and A4, B&W and colour)
  • An A3/A4 laminator
  • A wide variety of classroom creativity resources including sugar paper, compasses, scissors and glue.

*Please note that the computers at the far right end of the Open Learning Centre are reserved for languages students – you may use them if they are free but will need to log out if languages students require them.



To print work, use MyPrintCenter, then login to any multifunctional device to release the job. You can top-up your print credit online through the UniCard website (£5 minimum) or with cash via the print kiosk in the Falmer library poolroom.



Staff in the Centre are always happy to help you with your enquiries:

Becky Priestley-Leach, Curriculum Centre Supervisor  01273 643427 curriculumcentre@brighton.ac.uk

Suse Bentley, Curriculum Centre Supervisor 01273 643427 curriculumcentre@brighton.ac.uk








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