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. The collection includes books, DVDs, CDs, puppets, story sacks, 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 the image on the catalogue record which will take you through to Amazon. 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 Student Central under My School: Education. The page contains Centre news and links to useful subject related websites; IT instruction sheets; themed resource lists and details of educational suppliers.
Due to health and safety considerations, there will be no physical access to the Centre for either teaching staff or students for the time being, during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Selected resources will be brought to you in taught sessions, and carefully managed and quarantined.
Centre staff are available for any advice we can give remotely, and our online resources will be updated regularly.
CONTACT US – via e-mail is best, as our shared mailbox will be monitored daily, Monday – Friday
telephone: 01273 643415
Unlike the library, we are a reference-only collection which means that resources cannot be taken from the Centre. However, we do allow you to borrow items for up to 2hrs if you are using them during a lesson in the building. We do ask that you check the library first as we will not lend items that are available in the library. During heightened restrictions around CV-19, please give three working days notice.
Science and Mathematics equipment can be borrowed from the Science technician in Checkland E233 next to the Science Labs. You will need to have your requests agreed in advance with the technician. Media equipment such as audio recorders can be borrowed from the School of Education technicians in Checkland E141.
We have Chromebook laptops, MacBooks and iPads for you to borrow whilst you work in the Centre. You can also connect to the wireless network using your own device. Please ask staff for instruction sheets.
There are also:
- 5 desktop computers
- An interactive whiteboard (SmartBoard)
- a multifunctional device (photocopier/printer/scanner – A3 and A4, B&W and colour)
- An A3/A4 laminator
*Please note that the computers at the far right end are reserved for School of Humanities language students
To print work, send the document to the Konica Minolta printer and then login to any multifunctional device to release the job. You can also print (in colour only) from laptops by using the Mobile Web Printing Service (see staff for instructions). 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: