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Art and Design PGCE partnership with Glyndebourne

As part of our ongoing partnership with Glyndebourne, teacher students studying (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE recently took part in their autumn season workshops, as well as attending the school performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni’. Trainee teachers first took part in the workshop which picked up on elements of the Glyndebourne production, bringing together directors,…

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How my Education Masters benefitted me and my school

“I learnt a lot about myself as a teacher and middle manager and feel I really grew during my time completing the Masters degree.” Emma Le Prevost is Head of Dance at a secondary school and sixth form in Epsom. Emma completed her PGCE at the University of Brighton in 2017 and recently returned to…

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First UBATO workshop of the new year

The first University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) CPD workshop of the new academic year took place at the end of October. We were delighted to welcome primary and secondary teachers from across the region who took part in member-led art workshops which included batik, screen printing and paint splatter. Read the full story on…

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Postgraduate Train to Teach event – 28 November

Join us on Tuesday 28 November 2023 from 5pm – 7pm for our train to teach event, and chat with us about: To attend this event, please book your place.

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Turner Prize visit for trainee teachers

Trainee art and design teachers explored the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne as part of their course. An important part of our Secondary Art and Design PGCE is to consider learning about art and design outside of the classroom including the value of running school trips. As the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne is currently hosting the…

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Exploring different aspects of photography in Photoworks workshop.

Trainees studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE had a brilliant time recently when they took part in a practical photography workshop delivered by Photoworks. The workshop introduced trainees to various elements of teaching photography within the art and design curriculum. Many schools now deliver digital as well as more traditional areas of photography, sometimes…

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PSHE Accreditation for trainee teachers

A group of Brighton trainee primary teachers have successfully completed the PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) Accreditation Framework with the PSHE Association.  The PSHE Association is the national body for PSHE education, supporting a network of 50,000 teachers and schools to ensure the subject is taught well. The students, who have just entered the…

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Brighton secures national Silver Award for teaching excellence

The University of Brighton has been recognised for the quality of its teaching and student outcomes in a UK-wide evaluation of higher education institutions. The university has today secured a Silver award in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award confirms that the student experience and student outcomes across all of the university’s undergraduate provision including…

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Welcome walk with our new undergraduate primary trainees

This week, we welcomed our new and returning undergraduate students back to campus as the academic year begins. As part of their induction and the university’s Belong at Brighton campaign, students studying on our primary teaching degrees took part in a nature walk. The two-hour trek took them across the beautiful South Downs National Park…

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Brighton in the top tier for social and economic benefits

Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) results announced today place the University of Brighton in top tiers for delivering benefits with partners. Research England’s third Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF3) confirmed that Brighton continues to perform highly across key categories. The University achieved a ‘very high’ rating for its research partnerships and public and community engagement, complemented by…

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