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Exploring teaching parliament, democracy and the rule of law in primary schools

Second and third-year students studying on our primary teaching degrees recently visited Parliament in London to develop their understanding of how to teach primary-aged pupils about parliament, democracy, and the rule of law – linking to their understanding of teaching British values, and the citizenship curriculum. This was an excellent opportunity for our trainee teachers…

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Moving on up: Brighton climbs again in latest Complete University Guide

Brighton rose to 68 in the rankings – an overall improvement of 13 places on last year – and has now climbed a total of 44 places over the last three years. The university has also been ranked seventh in the south-east and in the top 60 nationally for graduate outcomes, reflecting the proportion of…

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Using digital tools to teach maths

Trainee teachers on our two-year Secondary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS degree are benefitting from a new Digital Learning Partnership Project.  The project provides specialist subject-specific software to support trainee mathematics teachers and was inspired by the secondary national mathematics curriculum.  Sarah Yelling, subject lead at the university, was paired with Sam, a University of…

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Exploring maths at the Science Museum

Students from our two-year Secondary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS degree course went on a trip to London museums with senior lecturer Nicola Tuson. The main objective of the trip was to visit the Science Museum’s Winton Gallery. The bold and thought-provoking gallery, was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, and examines the fundamental role mathematicians,…

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Early Childhood Education and Care Conference

Students studying our Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) recently attended their end-of-year conference. The conference provides an opportunity for students across all three years to share their knowledge, including their experiences on placement and the writing of dissertations. Personal academic tutoring sessions also enabled them to review and reflect on the academic years and…

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How to become a maths teacher

Love numbers and problem solving and looking for a career where you can inspire others on a daily basis? Teaching could be for you! At the University of Brighton we have a range of options to help you qualify as a mathematics teacher: Complete a two-year undergraduate teaching degree Complete a one-year PGCE Complete a…

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Inspirational third UBATO workshop day

We welcomed 26 art teachers from primary and secondary schools to our third University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop day on Saturday 20 May. Workshops on offer this time included eco printing, making survival blankets from crisp packets (pictured on the right), scrape painting, figure sculpting, needle felting and fusing fibres. Some of…

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Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics – dissemination event

Dr Rachel Marks, Dr Nancy Barclay and Dr Alison Barnes from the University of Brighton’s School of Education are hosting an online event next month. The Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in Primary Mathematics, a event will present key findings and recommendations from the Nuffield-funded project: The Prevalence and Use of Textbooks and Curriculum Resources in…

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My Education BA placement in the Dominican Republic

Our Education BA offers students a wide variety of enriching placement opportunities to develop key skills and enjoy unmissable experiences. During their time at Brighton, students will take part in a two-week placement in their first year, followed by an eight-week extended placement in the second year. Prior to their placement, students attend the school’s annual employability…

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Get ready for uni – live event 28 April

Our 2023 online get ready events will help you prepare for university and offer the opportunity to meet other students who’ll also be joining the School of Education in September. Join us for our school get ready for your course online event to hear about how you can prepare for your subject, and ask any…

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