Routledge Prize 2017 winners

Congratulations to students, Jegasaini Kumaradaven and Bethanie Ruston on recently winning the Routledge Prize for 2017.

The Routledge Prize is awarded to School of Education students who, throughout their three years of studying our Primary Education BA (Hons) with QTS routes have demonstrated:

  • outstanding qualities in primary teaching
  • commitment to all aspects of the course
  • a good level of knowledge and understanding in all aspects of the undergraduate study programme.

Both students were nominated for the award for their strong academic profile across all aspects of the course and gaining a 1st class honours degree.

Alison Barnes, Senior Lecturer said “Whilst studying Primary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS course Jegasaini has been extremely generous with her time, interpersonal skills and knowledge in the support she provided for peers, prospective students and the course development”.

“Jega has been an outstanding ambassador for the specialist route, attending and contributing support for open days. She has also provided on-going study support for peers as a PASS ambassador”.

From September, Jega will be starting a job in a school as a year 6 teacher, we would like to wish her the best of luck in her new career.

Alison continues; “Bethanie has embraced all opportunities open to her whilst studying the Primary Education (5-11 years) BA(Hons) with QTS course. This has included taking on responsibility roles in relation to her subject study route and more broadly for the University of Brighton”.

“She has supported the Widening Participation Programme, including involvement in Professor C. Gull Project: a programme which aims to get young children interested about the prospect of higher education. She has also run mini seminars and delivered talks to groups about studying at university”.

Bethanie will be starting a new job as a teacher in a school in Bedfordshire (where she grew up) with a class of year 4 children – we would also like to wish her the best of luck in her new role.

Find out more about our initial teacher education subject here.

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