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Secondary Art and Design PGCE – trainee experience of UBATO workshop

Mair Park is a trainee teacher on our (Secondary) |Art and Design PGCE course, who recently had an opportunity to attend a workshop day organised by The University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO). Here she tells us a bit more about her experience: “As students on the Art and Design Secondary PGCE, we have…

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Delivering a screen printing workshop at a local secondary school.

We caught up with (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainee, Abbee Martin, who recently delivered a screen printing workshop at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA), a local secondary school. Here is what she had to tell us about her experience: “This was a very valuable learning experience for both myself and the students at BACCA…

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Learning about alternative teaching settings

As part of their ongoing learning (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainees recently explored teaching art and design in alternative school settings. Julie Howard, course leader said: “This day was designed to teach the students about alternative school settings that differ from the 11-16 mainstream, and how the pedagogy for teaching our subject can be…

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Meet Kayleigh Morley

The School of Education is fortunate to have a technical service team on hand to provide support and access to great facilities including laser cutting, vinyl cutting, 3D printing, robots, experiments, graphic design examples, photography, programming, animation, and much more! We recently caught up with Kayleigh Morley, who is the Technical Manager for the School…

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Initial Teacher Education Conference at the National Gallery

Earlier this month, some of our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainee teachers attended the Art and Design ITE Student Conference 2023, which took place at the National Gallery’s Pigott Education Centre in London. The conference, organised by Will Grant, programme lead at Bristol UWE, was attended by various institutions including Brighton, UWE, Bath, and…

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Art Teachers Organisation workshop day

The University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) held its second members workshop on Saturday 11 February. What an exciting day it was too! Workshops on offer included: Selecting which workshops to take part in was a very difficult task! UBATO members were also asked to bring in artwork from their school setting to share…

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Teaching interview advice sessions

Are you considering applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate teaching course or have already replied and received an invite to interview?  We will be running a series of online events where you will be able to speak with our friendly staff, find out more about what to expect, and learn some top tips for teaching…

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My Glyndebourne Teaching Arts Residency experience

Natasha Tully is a (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE graduate who undertook an artist residency at Glyndebourne last summer. We recently caught up with Tash to learn more about her experience and how the residency has supported her in her career since becoming an teacher: “The best thing about my time at Glyndebourne was reigniting…

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Inaugural lecture with Becky Allen: ‘The Hidden lives of Teachers’

The University of Brighton’s public lecture series returns this spring with a wide-ranging programme of inspiring and educational talks from leading academics. Delivered by newly appointed professors, the lectures will delve into the ground-breaking research Brighton academics are carrying out to address some of the biggest challenges facing people and communities here in Brighton, across…

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Glyndebourne opera performance for schools

Trainee teachers studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and (Secondary) Modern foreign Languages PGCE recently attended Glyndebourne Opera House for their performance for schools opera of La Boheme. The School of Education has worked in Partnership with the education team at Glyndebourne Opera for several years, and this performance followed our recent collaborative performance…

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