School of Education

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Bronze Athena SWAN Award

We are thrilled that the School of Education has achieved a Bronze Award from the Athena SWAN Charter, recognising our commitment to gender equality. The Athena SWAN Charter seeks to promote gender equality, representation and progression within higher education and research. A Bronze Award recognises the steps that the schools have taken in assessing data trends, practices…

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Students’ artwork features in online exhibition

Work produced by students Laura Andrews and Polly Baker is part of a new virtual exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary painting and works on paper by artists working in Sussex today. Laura and Polly had a Teaching Artists Residency at Glyndebourne earlier this year as part of our ongoing partnership with their education team….

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Apply now for you PGCE

Applications to start your postgraduate primary or secondary teacher training next September open today – Monday 12 October – on UCAS Teacher Training. Our postgraduate courses offer routes to becoming an early years, primary, secondary and further education teacher. We were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our most recent inspection for early years, primary and…

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Laura and Polly at Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne partnership for PGCE students

The Art and Design PGCE course at the University of Brighton has worked in partnership with the education team at Glyndebourne Opera for several years. In October each year, Glyndebourne invite students and the course team to attend the performance for schools opera, which is part of their tour programme.  The performance introduces young people from…

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We’re School of the Year!

At last nights Brighton Students’ Union Awards the School of Education was voted School of the Year for the second year running. We received the award for working closely with the Students’ Union to encourage and develop student engagement, through creating new and innovative ways for our students to co-design their experience and supporting the…

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Inspiration is Everywhere

Two of our art and design trainee teachers visited Angmering School to complete a mural when lockdown restrictions were eased. Caitlin Wood and Polly Baker were invited by Head of Department, Sam Hobbs, to complete the mural having spent a day there working one-to-one with sixth form students earlier in the year. Sam also tutors…

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Visiting The Pallant House Gallery

As part of their inter-placement period trainee teachers studying our Secondary Art and Design PGCE visited the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to look around the exhibitions and attend workshops.

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Podcast: Catching up with Sarah Fitzjohn-Scott

Sarah, our Deputy Head of School (Partnership and Engagement), talks about her career and why Brighton is such a great place to train to teach. She also discusses how to make teacher training even more accessible. ​Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on…

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Student Voice Week

The School of Education held its first Student Voice Week in December. The event was designed in consultation with students with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of how School of Education students understand the term ‘student voice’ and their experiences of it during their study-lives. Dr Richard Wallis, Deputy Head of the School…

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Trainees embark on exciting Glyndebourne opportunity

Two of our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainees have been selected by world-leading opera house Glyndebourne to take part in the 2019 Visual Artist teacher residency this summer.

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