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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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‘We are the Shoes’ – Teaching the Holocaust

Trainee teachers studying on our (Secondary) English PGCE and (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE recently spent the day exploring the Holocaust, critically examining how they might use fiction, poetry and film to teach the topic. The day emphasised the importance of cross-curricular work in secondary schools.’

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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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PGCE students display outstanding work

Our talented (secondary) Religious Studies, Art and Design and Geography PGCE students have been displaying their impressive work and that of their pupils.

Glowing Ofsted report for our teacher training courses

The University of Brighton’s established strength in teacher training has been acknowledged in an extremely positive Ofsted report. Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership received ratings of ‘outstanding’ for its Early Years, Primary and Secondary Courses and ‘good’ in Further Education and Training. This makes the University of Brighton the only university in Sussex and…

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Postgraduate Train to Teach Event November 2018

Are you interested in training to become a teacher or simply want to discover more about a career in teaching? If you have an undergraduate degree, are in your final year of study or looking for a career change come along to our free postgraduate Train to Teach event on Wednesday 28 November!

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PGCE end of year exhibition

Congratulations to our PGCE secondary  students who recently held an open evening to showcase assessed work to fellow students, tutors, mentors and families. The exhibition is an annual event, held as part of an assessed subject study module for students on our PGCE and School Direct secondary routes for Art & Design, Geography and Religious…

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PGCE trainee teachers offer their advice to future trainees!

At the University of Brighton we value feedback, seeing it as essential to the development of our courses. We spoke to a group of trainees nearing the end of their secondary PGCE programmes and asked them about their year. The students were asked what advice they’d give themselves if they could turn the clock back to…

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UCAS Teacher Training fee reduced to £1

It now costs just £1 to apply for postgraduate teacher training programmes starting in 2018. The Department for Education is subsidising the UCAS Teacher Training application fee until the end of July 2018, so apply as soon as possible to benefit from it! Find out more about postgraduate teacher training options at Brighton. If you’ve…

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Religious Studies PGCE field trips

As part of our (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE trainee teachers attend various field trips throughout the year, visiting a number of Christian and non-Christian places of worship, including churches, mosques, synagogues and Buddhist centres.

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