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Raising the aspirations of GCSE photography students

Around 40 GCSE photography students from Fareham Academy visited the university to take part in photography workshops run by our PGCE Art and Design trainee teachers. The students spent all day on campus and worked in groups that rotated, so they could each participate in four workshops using the university’s specialist photography equipment. The workshops…

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Exhibition celebrates art and design in the classroom

Student teachers on our Secondary Art and Design PGCE held an exhibition in the University’s Checkland building at Falmer to celebrate the end of their course. The student teachers were asked to select three projects they had planned and delivered during their school-based training. Their decisions were based on schemes that they felt best represented…

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Teacher training at Brighton ‘Outstanding’ in latest Ofsted Inspection.

University of Brighton’s teacher training programmes have been rated as Outstanding and Good by Ofsted following our recent inspection. The report, published this week, rated the university’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership as ‘Outstanding’ for the Primary and Secondary age-phase and ‘Good’ for Early Years and Further Education. The outcome further underlines Brighton’s reputation as…

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A boost for your uni journey

If you’re joining us this September you could get help with halls costs, travel, parking and laptop loans. And if you’re looking for flexible part-time work, we can help with that too! University of Brighton has launched a package of funding, support and other services worth up to £1,750 to new students starting their courses…

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Art workshop encourages new ways of looking, making and thinking

We were delighted to welcome Bill Leslie, from Leap Then Look, to the university to deliver student workshops. The workshops were attended by student teachers on our Art and Design PGCE and undergraduate primary teaching courses and funded by Belong at Brighton. The workshops provided the student teachers with a unique and innovative experience of…

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Diverse History at the Victoria and Albert Museum

To support learning and development, Teacher Apprenticeship trainees and (Secondary) History PGCE teacher students visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to explore how to use the ‘historical environment’. The field trip was a great opportunity to look around the museum, offering a wide range of fascinating exhibits to explore and for our trainees…

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Learning about the importance of STEAM education

Student teachers studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE recently participated in two STEAM workshops to understand why and how art can feature alongside other STEM subjects and to gain a different perspective to inform their own planning of art and design lessons. STEAM – what’s it all about? STEAM is used to define a…

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Same Sky partnership benefitting student teachers

A new partnership with community-led arts organisation Same Sky is providing even more opportunities for our student teachers to work with schools.  Same Sky is an award-winning community arts charity and behind the amazing sculptures seen at events including the Brighton Festival Children’s Parade and Burning the Clocks.   During March, Same Sky will be using…

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Tracy Lambert

From student teacher to head teacher in six years

Tracy Lambert trained to teach at Brighton through the Troops to Teacher programme and gained a 1st class honour. Tracy’s passion for helping children started during the last few years of her career in the armed forces. Despite a slightly less traditional route into teaching, Tracy’s passion for the field with a ‘no child left…

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Science education lecturer takes nation’s school children on a safari

School of Education lecturer Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt will be teaching the nation’s children about the magical properties of moss on Monday 11 March, when his British Science Week 2024 Live Lesson airs on CBBC. “I see moss differently to most people,” says Andy. “Ever since learning that each plump green cushion of moss is its…

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