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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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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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Postgraduate training to teach online advice sessions

Thinking of a career as a primary or secondary teacher? If you have an undergraduate degree or are currently studying for one, join one of our online events to learn more about teaching as a career, what the course entails, and get tips for application and interview success. We are running separate events for primary…

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What is the importance of teaching inequalities?

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, all student teachers studying our postgraduate teaching courses recently attended a conference addressing inequalities in education. The day consisted of a series of workshops hosted by guest speakers and various members of staff from the School of Education, which covered topics such as: The day started with two keynote…

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How the Student Experience Fund supported my Teaching Artists Residency at Glyndebourne

Tash Tulley graduated in 2022 as a qualified teacher after studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE. During her time at the University of Brighton, Tasha had an opportunity to complete an artist residency at Glyndebourne which allows trainee teachers a chance to create work in their own right as an artist, free from expectations…

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Art and Design PGCE partnership with Glyndebourne

As part of our ongoing partnership with Glyndebourne, teacher students studying (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE recently took part in their autumn season workshops, as well as attending the school performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni’. Trainee teachers first took part in the workshop which picked up on elements of the Glyndebourne production, bringing together directors,…

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First UBATO workshop of the new year

The first University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) CPD workshop of the new academic year took place at the end of October. We were delighted to welcome primary and secondary teachers from across the region who took part in member-led art workshops which included batik, screen printing and paint splatter. Read the full story on…

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Turner Prize visit for trainee teachers

Trainee art and design teachers explored the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne as part of their course. An important part of our Secondary Art and Design PGCE is to consider learning about art and design outside of the classroom including the value of running school trips. As the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne is currently hosting the…

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