Education studies and teaching news at Brighton

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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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Exploring different aspects of photography in Photoworks workshop.

Trainees studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE had a brilliant time recently when they took part in a practical photography workshop delivered by Photoworks. The workshop introduced trainees to various elements of teaching photography within the art and design curriculum. Many schools now deliver digital as well as more traditional areas of photography, sometimes…

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A welcome return to our PGCE teacher trainees.

It’s been great welcoming new teacher trainees studying one of our postgraduate teaching courses, as they joined us for the first time on campus at the beginning of September. For their first three weeks, and as part of their induction, trainees will take part in various enrichment activities, workshops and field trips which will help…

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Brighton moves up to 6th for education!

The Guardian University Guide 2024 arrived this week and we’re thrilled that education courses at Brighton are now 6th in the UK in their rankings – a climb of two places! We couldn’t be prouder of all of our achievements in the education subject area: Find out how you can kick-start or develop your career…

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‘Checking in with You’ survey results

Thank you to all the School of Education students who took the time to complete the ‘Checking in with You survey’ we ran in May and June – this is the second year we have carried out this survey.   The survey asked a series of questions on students’ feelings on the themes of belonging, self-confidence…

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Final art CPD workshop

Our last University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop of the 2022/23 academic year took place over the weekend. Art educators from both the primary and secondary sector joined photorealist artist Sarah Graham for a special end of year artist workshop. The full-day workshop took place at the University’s Falmer campus with attendees creating their own artwork…

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Art and Design PGCE exhibition returns to celebrate trainee teachers’ final assignment

This year we welcomed back our annual (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE graduate exhibition at the Falmer campus. The display was been part of an assignment that showcases the hard work of our trainee teachers whilst on placement in schools. The exhibition included a variety of work, from display boards that would be used in…

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Moving on up: Brighton climbs again in latest Complete University Guide

Brighton rose to 68 in the rankings – an overall improvement of 13 places on last year – and has now climbed a total of 44 places over the last three years. The university has also been ranked seventh in the south-east and in the top 60 nationally for graduate outcomes, reflecting the proportion of…

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