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Learning about alternative teaching settings

As part of their ongoing learning (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainees recently explored teaching art and design in alternative school settings. Julie Howard, course leader said: “This day was designed to teach the students about alternative school settings that differ from the 11-16 mainstream, and how the pedagogy for teaching our subject can be…

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Initial Teacher Education Conference at the National Gallery

Earlier this month, some of our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainee teachers attended the Art and Design ITE Student Conference 2023, which took place at the National Gallery’s Pigott Education Centre in London. The conference, organised by Will Grant, programme lead at Bristol UWE, was attended by various institutions including Brighton, UWE, Bath, and…

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Art Teachers Organisation workshop day

The University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) held its second members workshop on Saturday 11 February. What an exciting day it was too! Workshops on offer included: Selecting which workshops to take part in was a very difficult task! UBATO members were also asked to bring in artwork from their school setting to share…

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Teaching interview advice sessions

Are you considering applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate teaching course or have already replied and received an invite to interview?  We will be running a series of online events where you will be able to speak with our friendly staff, find out more about what to expect, and learn some top tips for teaching…

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My Glyndebourne Teaching Arts Residency experience

Natasha Tully is a (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE graduate who undertook an artist residency at Glyndebourne last summer. We recently caught up with Tash to learn more about her experience and how the residency has supported her in her career since becoming an teacher: “The best thing about my time at Glyndebourne was reigniting…

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Glyndebourne opera performance for schools

Trainee teachers studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and (Secondary) Modern foreign Languages PGCE recently attended Glyndebourne Opera House for their performance for schools opera of La Boheme. The School of Education has worked in Partnership with the education team at Glyndebourne Opera for several years, and this performance followed our recent collaborative performance…

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Photography workshop for trainee teachers

We were delighted to welcome Photoworks to the Falmer campus to deliver a workshop for our Art and Design PGCE students. Flavia and Lindsey from Brighton-based Photoworks delivered an all-day workshop on teaching photography in schools. They introduced the students to their online teaching resources, as well as running workshops for the students to make their…

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Pallant House Gallery visit

Trainees studying on our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE recently visited the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, where they spent the day at the education centre learning about how the gallery works with local schools, to get pupils of all ages to engage with artwork. Trainees attended a talk with a gallery representative about organising…

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Glyndebourne collaborative performance workshop

As part of our long-term partnership, the world-famous opera house in Glynde recently hosted a unique workshop for trainees studying (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE. Trainees were lucky enough to be joined by opera singers in this fabulous opportunity to work on a collaborative creative piece of performance art. They learnt a lot about themselves…

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We’re 8th for education!

The Guardian published its 2023 University Guide this week and we’re delighted that education courses at Brighton are placed 8th in the UK – a climb of 26 places. The University of Brighton has been educating professionals, including teachers, researchers, early years practitioners, youth workers and teaching assistants, for over 100 years. We’re proud of…

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