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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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Changes to professional skills tests from February 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently made changes to the Professional Skills Tests to ensure more talented trainees can get into teaching. As of 15 February 2018, there will be no limit on the number of tests candidates can take, they will also not incur any cost for their first three attempts. These changes are…

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The National Society for Education for Art and Design

Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary of The National Society for Education for Art and Design (NSEAD) recently presented to (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE students about the work of the art subject organisation and the place of art and design in the curriculum.

Glyndebourne performance for schools

Students from our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and (Secondary) Modern Foreign Languages PGCE attended the performance for schools production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte at Glyndebourne Opera in October. After the show students took part in a bespoke workshop led by renowned composer and conductor Howard Moody who was also joined by opera director, Simon Lorio…

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Cross curricular and animation workshop at Towner Gallery

Students from (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and (Secondary) Modern Foreign Languages PGCE started the year with a visit to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne where they were invited to attend a tour of the Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship exhibition.

Art and Design PGCE peer-led workshops

Every student on our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE brings their own art subject expertise, experience and practice to the course and we develop this rich vein by sharing ideas and techniques through peer-led workshops. These sessions are planned and taught by our students, who then receive feedback from course leaders to help develop their…

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Creating art inspired by Glyndebourne

Well done to newly qualified teachers (NQTs) Olivia Broadbent Smith and Rebecca Bleach who spent part of their summer as artist  in residence for Glyndebourne Festival as part of a collaboration with the School of Education at University of Brighton.

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