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Inaugural lecture with Becky Allen: ‘The Hidden lives of Teachers’

The University of Brighton’s public lecture series returns this spring with a wide-ranging programme of inspiring and educational talks from leading academics. Delivered by newly appointed professors, the lectures will delve into the ground-breaking research Brighton academics are carrying out to address some of the biggest challenges facing people and communities here in Brighton, across…

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Postgraduate Open Evening

There’s no better way to explore your future study opportunities than by meeting lecturers and researchers at a postgraduate event. Join us at Falmer campus on Tuesday 7 February from 5-6.30pm – 8pm to: Find out more and book your place.

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Developing resources to support learning (Secondary) Geography PGCE

Trainees studying on our (Secondary) Geography PGCE recently took part in a workshop with technician, Michael Edwards, where they learnt how to develop resources using animation software on an iPad. The idea was to create a short animation, using the type of materials that you can easily access in schools, to support the delivery of…

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Postgraduate Online Open Evening

There’s no better way to explore your future study opportunities than by meeting lecturers and researchers at a postgraduate event. Join us  on Wednesday 23 November from 5-6.30pm for our postgraduate online event to: talk to staff and find out more about our postgraduate train to teach courses, specialist PGCerts, Education MA, and Education MRes…

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Geography PGCE Ordnance Survey workshop

In the first 3 weeks, prior to going on placement, trainees studying our (Secondary) Geography PGCE take part in a variety of enrichment activities, including workshops with guest speakers and field trips to ensure they are fully prepared for teaching. To help trainees understand how children learn geographically, they recently attended a workshop with Darren…

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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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Residential field trip to Flatford Mill for Geography PGCE Trainees

Trainees studying on our (Secondary) Geography PGCE recently visited Flatford Mill in Suffolk for a residential field trip to learn how to deliver fieldwork to key stage pupils, KS4 and to support the new A-level independent study (NEA). FSC Flatford Mill is the first and original field study centre set up in the UK during…

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A wealth of resources for education and teaching students

We pride ourselves on providing a great experience for our students and ensuring they are confident in the classroom, offering an array of facilities and resources that will support their development and learning. Curriculum Centre Our facilities include a curriculum centre which contains more than 30,000 specialist resources for trainee teachers including books, DVDs, games and…

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Brighton research making a world-leading impact, major review finds

The university has been recognised for research of “world-leading quality” which has “outstanding impact” on people’s lives by the UK’s HE funding bodies. The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) published Thursday 12 May 2022 show that the university’s researchers have produced research consistently rated as world leading. In particular, the university has been recognised for…

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Geography PGCE field trip to Flatford Mill Field Studies Council Centre

At the start of the academic year, Secondary Geography PGCE trainees and apprenticeship teachers spent a weekend in East Bergholt, Suffolk, in geography fieldwork. The group visited the beautiful setting of Flatford Mill Field Studies Council Centre where John Constable painted the Hay Wain, and stayed in a 16th century-old building. They spent the weekend…

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