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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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Diverse History at the Victoria and Albert Museum

To support learning and development, Teacher Apprenticeship trainees and (Secondary) History PGCE teacher students visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to explore how to use the ‘historical environment’. The field trip was a great opportunity to look around the museum, offering a wide range of fascinating exhibits to explore and for our trainees…

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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 to teach the Holocaust

Teaming up with other subjects at university is a great way for trainee teachers to promote cross-curricular understanding and to make more friends on the course. This year’s highly successful teaching the Holocaust session teamed up with students teachers from our (Secondary) English PGCE and (Secondary) History PGCE to explore some of the challenges and…

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Exploring Brighton’s past and how trainees can teach about history in schools

Brighton has a diverse history and plenty of scope to remap what pupils see when they walk through it. Drawing on the research done by volunteers at Brighton and Hove Black History our intrepid group of (Secondary) History PGCE trainees recently took part in a field trip locally, trekking across Brighton town unearthing its hidden…

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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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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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How to run a school trip

Every history teacher knows that field trips help bring the subject to life but running a school trip involves a lot of organisation and planning. Trainee teachers on our Secondary History PGCE discovered this for themselves when they went on a recent trip with course leader Gabrielle Rowles as part of their learning. The trainees…

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Staff member to take part in the UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women

The School of Education’s Suse B. Bentley has been selected as one of the delegates to represent UN Women UK at the 67th National Commission on the Status of Women. To be held online, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender…

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