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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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Percy, RS PGCE graduate

Meet one of our PGCE graduates

We recently caught up with Percy, who graduated in 2018 from our (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE to find out more about his career in teaching. In which ways do you feel your degree prepared you for your career? My two placement schools provided me with different experiences and opportunities to develop. I had the opportunity…

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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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Students complete Glyndebourne residency

For six years the University of Brighton has collaborated with Glyndebourne who offer an artist residency to Art and Design PGCE students. The selected students are granted exclusive access to Glyndebourne – its performances, grounds, staff and rehearsal rooms – and are invited to create an artistic response to their experiences. The residency gives students…

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Smart Materials

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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Artist workshop with Michael Brennand-Wood

We were thrilled to have constructed textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood at the university on Saturday to deliver a University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop. Michael was UBATOs first guest artist to run a full-day workshop and he was warmly welcomed by 35 secondary and primary teachers from the region. The aim of the day…

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Teaching the Holocaust

Trainee teachers studying on our (Secondary) English PGCE and (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE recently spent the day exploring the Holocaust, critically examining how they might use fiction, poetry, objects, images and film to teach the topic across their respective subject areas. The day emphasised the importance of cross-curricular work in secondary schools an recognising our common humanity. It was…

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Art Teachers Organisation launch day

To launch the University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) a free workshop day was held last Saturday. We were delighted to welcome more than 30 art educators who took part in a range of CPD workshops at the free event on the university’s Falmer campus. Our workshops included sessions on creating and utilising sketchbooks,…

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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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Cycling for Schools

CPD opportunity for trainee and early career teachers, and teaching assistants We have teamed up with British Cycling, Sustrans and Brighton and Hove City Council to offer a continuing professional development opportunity for trainee teachers, those just starting out in their teaching career and classroom assistants. Cycling for Schools was conceived by the School of…

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