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New History PGCE launched

We’re delighted to have added history to our list of secondary teacher training subjects. Our (Secondary) History PGCE course is now taking applications for a September 2022 start. At Brighton you’ll train to teach with an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider. You’ll benefit from specialist facilities and resources, and two contrasting school-based placements with our 600 plus…

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Teaching artist residency for Art and Design PGCE trainees

Well done to our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE trainees George Hinchliffe and Ani Grimes, who were selected by world-leading opera house Glyndebourne to take part in the Visual Artist teacher residency during the summer.  The residency, which launched in 2019, is aimed to support those who are in the first 5-15 years of their professional career, giving artists the opportunity to develop their skills, build on their creative…

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Looking at ideas for introducing photography in the art and design curriculum.

Trainees studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE recently took part in a workshop led by guest speaker Lindsey Smith from Photoworks, looking at ideas for introducing photography in the Art and Design Curriculum. Lindsey Smith is a photographic artist and freelance artist facilitator, who has over 25 years of experience working in collaboration with…

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: Extravagance and Desperation by Tom Hammick

Glyndebourne partnership for PGCE students

The School of Education has worked in partnership with the education team at Glyndebourne Opera for several years. In October, Glyndebourne invited trainees studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE and (Secondary) Modern foreign Languages PGCE to attend the performance for school’s opera, which this year was ‘Don Pasquale’.  The performance introduces young people from…

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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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The IBBY Silent Book collection comes to Brighton

The International Board on Books for Young people (IBBY) Silent Books collection has arrived at the University of Brighton’s Curriculum Centre in Falmer. The display will run until mid-October and is a great resource for our education and teaching students as they return for the new academic year. The collection was formed in response to…

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Postgraduate Train to Teach online event – 30 September

Join us on Thursday 30th September from 5.30pm – 7pm for our online event to chat to us about: our primary, secondary and further education PGCEs, Early Years Initial Teacher Training, School Direct programmes and the teaching apprenticeship our 600 partnerships offering you placement opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings tax-free bursaries and scholarships. To…

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Student wins prestigious Diana Award for work with hearing impaired community

Congratulations to Sarah-Beth Parker, who has received a prestigious award named after the late Princess Diana, honouring her work promoting British Sign Language. The Diana Awards acknowledge the work of 9-25 year olds around the world, and are given in recognition of young people creating and sustaining positive social change. Sarah-Beth, who is graduating this…

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Decolonising the curriculum – latest issue

Teaching and learning about race equality issue 4 – May 2021 Read the latest issue of Decolonising the Curriculum which includes multidisciplinary articles and examples of evidence-based practices from academics and thoughts from students across five higher education institutions, including Melanie Norman, a former geography teacher for the School of Education.

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Bronze Athena SWAN Award

We are thrilled that the School of Education has achieved a Bronze Award from the Athena SWAN Charter, recognising our commitment to gender equality. The Athena SWAN Charter seeks to promote gender equality, representation and progression within higher education and research. A Bronze Award recognises the steps that the schools have taken in assessing data trends, practices…

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