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First UBATO workshop of the new year

The first University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) CPD workshop of the new academic year took place at the end of October. We were delighted to welcome primary and secondary teachers from across the region who took part in member-led art workshops which included batik, screen printing and paint splatter. Read the full story on…

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Postgraduate Train to Teach event – 28 November

Join us on Tuesday 28 November 2023 from 5pm – 7pm for our train to teach event, and chat with us about: To attend this event, please book your place.

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Exploring different aspects of photography in Photoworks workshop.

Trainees studying our (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE had a brilliant time recently when they took part in a practical photography workshop delivered by Photoworks. The workshop introduced trainees to various elements of teaching photography within the art and design curriculum. Many schools now deliver digital as well as more traditional areas of photography, sometimes…

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Creative Learning Practices (CLP) – a University of Brighton and National Theatre collaboration

Creative Practices in Primary Education is a research project led by Polly Herbert and Sinead Kennedy from the University of Brighton’s School of Education. The project was produced in partnership with the National Theatre working alongside the university’s Professor Peter Clough, and also primary teachers, senior managers in education, student teachers, senior lecturers in education and…

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Starting at uni with us in 2023?

We know you’re going to have a brilliant time here! Our getting ready for university pages are full of useful information to help you get your student life off to the best possible start. We have also organised some online Belong at Brighton events: The sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams and you may need…

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Trainee teachers flock to local primary school to support a baa-rilliant art project

Second-year students, studying our primary with QTS degree courses recently took part in a project organised by Martlets in partnership with Wild Art to help a local primary school decorate a sculpture of Shaun the Sheep. The charity commissioned a flock of over 40 individually designed Shaun the Sheep sculptures that will be displayed around…

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Inspirational third UBATO workshop day

We welcomed 26 art teachers from primary and secondary schools to our third University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop day on Saturday 20 May. Workshops on offer this time included eco printing, making survival blankets from crisp packets (pictured on the right), scrape painting, figure sculpting, needle felting and fusing fibres. Some of…

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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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Meet Kayleigh Morley

The School of Education is fortunate to have a technical service team on hand to provide support and access to great facilities including laser cutting, vinyl cutting, 3D printing, robots, experiments, graphic design examples, photography, programming, animation, and much more! We recently caught up with Kayleigh Morley, who is the Technical Manager for the School…

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Delivering Geography fieldwork to local secondary schools

Trainee teachers studying on our (Secondary) Geography PGCE recently organised and delivered fieldwork to three local secondary schools, looking at sustainability, transport links, and perceptions of place around the university of Brighton and Sussex University campuses. Each fieldwork plan was linked to the GCSE specifications of the school and considered the specific needs of the…

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