Education studies and teaching news at Brighton

Welcome to our New VC

The new University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, takes up her post today, 1 December. Read more.

Special Issue of the Journal of Sex Education just out

A Special Issue of the Journal of Sex Education (vol 15 (5) ) has just been published, edited by Sara Bragg from the Education Research Centre / School of Education, Alan McKee (University of Technology Sydney) and Tristan Taormino (independent scholar).  It focuses on Entertainment Media’s Evolving Role in Sex Education.

Field trip to the Forest School for new students

The first cohort of our new Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) started their course this September. 26 nervous but lively students arrived for welcome week and engaged in a range of fun activities that introduced them to the course, the university’s Falmer campus and the city of Brighton – one of the highlights of the week…

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Troops to Teachers in the THE

The Times Higher Education today features an article on the university’s lead role in the Troops to Teachers (TtT) programme which retrains former military personnel to become teachers. THE journalist John Elmes visited the School of Education in Falmer to interview TtT trainee Mike Parry, a former Army Corporal, and Carol Plater, the university’s TtT…

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Annual Practical Primary Science Conference: Making Changes

On 18 June the University of Brighton’s School of Education, working in partnership with the Mathematics and Science Learning Centre at the University of Southampton hosted its annual Primary Science Conference. Over 50 teachers attended the event at the university’s Falmer campus with the overarching theme of ‘Making Changes’.

Supporting school communities in Nepal

The School of Education ran a Nibbles for Nepal food stall to raise funds for earthquake relief. The stall which ran from 26-29 May sold out each day of its Nepalese inspired snacks and raised £520.

Celebrating a partnership

Lorraine Harrison, head of the University of Brighton’s School of Education and assistant head,  Mark Price, travelled to Guernsey last week to celebrate the partnership with the States of Guernsey Education Department. As part of the celebrations plaques were unveiled during the trip at the Education Department and the College of Further Education.

Award winning students

A group of School of Education PASS ambassadors, Clare Perkins, Bethanie Lewis and Jemma Hale, studying Primary Education BA(Hons) with QTS have won the ‘Step Up to Leadership’ category in the Student Employee of the Year Awards .

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Now even more Service leavers can become teachers

We’re delighted to announce that eligibility for the Troops to Teachers programme has changed offering even more Service leavers the opportunity to train as teachers. Service leavers can now apply to the programme within five years of leaving the Armed Forces – previously applications needed to be made within two years. Find out more about…

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Update on a School for Malagiri following Nepal earthquake

We have now received more information from Nepal. A visitor from Belgium (and friend of our sister organisation, Trinity) was in Nepal at the time of the earthquake and she has visited Malagiri. The school is still intact but, unfortunately, it has sustained extensive damage. There are large cracks in the walls and on the…

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