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Geography PGCE Field trip to Royal Geographical Society

Trainees studying on our Secondary Geography PGCE recently went on a day trip to London during their inter-placement period to develop their fieldwork skills and understanding of how to use data.

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Merit scholarship for Ellie

Philanthropy at the university rewards and advances academic excellence through research funding and merit prizes. Over 100 guests, including students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters came together to celebrate at our annual celebration event in February to applaud the achievements of students who have won scholarships, awards or funding over the past year. Primary Education…

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Podcast: Catching up with Sarah Fitzjohn-Scott

Sarah, our Deputy Head of School (Partnership and Engagement), talks about her career and why Brighton is such a great place to train to teach. She also discusses how to make teacher training even more accessible. ​Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on…

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‘We are the Shoes’ – 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 and film to teach the topic. The day emphasised the importance of cross-curricular work in secondary schools.’

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Kids’ books are no child’s play

Creators of some of the country’s best-known children’s fiction told University of Brighton School of Education students how writing and drawing are not as straight forward as they may seem. Illustrator Nick Sharratt, winner of the Children’s Book Award, and Sophy Henn, picture book maker and University of Brighton graduate, spoke to students as part…

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Further Education teacher training gets a boost

The government has announced a support package for training FE staff that includes tax-free bursaries worth up to £26,000 for teachers. This is great news for those looking to study on our Further Education and Training PGCE.  Eligible shortage subjects include maths, sciences, engineering, manufacturing, computing and English, with funding also available for teachers training…

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Family Fun Day 2020

Bring your little ones along to our annual Family Fun Day, hosted by Student Support and Guidance Tutors (SSGTs), on Saturday 7 March 2020. This popular event will run from 11am – 2.30pm in the Checkland building, Falmer Campus and is open to all staff and students with their families. There will be plenty of…

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Student Voice Week

The School of Education held its first Student Voice Week in December. The event was designed in consultation with students with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of how School of Education students understand the term ‘student voice’ and their experiences of it during their study-lives. Dr Richard Wallis, Deputy Head of the School…

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Be More: Employable, Skilled and Connected

Are you a School of Education student or alumni looking to boost your employability? Perhaps you’d like to find out more about how to network and build connections – in person and via LinkedIn? Do you know what kind of opportunities are available to you? If these are some of the questions you’ve been asking…

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Come to our postgraduate open evening

Postgraduate study develops your skills, supports your career progression and allows for rich personal development. The School of Education offers a range of postgraduate opportunities: teacher training courses for early years, primary, secondary and further education Education MA specialist PGCerts Education MRes Find out more at the Falmer campus postgraduate open evening on Wednesday 5 February,…

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