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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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Forest School field trip for Early Childhood Education and Care BA students

Students studying our Early Childhood Education and Care BA (Hons) recently visited the Mohair Centre Forest School as part of an enrichment activity to support core modules taught across all years. Run by one of our experienced early years’ practitioners, Jacky Webb, the forest school comprises a nursery for one to four-year-olds, as well as…

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening

Tuesday 1 February, 5-6.30pm There’s no better way to explore your future study opportunities than by meeting lecturers and researchers at a postgraduate open day. Our open evenings are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will be like to study at Brighton…

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School immersion week for first year QTS trainees’

Trainee teachers on our Primary Education with QTS courses have recently completed their first 12 weeks of university study, including a full week in school as part of their school-based training. School-based training takes place in one of our 650+ partnership schools and forms an important element of each year of study. In the first-year…

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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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New article published on the Bera blog

Congratulations to Dr Jodi Roffey-Barentsen for her recent article published on the Bera blog entitled ‘To EdD or not to EdD: Why is the Doctor of Education programme becoming increasingly popular among educational professionals?’ Co-written with Iona Burnell from UEL, the article considers why EdD programmes, which they both teach & supervise on, are becoming…

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Top award for Brighton research on ‘Professional Love’ in nursery care

University of Brighton lecturer Dr Jools Page has won the 2021 Louise Emanuel Award for her work on infant mental health and approaches to nursery care. The annual award from the Association for Infant Mental Health UK recognises those ‘who have demonstrated a significant contribution to Infant Mental Health in terms of practice or through…

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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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University of Brighton receives the Athena Swan Silver Award

University of Brighton recognised for progress on gender equality as pay gap shrinks by a third The University of Brighton has been given the Athena Swan Silver Award for its impact in addressing gender inequality and improving progression for all staff. The Athena Swan Charter seeks to promote gender equality, representation and progression within higher education, and…

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