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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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Art and Design PGCE exhibition returns to celebrate trainee teachers’ final assignment

This year we welcomed back our annual (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE graduate exhibition at the Falmer campus. The display was been part of an assignment that showcases the hard work of our trainee teachers whilst on placement in schools. The exhibition included a variety of work, from display boards that would be used in…

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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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Exploring teaching parliament, democracy and the rule of law in primary schools

Second and third-year students studying on our primary teaching degrees recently visited Parliament in London to develop their understanding of how to teach primary-aged pupils about parliament, democracy, and the rule of law – linking to their understanding of teaching British values, and the citizenship curriculum. This was an excellent opportunity for our trainee teachers…

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Moving on up: Brighton climbs again in latest Complete University Guide

Brighton rose to 68 in the rankings – an overall improvement of 13 places on last year – and has now climbed a total of 44 places over the last three years. The university has also been ranked seventh in the south-east and in the top 60 nationally for graduate outcomes, reflecting the proportion of…

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Using digital tools to teach maths

Trainee teachers on our two-year Secondary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS degree are benefitting from a new Digital Learning Partnership Project.  The project provides specialist subject-specific software to support trainee mathematics teachers and was inspired by the secondary national mathematics curriculum.  Sarah Yelling, subject lead at the university, was paired with Sam, a University of…

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Exploring maths at the Science Museum

Students from our two-year Secondary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS degree course went on a trip to London museums with senior lecturer Nicola Tuson. The main objective of the trip was to visit the Science Museum’s Winton Gallery. The bold and thought-provoking gallery, was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, and examines the fundamental role mathematicians,…

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Early Childhood Education and Care Conference

Students studying our Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) recently attended their end-of-year conference. The conference provides an opportunity for students across all three years to share their knowledge, including their experiences on placement and the writing of dissertations. Personal academic tutoring sessions also enabled them to review and reflect on the academic years and…

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How to become a maths teacher

Love numbers and problem solving and looking for a career where you can inspire others on a daily basis? Teaching could be for you! At the University of Brighton we two options to help you qualify as a mathematics teacher: Complete a one-year PGCE Complete a three-year undergraduate primary teaching degree specialising in maths Why…

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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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