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March 2014

PG Cert Open Evening: Thursday 24 April 5pm to 8pm. Places are limited so booking is essential.

PG Cert Open Evening: Thursday 24 April 5pm to 8pm.  Places are limited so booking is essential.

Please register before 8am, Tuesday 22nd April

Brunel Professor Wins AERA Book Award

Professor Gert Biesta has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award from Division B (Curriculum Studies) of the American Educational Research Association for his book The Beautiful Risk of Education, which was published in 2014 by Paradigm Publishers USA

Education Public Event, 20 March 2014

'Designing Teacher Education Programmes for 21st Century Schools'

5pm - 6.30pm, Brunel University, Darwin Room, Hamilton Centre

Free event open to the public. Booking required.

Dr Paul Miller brings international focus to MA Education

Dr Paul Miller, the new Programme leader for MA Education, is about to embark on a trip to Azerbaijan as part of his role as a Member of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM). He will be joining 15 of the UK’s leading specialists in educational leadership and the British Council. Over four days from 24 March, they will be meeting head teachers and people from Azerbaijan’s Education ministry to develop educational leadership and management as a theoretical field in the country.

What works best in raising aspirations of high-achieving disadvantaged young people into University?

New research funded by the Department of Education (DfE) has sought to find out what schools and colleges are doing to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged young people for University. The research team, led by Professor Carole Leathwood of the Institute for Policy Studies in Education (IPSE) at London Metropolitan University, included recent Brunel appointee Dr Ayo Mansaray, and Dr Sumi Hollingworth at London South Bank University (both at IPSE at the time), and social research company, TNS BMRB. The study involved a survey of schools and colleges in England and in-depth qualitative case studies.

Welcome to Dr Paul Miller: Building an international community of learning and leadership

Introducing Education’s newest recruit, Dr Paul Miller and his work on developing leadership in teachers and Principals.

Three minute film shows how Brunel Sport Scholar Melissa Courtney achieves success

Melissa's contribution is the second of a suite of films being developed to highlight the unique selling points of the Sport Sciences programmes and attract more students with ABB grades to Brunel.  The first film explains the San Francisco exchange.

February 2014

Jessica Andrews named Senior Women Champion at Southern Cross Country championships

Jessica Andrews, a first year Sports Science student, was recently named Senior Women Champion at the Southern Cross Country championships.

James Comes to the Fore

Students from Brunel University recently won two gold, two silver and one bronze at the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Indoor Athletics Championships.

PhD Studentship: The psychological and neural mechanisms underpinning decision-making under pressure

The Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance is looking to recruit one PhD student with interest in this topic.

PhD Studentship: Teacher Education and School Development

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the area of Teacher Education and School Development within the School of Sport and Education.

Education Public Event, 6 March 2014

'OLD LOCALISM, NEW LOCALISM': WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR RE IN SCHOOLS?

5.00-7pm, Brunel University, Eastern Gateway Building, Room 003/003A

Free event open to the public.

Brunel Crowned 2014 Inter-Varsity Champions

Brunel University Athletics Club recently faced leading adversaries—Loughborough, Bath, Birmingham and Cardiff Met—in the annual indoor Inter-Varsity Challenge. The event, held at the Lee Valley Stadium in North London, saw both women’s and men’s teams emerge victorious. The men’s team led by captain Mark Cryer had particular strength in depth and finished well ahead of archrivals Loughborough.

Brunel Public Lecture Series: Minister for Higher Education, Rt Hon David Willetts MP - The Future of Higher Education

Minister for Higher Education, Rt Hon David Willetts MP on the 10th March 2014 will give a Brunel Public Lecture on 'The Future of Higher Education'.

January 2014

Professor Ian Rivers works with US government on new definition of bullying

Leading expert in bullying behaviour, Brunel’s Professor Ian Rivers has recently finished working with the US government to agree a consistent definition of bullying for use across the country.

December 2013

Funding awarded for improving Maths teaching for five to seven year olds

London Mayor's Schools Excellence Fund has awarded £275,400 for a two year project called 'Maths Talk at Key Stage 1'.

Professor Brackenridge talks to German TV on preventing sexual violence in sports clubs

Preventing sexual violence in sports clubs - Professor Brackenridge talks to German TV

Mo Farah inspires the next generation of Brunel Sport Scholars

Mo Farah inspires the next generation of Brunel Sport Scholars

November 2013

Professor Benjamin Zephaniah delights Brunel's Primary PGCert trainee teachers with his poetry

On the 22nd October 2013, Brunel's Primary PGCert trainee teachers had an audience with Professor Benjamin Zephaniah.

New book on ‘Learning and Collective Creativity’ from Brunel researcher

A new book edited by Professor Viv Ellis and University of Helsinki colleague Dr Annalisa Sannino is the first to focus on the concept of collective creativity and its relationship to human learning and development.

Did you miss the ‘2020 VISION FOR EDUCATION’ Public Event?

That’s not a problem!! Our successful event on 24th October with Richard Pring, Mick Waters and Kenny Frederick was filmed.

Hit to Get Fit: High Intensity Training and Vascular Function (Free Seminar)

Free seminar on high intensity exercise (HIT) and vascular health.

October 2013

Gert Biesta joins Education at Brunel

We are pleased to announce that Gert Biesta will be joining the Department of Education as part-time Professor of Education and Co-Director of Research.

PG Cert primary teaching students celebrate Children’s Book Week

To celebrate Children’s Book Week the PG Cert primary teaching students got together to share their favourite stories and recite popular poems.

ARE YOU A PRIMARY SCIENCE EDUCATION EXPERT? WE NEED YOU!

Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Primary Education (Science)

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