On Friday 27 May 2011, all year 1,2 and 3 students from our BA (Hons) Education programme came together for the first ever course conference entitled ‘Celebrating Students as Researchers’. This event provided students, staff, placement hosts and guests with an invaluable opportunity to share the outcomes of student-led enquiry that has been conducted throughout the year.
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Activities on the day included:
- Year 3 students led round-table discussion, relating to their dissertations, to year 2 students;
- Year 2 students presented to year 1 and year 3 the outcomes of their small scale research projects conducted whilst on their 10 week placement;
- Year 1 students displayed and discussed their enquiry posters, which were created from their 2-week placement learning experience.
The opening keynote speech was given by Cathy Atherton, who graduated in 2010 with a 1st class honours degree and was also the winner of the School of Education Carroll Prize. This prize is awarded for the highest mark given to an undergraduate dissertation in the School.
The day was a huge success and offered ample opportunity for students from different year groups to learn with, and from, each other. Richard Wallis, Principal Lecturer and programme leader for BA (Hons) Education said:
“The day created an inspiring occasion for the course community and our partners to celebrate how hard our students have worked over the year. The standard of work - from all three years - is a testament to their ongoing commitment to their learning and the hard-work and dedication of all the tutors and partners who ensure our students’ success. Today’s event has further cemented enquiry and research into the heart of the programme’s approach to learning and teaching. I would like to congratulate all members of our learning community and very much look forward to Celebrating Students as Researchers 2012!”
Other BA (Hons) Education success stories
Course representative of the year award
Peter Lang is the course representative for the BA (Hons) Education course and has recently been awarded not one, but two awards from the Brighton Students’ Union Excellence Awards for both the School of Education and the University of Brighton.
Year 1 and 2 students 2010 win the Governors’ prize
Two of our students, Polly Atterbury-Thomas (year 1 award) and George Tolliday (year 2 award) were awarded the merit scholarship in 2010 for gaining the highest grade averages in their respective year groups.
Programme leader wins Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning Award 2011.
Richard Wallis, Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Education degree and Principal Lecturer (Education), has won a University award for Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning Award 2011. He will collect his award at the Summer award ceremony on 28th July 2011.
First ever international placement for BA (Hons) Education
Sarah Tyritt-Walker (Year 2) has just completed our first ever international placement as part of her KV219 placement learning module. A full story of Sarah’s experience will soon be published on the School of Education website.
National Student Survey Response winners!
The BA (Hons) Education course achieved over 75% response rate in the National Student Survey enabling one of our lucky year 3 students to be awarded a VIP graduation! The prize consisted of free tickets for the graduation for the winner and two guests, free gown hire, free photography and free lunch for the winner and two guests.
Find our more about our BA (Hons) Education course.