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RAE results 2008: Ground breaking education work that is leading agendas and improving lives world-wide

GSoE student reading results

GSoE student reading results Dave Pratt

18 December 2008

The Graduate School of Education is one of the UK’s top Education departments, according to RAE 2008 – a rigorous exercise to assess the quality of research at every university.

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GSoE student reading results
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Overall, 90 per cent of our research has been rated to be of international standard. 60 per cent of our research in Education has been awarded either the top 4* rating, defined as ‘world leading’, or the 3* rating, classed as ‘internationally excellent’.

These results confirm that our research is continuing to and will increasingly shape education policy and practice agendas across the globe and at home in Bristol.

Professor Tim Bond, Head of School
88 per cent of eligible staff were entered which is evidence of our sustained success as an internationally recognised postgraduate school of Education. Our students can be assured of mentoring by staff of international standing as well as an increasingly strengthened teaching and learning environment in the School.

Our interdisciplinary work has been strengthened by the high standards attained by our research partners across the University as well as with our research partnerships worldwide.

Professor Tim Bond, Head of School, said: “These results confirm that our research is continuing to and will increasingly shape education policy and practice agendas across the globe and at home in Bristol.”

The RAE’s significance goes beyond money: the results also give potential students and staff an insight into the quality of UK universities and help guide investment decisions by industry, charities and other organisations that sponsor research.

Read summary information about Graduate School of Education’s RAE 2008 results.

Find further information about the national RAE 2008 results.

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