News in 2021
School of Education colleagues awarded Cabot Institute Innovation Fund 2021
11 October 2021
School of Education academic staff along with colleagues from the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Geographical Sciences, have been awarded the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund for 2021.
The Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE) re-launches web pages.
7 October 2021
The Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE) have been working with the School of Education’s Communications and Marketing team to re-design and re-launch their web pages, after commissioning refreshing new logo earlier in 2021.
Research participants required for research on eye movements and reading on the Autism Spectrum.
23 September 2021
Would you like to take part in research? School of Education lecturer Dr Philippa Howard is seeking autistic and non-autistic volunteers to have their eyes tracked as they read.
School of Education undergraduate programmes placed 3rd in new Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 rankings
16 September 2021
The School of Education, University of Bristol is delighted to announce that our Undergraduate Education programmes have ranked 3rd in our very first entry into The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 rankings
The Document Summary Service (DSS) announces new name from September 6th and will be called Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS) with a fresh look.
13 September 2021
After more than 30 years as the Document Summary Service (DSS), University of Bristol team announces name change to Education Policy and Research Service (EPRS)
Professor Richard Watermeyer leads on Advance HE leadership study involved in developing a global survey and framework
1 September 2021
School of Education’s Professor of Education Richard Watermeyer is leading an international scoping study on leadership in higher education which asks the question ‘so what works for leadership in higher education?’ and invites individual expressions of interest to contribute.
Lecturer in Psychology of Education Dr Felicity Sedgewick granted funding from the Office for Students to support student mental health
23 August 2021
Felicity Sedgewick’s collaborative project will develop training for university staff to help them better understand and support autistic students, with the goal of preventing worsening mental health among this often-vulnerable group.
School of Continuing Professional Education (SCOPE), City University Hong Kong celebrates graduates in live-stream event.
2 August 2021
In June this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, City University Hong Kong held their graduate celebrations via livestream so that colleagues from the UK could join them virtually.
School of Education ranked 11th in Complete University Guide subject tables
6 July 2021
The School of Education is delighted to annouce that it has been ranked 11th place in the Complete University Guide subject tables, with particular highlights for research intensity (5th) and research quality (6th).
The School of Education congratulates Professor Robin Shields for Bristol Teaching Award win
24 June 2021
The School of Education's Professor of Education Robin Shields received an Inspiring and Innovative Teaching Award 2021 in this year's Bristol Teaching Awards.
Decolonising Education for Sustainable Futures – UNESCO Chair seminar series
23 June 2021
Published report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seminar series held earlier in 2021.
Doctoral researcher Luo Tan awarded the BAICE Student Fieldwork Grant
7 June 2021
Luo Tan’s doctoral research project “Investing in a Global Language in a Local Field” has been awarded the BAICE Student Fieldwork Grant worth just under £2000.
Doctoral Researcher Jáfia Câmara awarded £6000 project funding from the Temple Quarter Engagement Fund
17 May 2021
Jáfia Câmara's collaborative proposal to 'engage with refugee and asylum-seeking families through art and ethnographic research in Bristol' has been awarded project funding by the TQEF.
The Metre and Memorisation Project announces the Bristol by Heart poetry recitation contest in collaboration with Poetry by Heart
14 May 2021
Poetry recitation competition 'Bristol by Heart' for school children in Bristol and the surrounding area announced by the Metre and Memorisation Project, funded by the Brigstow Institute at the University of Bristol.
Doctoral conference 2021 - call for abstracts and submissions
5 May 2021
The Doctoral Conference Committee (Bristol and Hong Kong) are delighted to announce the School of Education Doctoral Conference to be held 21–25 June 2021. The conference will offer a week of synchronous, asynchronous, online and offline spaces and events that explore and celebrate educational research and teaching practice.
Professor Alf Coles' inaugural lecture
4 May 2021
On Wednesday 16th June 5-6pm Professor Alf Coles will be giving his inaugural lecture entitled 'Beginnings … reflections on 25 years of teaching and learning mathematics'
Professor Patricia Broadfoot calls for evidence-based expert approach to the post-pandemic recovery of young people
23 April 2021
Professor Patricia Broadfoot has co-written a blog post for BERA calling for an educational equivalent to the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)
Rurality and access to higher education: an international symposium - Live recordings
21 April 2021
Recordings of successful international symposium on rurality and access to higher education now available to view. A Centre for Higher Education Transformations (CHET) and SRHE South West Network for Higher Education event.
Education in Small States Research Group (ESSRG) News and Website Relaunch
20 April 2021
We bid a fond farewell to Mary O’Connell as she retires after 28 years at the School of Education
25 March 2021
This week, it is with fondness and a few tears that the School of Education wishes Mary O’Connell a fantastic retirement, after 28 years at the School.
SOE student who cared for terminally ill mum fights odds to earn Master’s
9 March 2021
An inspirational student from the School of Education, Michelle Mounsdon (Neuroscience in Education), passed her Master’s despite a demanding job and providing round-the-clock care for her terminally ill mother.
New funding awarded to tackle social isolation as we age through digital innovation
8 March 2021
An interdisciplinary team from across the University of Bristol, has received funding for the ‘Connecting through culture as we age: digital innovation for healthy ageing’ project as part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Health Ageing Challenge Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme (SBDRP).
International Women's Day 2021 - School of Education newsletter
8 March 2021
Today (Monday 8 March 2021) is International Women's Day.
Train to teach: study for a PGCE at the School of Education
1 March 2021
If you have a passion for your subject and you want to inspire the next generation, teaching could be the career for you. Our PGCE programmes are demanding and hands-on, but you’ll be supported and guided to become an excellent qualified teacher.
Teaching of LGBTQ+ individuals from history
16 February 2021
Llewellyn Jones, a History PGCE student at the School of Education, has written this news item about his teaching of LGBTQ+ individuals from history. Llewellyn has explored the rationale behind his selection of these individuals and his strategies for teaching about them in history lessons.
Launch of Education, Justice and Memory Network (EdJAM) research project
8 February 2021
The School of Education will be hosting a series of online events to celebrate the launch of a major new research project, “Education, Justice and Memory Network” (EdJAM).
Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures - Call for Proposals
3 February 2021
The Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures Network (TESF) are inviting applications from research teams interested in developing proposals that can assist in meeting their research objectives.
Professor Watermeyer to explore the relationship between narcissism and performance in Higher Education
7 January 2021
We are pleased to announce that the School of Education's Professor Richard Watermeyer has been awarded a British Academy funded project to explore the relationship between narcissism and performance in Higher Education.