Department of Education and Community Studies

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The School of Eduaction supports the university’s ambitious targets in terms of research and postgraduate research student growth.

The Department of Education and Community studies offers a range of Master’s courses and has a thriving and oversubscribed doctoral offer with over 100 students.

It offers professional accreditation to students on the early years and youth and community courses and offers postgraduate Early Years Initial Teacher Training, which was graded Good by Ofsted in 2016.

The doctoral programmes cover a wide range of subject areas associated with our senior research expertise, including informal education, youth, community cohesion, TESOL, legal education, professional identity and early years. 


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further education Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
trainee Social Sciences
Vocational Education Social Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

Open Access
youth worker
youth work
community work

A Conceptual Framework for Effective Tutors and Tutoring within a Blended Learning Context

Youde, A., 2019, EduLearn19: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Proceedings. p. 317-323 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Blended Learning
learning environment
1 Citation (Scopus)

Adult literacy practitioners and employability skills: Resisting neo-liberalism?

Allatt, G. & Tett, L., 2019, In : Journal of Education Policy. 34, 4, p. 577-594 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
value system

Projects 2016 2021

Activities 2009 2020

Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (Journal)

Lisa Russell (Reviewer)
15 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

PhD External Examiner at University of Glasgow

Ann Harris (Examiner)
14 Jan 2020

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER) (Journal)

Lisa Russell (Reviewer)
9 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Press / Media

Ofsted reveals FE research reference group

Kevin Orr & James Avis


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Islamophobia definition is no threat to free speech

Shamim Miah


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

A New Reveille for Radicals?

Martin Purcell


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment