School of Education and Professional Development

  • United Kingdom

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Academic staff have very close working relationships with the professional field and are engaged in a range of outreach activities.  We strive to reach out with our research, scholarship and partnerships to influence the world around us. Staff consistently rate working in the School very highly in the Quality of Working Life Survey.   We expect high standards from ourselves and take considerable pride in our work. 

The School is located in two adjacent buildings, the Lockside and Haslett (formerly Canalside East) buildings, which are converted mills that run alongside the Huddersfield Canal.  They are well–equipped and maintained, and provide an attractive and welcoming environment for students and staff.

The School has a thriving research culture, and hosts a range of lectures and seminars, which attract external partners as well as staff and research students. Our research activities have a collaborative approach and are organised through our overarching Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HudCRES) In the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 94% of the School’s research was celebrated as being world class or of international importance. 

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further education Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
trainee Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences

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Research Output 1990 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

value system

Projects 2016 2021

Activities 1989 2019

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

Lisa Russell (Reviewer)
9 Dec 2019

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

Diverse and distinctive? Policy, pedagogy and practice in English Further Education

Kate Lavender (Invited speaker), Lisa Russell (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
7 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Understanding student withdrawal and retention

Lisa Russell (Speaker), Kathryn Lavender (Speaker)
6 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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

Social justice in education – new book explores the inequalities

Ronald Thompson


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research Units

further education
further education