School of Education and Professional Development

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Profile Information

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
Teaching Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences

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Research Output 1990 2019

Career planning and continuing professional development

Simmons, R. & Walker, M., 2019, Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice . Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). Third Edition ed. London: Open University Press, p. 263 - 272 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

career planning
1 Citations
value system

Advanced academic skills and your major study

Youde, A. & Watson, L., 20 Aug 2018, Advanced Work-Based Practice in the Early Years: A Guide for Students. McMahon, S. & Dyer, M. (eds.). Routledge, p. 116-130

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Projects 2016 2021

De-radicalisation: Insights from International Research

Thomas, D.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Activities 1989 2018

Youth Transitions, VET and the 'Making' of Class: Changing Theorisations for Changing Times?

James Avis (Speaker)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Black Students in Vocational Education and Training: Learner Experiences in an English Metropolitan and Provincial Setting

James Avis (Speaker), Kevin Orr (Speaker), Paul Warmington (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
7 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Cost of the Benefit: Debt and its Continuing Influence on Participation in HE

Glynn Jones (Speaker), Wayne Bailey (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
17 Jul 201819 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Research Units

further education
further education