News in 2018
Welcome to our new students!
24 September 2018
We are delighted to welcome you to the School of Education at the University of Bristol and we very much look forward to meeting you!
SOE to co-host 'Reversing the educational inequality crisis in Bristol' event
30 August 2018
On October 9th colleagues from the School of Education are organising an evening event in City Hall (5.30 – 8.00 p.m.) to explicitly address the Bristol Learning City’s aim of increasing the participation rate in Higher Education of young people in targeted wards of the city.
Applications open for new course, ‘Changing Education: A Pathway to Further Study’
20 August 2018
A new course ‘Changing Education: A Pathway to Further Study’ will be taught at the School of Education, starting in October 2018.
SOE publishes eBook edition of our Handbook for Education Professionals: The Bristol Guide
30 July 2018
Our annual publication is now available in both print from the universities online shop and, in collaboration with the Bristol University Press, as a fully interactive e-book available on Amazon and other platforms.
Dr Shelley McKeown Jones winner of American Psychology Association Early Career Award
25 July 2018
Many congratulations to Dr Shelley McKeown Jones was one of two winners of the American Psychology Association (APA) Division 48 Ed Cairns Early Career Award.
Dr George Leckie & Prof.Harvey Goldstein win ‘British Educational Research Journal & BERA’s Editor’s Choice Award’
24 July 2018
Dr George Leckie and Professor Harvey Goldstein have received the British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) and BERA Editor’s Choice Award for their article “The Evolution of School League Tables in England 1992-2016: “Contextual Value-Added”, “Expected Progress” and “Progress 8”, BERJ 43(2): 193-212.
SOE’s Dr Helen Manchester talks about the Isolation and Loneliness of Older People project at Westminster
17 July 2018
Amid the turmoil of resignations and Brexit rows in Westminster on 9th July 2018, there was also an exciting event taking positive steps towards addressing the issues of social isolation and loneliness.
SOE academic staff promoted to Reader by the University
9 July 2018
Congratulations to the following members of staff from the School of Education who have all been promoted to Reader by the University with effect from 1st August:
Dr Amanda Williams wins prestigious Early Career Award
25 June 2018
Many congratulations to Dr Amanda Williams who has been nominated by the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section (SPS) Committee to be the recipient of the Early Career Award.
SOE host annual Doctoral Conference
20 June 2018
The annual Doctoral Conference was held at the School of Education between 7 and 9 June 2018.
School of Education staff recognised for their outstanding contribution at ‘Bristol Teaching Awards’
7 June 2018
We are proud to announce that two members of staff from the School of Education were winners at the ‘Bristol Teaching Awards’, which was held on Tuesday 5 June 2018, in the Wills Memorial Building.
Report published about Women Professors as Intellectual Leaders
25 May 2018
Head of School, Professor Bruce Macfarlane, has a report published by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. The report is based on a project about women professors and the barriers to their progression within the professoriate.
SOE host 20th anniversary of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)
14 May 2018
On 3 May, School of Education (SoE) hosted a symposium on the theme Sustainability, Peace and Education: Exploring Promise and Practice.
Meg Atwood nominated for Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching, Bristol Teaching Awards
9 May 2018
Congratulations to Meg Atwood (Senior Teaching Associate), who has been shortlisted for the Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the Bristol Teaching Awards.
Hear Helen Pankhurst tell the story of women’s rights
3 May 2018
The School of Education will be proudly hosting a lecture by Dr Helen Pankhurst, granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst and great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, on Friday 11th May.
Education Secretary visits School of Education for teacher training insight
12 April 2018
On Wednesday 11 April 2018, the Rt Hon Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education, visited the School of Education.
How RE lessons can reduce prejudice and improve community relations
9 April 2018
With hate crime on the rise in UK schools, researchers are calling for schools and policy makers to adopt new approaches to reduce prejudice and foster positive community relations.
Professor Sally Thomas visits Vietnam for the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality in China (ITDEQC) ESRC IAA impact project
5 April 2018
On 22 March, Prof Sally Thomas gave the keynote lecture at the “Continuing Professional Development for teachers and school leaders – UK and international practice” conference, organised and hosted by the National Academy for Education Management (NAEM) and Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).
Egg-cellent collection for Bristol Children’s Hospital
28 March 2018
The School of Education have had another successful year collecting Easter Eggs for the Bristol Children’s Hospital.
Paul Howard-Jones to host seminar at Bristol Neuroscience Festival
22 March 2018
The Bristol Neuroscience Festival is back! From the 22nd – 24th March 2018 in the Will’s Memorial building, the festival will celebrate neuroscience through interactive exhibitions talks, experiments and hands on activities for all ages.
SOE Easter Egg Charity Collection
21 March 2018
The School of Education staff have begun their annual chocolate egg collection to donate to children and families staying at Bristol Children’s Hospital over the Easter break.
Let’s talk about racism in education and international development
6 March 2018
The School of Education's Professor Leon Tikly and Sharon Walker (University of Cambridge) hosted seminar on “Questions of Race in Education and International Development”.
SOE professional resource endorsed by the Tes Institute and Chartered College of Teaching
26 February 2018
The School of Education’s Handbook for Education Professional: The Bristol Guide continues to be recognised as an invaluable guide to the teaching profession with two highly respected endorsements.
SOE alumni accepts BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award
19 February 2018
Former School of Education student, Dr Jonathan Wardle (Learning, Leadership and Policy EdD, 2013), accepted the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award on behalf of National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Master's Graduation photos on SOE social media channels
12 February 2018
You can find and download photos of our most recent graduation celebrations (Friday 9th February 2018) on our social media channels.
Doctoral studentship applications: quality and quantity
9 February 2018
We have had an extraordinary number of high quality competitive applications for the ESRC doctoral studentships this year proposing highly contemporary cutting edge research projects.
Dr Alf Coles discusses ways of learning and working with video on 'Inside Education'
8 February 2018
On the 7th February 2018, the School of Education’s Dr Alf Coles featured on 'Inside Education', a weekly radio programme on Dublin City Radio. The programme was titled ‘Teachers Learning from Video and the work of Caleb Gattegno’.
SOE in successful bid with Bristol City Council & the National College for School Leadership Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF)
29 January 2018
The School of Education's Jon James and Sally Thomas have been involved in a successful bid with Bristol City Council and the National College for School Leadership Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF).
SOE academics visit China mainland and Taiwan for the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality in China (ITDEQC) ESRC IAA impact project
26 January 2018
Professor Sally Thomas, Dr. Lei Zhang and PhD student Dini Jiang visited China mainland and Taiwan in November 2017 to launch the East Asian Professional Learning Community (PLC) policy brief and the East Asian PLC toolkit.
BPS to renew accreditation of our psychology of education programmes
19 January 2018
We are delighted to report that the British Psychological Society (BPS) will be renewing the accreditation of our BSc and MSc psychology of education programmes.
Green Apples get active for charity
18 January 2018
The Green Apple initiative aims to bring our teacher education course into dialogue with issues around global change and environmental uncertainties. This work was made possible by generous funding from the Green Apple group at the University of Bristol.
Dr Guoxing Yu presents new research on using eye-trackers to examine IELTS test-takers’ cognitive processes
3 January 2018
Dr Guoxing Yu, Reader in Language Education & Assessment, and Director of Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research (CAER) presented his recently completed research on using eye-trackers to examine IELTS test-takers’ cognitive processes, as part of the Tobii Pro Research Spotlight Seminar Series.