Research

The Faculty of Education offers a vibrant environment in which social inclusiveness and democratic understanding are fundamental to the ways in which we work. Research within the Faculty explores the different sites in which learning takes place and the contexts that enable transformational learning while critically reflecting on educational policy and practice. The principles and ideals of accountability, social inclusiveness, justice and equity inform our research and impact strategy.

Research strategy

Rooted in a commitment to social justice, the Faculty’s research aims to shape, inform and change educational policy and practice for those who have been excluded or marginalised by institutional and structural barriers of discrimination or exclusion.

The vision is to undertake and prioritise research that impacts positively on the lives of children, young people, schools, educational institutions, families and communities. This vision drives a vibrant research culture and environment, where social inclusiveness, democratic understanding, and collaborative activity, are all fundamental to the ways in which the Faculty undertakes its research.

Our educational research was rated highly in the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 76% of our research rated as internationally recognised, internationally excellent, or world-leading.

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Research Knowledge Exchange and Engagement Strategy 2021-2025

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