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Seeking Equity in a World in Crisis: Critical Engagements through Educational Research (ACRE)


Thursday 6 July 2023

- Friday 7 July 2023


£45 - £120


(in person), Faculty of Education



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The 2023 Annual Conference for Research in Education (ACRE) at Edge Hill University offers a forum for exploring critical engagements through research with broad issues of equity in education. The conference encompasses all phases of education, from the early years to adult learners, embracing both formal and non-formal educational settings and sectors. We welcome opportunities to promote interdisciplinary collaboration through contributions from colleagues working in all areas related to education.

The event is free for our Faculty of education partner schools and settings (booking essential: subject to availability).

Standard fee deadline: Tuesday 20 June 2023 (£80).


Late registration deadline: Thursday 29 June 2023 (£120).


ECR / Unwaged rate £45.

ACRE 2023 online programme


Dr Christine Callender, Associate Professor at University College London

Professor Brahm Norwich, University of Exeter

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Black males in education: exploring stigma and intersectional discrimination
Headshot of Brahm Norwich
Enhancing the participation of young people with SEN/D in a deliberative dialogue about inclusion in school education: a citizen panel pilot.


Within the overall theme of ‘Seeking Equity in a World in Crisis: Critical Engagements through Educational Research’, there are a number of sub-themes, reflecting the focus of the Research Networks and Special Interest Groups hosted by the Faculty of Education:

  • Equity and intersectionality
  • Equity and access to education
  • Equity and social justice in education
  • Equity, inclusion and disability
  • Equity, activism and social movements in education
  • Equity in further and higher education
  • Equity after the pandemic
  • Equity in primary and secondary schooling
  • Equity in the early years

For more information about the event themes:

View the call for papers

Who is this event for?

Current staff Partners Teachers, tutors and careers advisers


If you have any queries, please contact the Education Research Team on