School of Education


We are proud of the research work undertaken in the School of Education, and the quality of this work is widely recognised.

Much of our research activity is organised through six different research centres. These pages also indicate areas of specialism for those interested in postgraduate and postdoctoral research.

Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP PhD Studentship - applications now open - closing date 4 January 2017.


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As a research community we are committed to undertaking and sharing our research so that our work makes a difference. We are interested in understanding 'what works' in education, and how we can improve educational practices and policy. However, we locate these concerns within a broader set of questions about 'what matters'. What is the role of education in contributing to a more fulfilling, richer and socially just quality of life both for individuals and society?

Researchers in the School of Education draw on a wide range of research methods and traditions, and work with a diverse range of partners. Our partners range from teachers and community organisers in Nottingham through to national governments and international policy bodies.

The School of Education has a strong commitment to developing our discipline and offers a rich environment for those looking to undertake postgraduate research. If you are interested in postgraduate research opportunities please look at our dedicated page for PhD/EdD applicants.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any issues further, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Professor Howard Stevenson

Director of Research

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Research news

Adult and Lifelong Education - New Book

Adult and Lifelong Education explores why politicians, researchers, and practitioners involved in educating post-school young people and adults have quietly abandoned the term 'education' in favour of 'learning'.
05 December 2016

New Books from Professor Christopher Day

Two new books now available
02 December 2016

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School of Education

The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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