School of Education

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Welcome from the Head of School

Bernadette YouensWelcome to the School of Education's website, where you can read about our comprehensive programme of world-leading research, outstanding initial teacher education, and innovative taught courses.

The School of Education has a long history of both teacher education and adult education that stretches back over 100 years. We are located on the award-winning Jubilee Campus and enjoy strong partnerships with many schools and other organisations locally, nationally and internationally. 

As well as training 300 new teachers each year in the UK, we run an innovative PGCEi course in over 15 countries. 

In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the school was ranked 3rd of all education departments in the UK. We have a longstanding relationship with UNESCO, several large-scale European projects, and strong connections to US funders, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Much of the school's research portfolio is aimed at having a real impact upon learners, organisations and educational systems. As part of our commitment to research excellence, the school has a thriving doctoral research community of students from around the world.

The school has a broad programme of postgraduate taught courses, largely focused on professional learning. One distinctive strand of our postgraduate programme is professional counselling education which emphasises humanistic and person-centred approaches. 

The school is also home to the Centre for English Language Education, which offers innovative presessional and insessional English programmes.

Our staff are experts in their fields and members of the school's staff have been awarded student nominated Lord Dearing awards for the quality of their teaching. We are often highly-ranked in league tables, including being in the top 10 in the UK and top 50 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 and top 80 worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Whatever the purpose of your visit, I hope that these pages are helpful. If you would like any further information then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Professor Bernadette Youens
Head of School and Professor of Education

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School of Education

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

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