School of Education

About Us

Welcome from the Head of School

Volker Wedekind

Welcome 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 11 countries. 

In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the vast majority of our outputs were assessed as internationally excellent, with over half given the highest possible score of 4*.

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 (CELE), which offers innovative presessional academic English courses to enable applicants to reach the required level of academic English to start their degree course. CELE also offers academic language and communication skills courses and consultations to students whilst studying their degree.

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:

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 Volker Wedekind
Head of School 


Committed to gender equality

Athena Swan bronze award logo

We're proud to have been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award for our comittment to advancing gender equality.

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research.


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Visiting us

We are loctated in buildings 6 (main reception) and 10 (CELE) on Jubilee Campus.



School of Education

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

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