School of Education

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Welcome from the Head of School

Andrew Noyes

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 now 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 500 new teachers each year in the UK, we run an innovative PGCEi course in 14 countries. In close collaboration with the National College for Teaching and Leadership, we provide a range of professional development programmes for school leaders, particularly in China.

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 over 300 students from around the world.

The school has a broad programme of undergraduate and 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 teaching 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 since its inception. We ranked 4th in the UK and 24th worldwide for education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

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 Andrew Noyes
Head of School and Professor of Education

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School of Education

University of Nottingham
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Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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