School of Education


The School of Education's research is among the most significant and influential of its kind in the world. 

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The School of Education has a strong commitment to developing our discipline and offers a rich environment for those looking to undertake postgraduate research.  

Our research takes an interest in understanding 'what works' in education, and how we can improve educational practices and policy. We locate these concerns within a broader set of questions around '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?  

We organise our research through six different research centres and we have a diverse range of partners, from teachers and community organisers in Nottingham through to national governments and international policy bodies. 

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Research centres

Six research centres are hosted within the School of Education and much of the research portfolio is aimed at having a real impact upon learners, organisations and educational systems.

Juliet Thondhlana

Researcher profile

Juliet Thondhlana is an Associate Professor and a member of the Centre for International Education Research. Her research focuses on education and migration.

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Seminars and events

The School of Education runs a series of seminars and events, some focus on general education issues but most relate to the more specialist interests of the school's research centres.


Latest research news

Feminist perspectives on contemporary educational leadership

Book review by Educational Review on Dr Kay Fuller's recent book
19 May 2022

Aligning skills and lifelong learning for human-centred sustainable development

Online editorial for the International Journal of Lifelong Education
16 May 2022

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

The vast majority of our publications are assessed as internationally excellent in REF21
12 May 2022

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*.

REF results
Society and communities impact studies View all
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School of Education

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

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