School of Education


The School of Education's research is among the most significant and influential of its kind in the world. We are the sole UK partner in the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences, a network of postgraduate programmes under the International Society of the Learning Sciences.

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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

Transforming Teaching: Global Responses to Teaching Under the Covid-19

New book from School of Education colleagues written in collaboration with other teachers from around the world
22 October 2021

Viva congratulations to Dr Mohamud Garre

Researcher successfully defends thesis
13 October 2021

Vice-Chancellor Medals

Colleagues receive awards
01 October 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 84% of our research was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent, with 55% rated at the highest score.
REF results

Society impact studies

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Empowering vulnerable communities to fight Covid-19: the case of Zimbabwe

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Evaluating the risk of labour exploitation among migrant workers in the UK during Covid-19

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Communicating with Generation Z

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School of Education

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

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