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Celebrating School of Education achievements in 2019!

18 December 2019

As we approach the end of the year, we would like to thank all staff and students for being part of the School of Education community. The dedication, commitment and great work of our staff and students have been instrumental to the School of Education’s progress and success.

Here are just a few of the School of Education’s outstanding achievements from 2019:

Courses & programmes

  • Student recruitment continues to be strong across many areas of our provision
  • We have welcomed over 600 new students to the School of Education
  • Outstanding Ofsted Report - Initial Teacher Education work was awarded an 'outstanding' grade as a result of our Ofsted inspection
  • Record number of Master's applications recieved  


Successful grant applications 2019

  • Leon Tikly – GCRF Network Plus - Transforming Education Systems for Sustainable Development (TES4SD)
  • Julia Paulson – GCRF/AHRC Development Grant – funds to support development of Education, Justice and Memory (EdJAM) network
  • Helen Manchester – ESRC Newton Fund - Empowering Citizen-Oriented Smart City Innovation in Mexico (ECOSCIM)
  • Alf Coles – WUN Research Development Fund – Innovating the mathematics curriculum in times of change: towards local and global relevance
  • Robin Shields – AHRC Nahrein Network - Open Cultural Heritage Resources and Education (OCHRE): Open Educational Resources as a Platform to Raise Academic Skills and Public Awareness of Cultural Heritage in Iraq
  • Leon Tikly – UNESCO Chair in Inclusive and Quality Education for All at the University of Bristol
  • Alf Coles – GCRF/EPSRC Network Grant – Community, Science and Education: An interdisciplinary perspective for facing ecological crises in Mexico and South America
  • Shelley McKeown Jones – British Academy Small Grant - Felt understanding: promoting community relations through communicative processes in Northern Ireland
  • Lucy Kelly – Brigstow Institute – Re-Imagining the Diary: Writing and well-being for ‘busy’ people
  • Ioanna Bakopoulou – Bristol City Council - Bristol Boys Achievement Project
  • Janet Orchard – Brigstow Institute – Going Global
  • Simon Brownhill and Fran Knight – Faculty Strategic Fund – ADHD in the classroom: an exploration of professionals’ perceptions, understanding and management strategies
  • Felicity Sedgewick - Elizabeth Blackwell Institute’s Research for Mental Health in Young People Challenge scheme – Breaking down, dropping out: supporting mental health and academic achievement among autistic students
  • Ioanna Bakopoulou – ESRC IAA - Bristol Supporting Spoken Language in the Classroom (SSLiC) Knowledge Exchange Programme
  • Helen Manchester – ESRC IAA - Co-production as Craft: The Bristol City Fellowships Programme
  • Paul Howard Jones, Ruth Bailey and PGCE team – Wellcome Trust – Science of Learning in Initial Teacher Education
  • Alf Coles – World University Network project- Innovating the mathematics curriculum in times of change: towards local and global relevance
  • David Sands – Brigstow Institute - From Anxiety to Insight to Action – How can we best support young people from diverse backgrounds to make their own response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency?



Whole- School

  • There has been high levels of engagement with the School’s activities and events, attending socials and following the SOE social media channels (Twitter, Instagram & Flickr)
  • SOE Easter Egg Appeal - record number of easter eggs collected for Bristol Children's Hospital 

Finally, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year, filled with success, happiness and good health. 



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