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Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success

Posted on Monday 23 December 2019

Professor Sophie von Stumm's study finds that parents' socioeconomic status and children's inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement.

The dearth of data on PhD access, experiences and careers in the UK

Posted on Thursday 12 December 2019

Dr Sally Hancock and Professor Paul Wakeling have been busy promoting research concerning the methods of tracking doctoral access, experiences and outcomes.

Dr Sarah Olive receives UKCGE Research Supervisor Recognition

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2019

Dr Sarah Olive has become one of three University York academics, and one of 36 academics nationally, to participate in the UK Graduate Council for Higher Education’s pilot of the UK’s first Research Supervision Recognition Programme.

CRESJ at the University of Tübingen

Posted on Thursday 7 November 2019

Dr Amanda Naylor & Professor Nicholas McGuinn have been awarded the role of the Ottilie-Wildermuth Visiting Chair of Teaching English as a Foreign Language by the University of Tübingen.

Congratulations to our PERC PhD students

Posted on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Our Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC) student, Fairuz Rusdi successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

PhD students present at conferences and create impact

Posted on Monday 14 October 2019

CRESJ research students have been busy sharing their research and expertise at international conferences and workshops this summer.

Islam’s influence on Muslim’s youth Higher Education aspirations Conference

Posted on Wednesday 9 October 2019

Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ) hosted a research conference and workshop, funded by the C & JB Morrell Trust* and the Morrell Centre for Toleration, in the York Medical Society in the historic centre of York, on 25 September 2019.

CRESJ at the ECPR

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2019

Professor Ian Davies participated in the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference as a Panel Co-Chair for the theme 'Citizenship Education Research and Educational Transformation'.

Congratulations to our UYSEG PhD students

Posted on Friday 13 September 2019

Our University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG) student, Abdulmajeed Albahrani successfully defended his PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

CRESJ at the European Sociological Association Conference

Posted on Sunday 25 August 2019

Professor Paul Wakling and José Luis (Pep) Mateos-González presented a paper on inequalities of access to postgraduate education in the UK.

Professor Paul Wakeling gives keynote at University of York

Posted on Monday 5 August 2019

The keynote was presented as part of the event hosted by University's Graduate Student Association (GSA).

CRESJ duo present at the University of Leeds event

Posted on Thursday 1 August 2019

Professor Paul Wakeling and Dr. Sally Hancock presented at 'Increasing progression to, and success in, taught postgraduate study' at the University of Leeds.

Global Super High School Project

Posted on Wednesday 31 July 2019

Hyogo High School, Japan has been recognized by the Japanese government as part of an initiative to help prepare global leaders of the future.

Study finds children with autism more likely to be bullied at home and at school

Posted on Monday 29 July 2019

A major new study has found children with autism are more likely to be bullied by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school, they have no respite from victimisation.

Dr Jeremy Airey receives Vice-Chancellor Award

Posted on Monday 22 July 2019

The Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards, introduced in 2006, reward excellence in learning and teaching.

CRESJ’s Dr Chelsea Sellers has Publication Success with PhD findings

Posted on Monday 15 July 2019

‘Fitting in’ and ‘standing out’: the peer group and young people’s development of reader identity is Dr Sellers’ first publication available in the British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Project ends with Budapest conference: Youth activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces

Posted on Thursday 11 July 2019

Our Leverhulme Trust funded project concluded with a fantastically successful conference.

Ian Davies continues as Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong

Posted on Thursday 11 July 2019

CRESJ’s Professor Ian Davies has been reappointed as Honorary Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at The Education University of Hong Kong.

Youth Activism, Engagement and the Development of new Civic Learning Spaces Parliamentary Reception

Posted on Monday 1 July 2019

On Thursday, 13 June 2019, Professor Ian Davies was part of a team funded by the Leverhulme Trust to create and launch a funded teachers’ resource at the Houses of Parliament in London.

MA students organise a social event with a twist

Posted on Monday 10 June 2019

MA students organise an excellent event to celebrate the hard work of all our students this year, and gave staff a chance to answer a variety of questions about academia.

Inaugural lectures: Emma Marsden and Sophie von Stumm

Posted on Thursday 6 June 2019

We're celebrating Emma and Sophie's recent professorships on Wednesday 19 June.

'3 Minute Thesis' finalist Agata Lambrechts

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2019

PhD Education student Agata Lambrechts has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 University of York 3 Minute Thesis competition.

European Research Council funding success

Posted on Friday 10 May 2019

Professor Robert Klassen has been named as one of 54 recipients of European Research Council top-up funding for his EduSelect project which is developing a commercial platform to deliver teacher selection tools.

CRESJ at CiCea

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Professor Ian Davies was a key note speaker at the 21st annual Children's Identity & Citizenship European Association (CiCea) conference held in Prague, 9-11 May 2019.

Study shows how school textbooks in Germany and England present Europe in different ways

Posted on Thursday 4 April 2019

When it comes to views about Europe, it’s well known that Germany and England differ sharply. Research after the Brexit vote shows that 68% of Germans are in favour of the European Union and only 11% would support withdrawal. Compare this with 54% of UK respondents who are favourable to the EU.

Shakespeare, Keats & The Power of Skype

Posted on Friday 29 March 2019

Dr Nick McGuinn and Dr Amanda Naylor participated via Skype at an academic conference organised for language teachers at the Institute of English Language and Literature, University of Sindh, by Ghazal Syed on 18 March 2019.

New research on Education and the European Union

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2019

Pre-peer reviewed, pre-copyedited version of an article which will be published in the journal (Educational Media, Memory and Society).

PhD Scholarships in Department of Education

Posted on Monday 4 February 2019

The Department of Education has a Departmental PhD Studentship available for students wishing to commence a three-year full-time PhD programme in October 2019.

New £2.7m Centre for Excellence to boost modern foreign language skills

Posted on Thursday 10 January 2019

The Department of Education has been awarded government funding to launch England’s first modern foreign languages (MFL) centre for excellence.