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Sexual harassment in Higher Education research

Posted on Friday 19 November 2021

Research by CRESJ's Dr Anna Bull into sexual harassment in higher education has featured in a number of news outlets in light of Al Jazeera's Degrees of Abuse investigation which found that universities were failing to adequately deal with complaints of staff sexual harassment.

UYSEG research highlights the issue of sustainability in education during COP26

Posted on Thursday 18 November 2021

A Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability, co-led by Dr Lynda Dunlop of the University of York Science Education Group and Dr Elizabeth Rushton of King's College London, was launched by BERA on 1 November.

What could a longer school day mean for teachers?

Posted on Monday 8 November 2021

Dr Lisa Kim and Professor Kathryn Asbury write about the potential impact extending the school day would have on teachers, a strategy being considered to mitigate potential learning losses from the pandemic.

ESRC review of the PhD in the Social Sciences

Posted on Wednesday 20 October 2021

The Economic and Social Research Council has released a report on the PhD in the social sciences which was written by York academics Professor Paul Wakeling and Dr Sally Hancock in partnership with CFE Research.

Sibling bullying research

Posted on Wednesday 6 October 2021

Research led by PERC's Dr Umar Toseeb has found that children who are bullied by their siblings are more likely to suffer mental health problems as teenagers.

Sibling bullying associated with poor mental health outcomes years later, new study finds

Posted on Friday 1 October 2021

Young people who are repeatedly bullied by siblings are more likely to suffer from poor mental health and wellbeing issues later in adolescence, a new study has suggested.

Professor Vanita Sundaram to present keynote talk at BERA's virtual conference

Posted on Monday 13 September 2021

Vanita's talk titled, 'Exploring educational settings as conducive contexts for sexism, sexual harassment and violence' will be presented Thursday 16 September at the British Educational Research Association (BERA).

Mitigating impacts of Covid19 in the Early Years report released

Posted on Thursday 9 September 2021

Researchers from the Department of Education, University of York and the National Institute for Economic Research have recently completed a Rapid Evidence review on the possible harms and mitigating factors of CV19 on the Early Years.


Conflict amongst siblings increased during lockdown, new study shows

Posted on Sunday 22 August 2021

Conflict amongst siblings increased during the first UK lockdown according to a new study of children with special education needs and disabilities (SENDs).

Teacher burnout causing exodus from the profession, study finds

Posted on Thursday 22 July 2021

The risk of teacher attrition from burnout may be worse than it has ever been, according to a study involving the University of York.

Competition win will help commercialise teacher selection project

Posted on Monday 28 June 2021

An educational psychologist from the University of York has won the top prize of £50,000 following a six-month training programme designed to help turn his research concept into a business venture.

Double fellowship success

Posted on Sunday 27 June 2021

We are delighted to welcome two research fellows to the department this Autumn: Dr Zoe Baker and Dr Gill Francis.

Government loans widen access to PG study but rising tuition fees risk wiping out progress

Posted on Friday 25 June 2021

Government loans to cover the cost of postgraduate study have increased access - but rising tuition fees risk wiping out these gains, according to new research.

Government loans have helped widen access to postgraduate study but rising tuition fees risk wiping out progress

Posted on Thursday 24 June 2021

Government loans to cover the cost of postgraduate study have increased access - but rising tuition fees risk wiping out these gains, according to new research.

British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship award for Professor von Stumm

Posted on Monday 17 May 2021

Professor Sophie von Stumm has been awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy to explore the idea of ‘personalised’ education.

Research identifies impact of Covid-19 on socio-emotional wellbeing, and language and communication in early years pupils

Posted on Wednesday 12 May 2021

A team of researchers led by Dr Louise Tracey in the Department of Education’s Psychology in Education Research Centre are investigating the relationship between Reception children’s experiences of the pandemic and their socio-emotional wellbeing, language, and numeracy skills.

Professor Robert Slavin 1950 - 2021

Posted on Thursday 6 May 2021

We were saddened to hear of the death of Prof Robert (Bob) Slavin last month.

Our Undergraduate students succeed on York Leaders programme

Posted on Monday 12 April 2021

Education second year undergraduate students undertook the York Leaders programme virtually this year due to the pandemic providing students with the chance to connect beyond their department and to have some form of extra-curricular activity.

Professor Ian Lister: In Memoriam

Posted on Friday 9 April 2021

We are very sorry to announce that Emeritus Professor Ian Lister passed away on 27 March 2021, aged 86. Ian worked in the Department of Education from 1967 to 2000, which included a period as the longest-serving Head of Department (1974 - 1995).

A Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2021

What could the future of education for environmental sustainability look like?

Dr Sarah Olive to talk at online Shakespeare, Race, and Pedagogy conference

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2021

Celebrating British Shakespeare Association magazine, Teaching Shakespeare, reaching it's 20th issue and tenth year since its inception in 2021.

Yorkshire research details scale of pressures faced by families of SEN children

Posted on Thursday 7 January 2021

New research details the pressures faced by families of children with special educational needs in the wake of warnings over evidence of “substantial” inequalities in support.