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Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ)

Leader: Professor Vanita Sundaram

The Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ) undertakes multi-method research that explores social justice in education.


We pursue research regarding social justice and education in the UK and internationally. We investigate perceptions of fairness; differential rates of access and achievement that apply across individuals and social groups; and, explore learning and teaching.

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CRESJ Seminar: Elite schools and slavery in the UK

A critical look at elite schools in the UK and their links to the history of the British Empire and the ties between these schools and the slave trade

Study with us

We offer research degrees (PhD, MA by research) and we also offer our MA in Global and International Citizenship Education and our MA in Social Justice and Education.

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