Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ)

Leader: Professor Ian Davies

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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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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Focus on

A Moment That Made Us!

Posted on Wednesday 10 May 2017

Well known local author, Tim Murgatroyd, York University Alumnus, inspired fourteen keen students from Kelvin Hall School in a recent creative writing workshop.

New project tackles sexual harassment on campus

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

CRESJ researcher Dr. Vanita Sundaram will jointly lead the HEFCE-funded research and action project

British Muslim university students’ perceptions of Prevent and its impact on their sense of identity

Posted on Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Prevent strategy at UK universities is designed to reduce the possibility of university students becoming radicalised and so working against them supporting or directly engaging in terrorist activities.

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