Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Awards for 2013
The School of Education is pleased to announce that it has been awarded three Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Awards for 2013. These are available to eligible candidates on the following programmes:
The successful candidates will have the full international tuition fee and airfares paid and also a monthly allowance for living expenses (currently £844 per month). Applicants need to meet the academic criteria for their chosen course and to be a citizen of an eligible Commonwealth country. The Commonwealth Scholarship is keen to encourage applications from women. Further details are available on the application form below.
- Application Form for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2013/14 (Word Document, 127 KB)
- Case Study - Patrick Kasaba Bushilya, FMS (PDF Document, 124 KB)
News and events
Professor Michael Apple talk - Defending Critical Democratic Education
Michael W Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In June 2012 he visited the Faculty of Humanities as the Hallsworth Visiting Professor in the School of Education, and on June 19th he gave a public lecture. In this lecture he builds on the talk he gave in 2011 regarding the need to give recognition to hegemonic discourses and politics from neoliberal and neoconservative approaches. Apple does this by reprising the argument and then providing examples of critical policy approaches from around the world. He shows how critical work is about building an alternative approach to educational change, and he reminds those who work in higher education about the important position of researchers and research.
New MA in Intercultural Communication
From September 2012, we will be collaborating with the new School of Arts, Languages and Cultures to offer an interdisciplinary MA in Intercultural Communication. This builds on the intercultural expertise within the Language Teacher Education group in the School of Education and the languages and cultures expertise in the former School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures. For more information on this exciting new development, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in making a difference? Would you like to study for either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree?
Come and find out about our courses:
- BA (Hons) Learning Disability Studies (full-time & part-time)
- MA Critical Learning Disability Studies (part-time)
- BA (Hons) Applied Community and Youth Work Studies (full-time)
Come to one of our Open Days to find out what the School of Education can offer you. You can speak to tutors, current and past students and find out about the full range of student loans, grants and bursaries.
- Wednesday 20th June, 6pm – 8pm
- Thursday 5th July, 2pm – 4pm
For further information or to confirm your attendance please contact Michael Ruppli on 0161 275 3463 or email: email@example.com
Doctoral Training Opportunities - PDS Awards
Doctoral Training Opportunities in the School of Education
The University of Manchester has launched a further £2.5m investment in Doctoral training with the creation of the President's Doctoral Scholar Awards (PDS Awards). These prestigious awards are open to all nationalities and all research areas. In the Humanities Faculty PDS Award funding will be allocated to the most outstanding applicants seeking Doctoral training opportunities starting in September 2012.
In the School of Education, based on the academic track-record of applicants and evidence of their research potential, we will select our PDS Award winners from the various applicants across all our 2012 funding schemes. These most outstanding applicants will receive confirmation of their PDS status alongside confirmation of their Doctoral funding. PDS Award status will entitle our successful candidates to a further £1,000 enhancement to their stipend.
Further information and details on how to apply is available here
Introducting the PGR Blog
Welcome to the PGR Blog (http://pgrschoolofeducation.wordpress.com)
Come visit to find the latest events and seminars relevant to PGRs at the School of Education. For more information please contact Eljee Javier at firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Student Secures Prestigious Funding to Present at AERA
Ana-Cristina Popescu, PhD Student has secured prestigious funding from the American Educational Research Association to present her paper "Leading Schools in the Quasi-Market: Headteachers in Post-Communist Romania" at this year's AERA conference in New Orleans.
The criteria for the award is set with expectation that top graduate students in field of Educational Administration will apply for the graduate student grant. To have a single-authored proposal accepted to AERA as a graduate student is certainly an accomplishment. We want to congratulate you on your hard work and quality research that led to proposal acceptance. The graduate student review committee was honored to evaluate research proposals of such a high-quality"
Managing Editor, The Review of Higher Education
Graduate Student Representative, American Educational Research Association - Division A
School Matchmaker lifts results
Professor Mel Ainscow had an idea for the programme that would lift Manchester schools' results. Guardian Article
Newly Published Book by Dr William West, Reader in Counselling studies
West, William (2011) Exploring therapy spirituality and Healing - Palgrave http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=280664
Full Amazon review:
I would recommend it to any counselling/psychotherapy practitioner, researcher or trainee interested in integrating the spiritual dimension into their practice."
Honorary Doctorate awarded to Alan Dyson
Alan Dyson, Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Equity in Education at the University of Manchester, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The award recognises Alan's scholarly achievements in the fields of equity in education and special needs education. It also recognises the work he has done in developing academic collaboration between the School of Education at Manchester and the Faculty of Education at Gothenburg.
North West Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL)
The vision of the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) is that it will enable participating teachers to become consistently highly effective so that all children and young people realise their potential, regardless of their age, abilities or background. World class teaching is characterised by a sophisticated understanding of effective classroom practice, highly skilled professional expertise and high quality engagement with children, young people and their parents and carers.
The MTL programme is based on a high degree of flexibility and "personalisation of provision so that individual participants can tailor their learning to fit their own needs and capacities and to reflect the professional needs and experience of their school or setting. It requires capacity to be built in schools to provide practice-based learning opportunities where participants learn from colleagues and draw on a wide range of expertise both within and beyond their school/setting. Participants will participate in problem solving and critical thinking about learning activities that have meaning and importance to them. They will be enabled in constructing their own knowledge by testing ideas based on their prior knowledge and experience and applying these to new situations relevant to their context and in recognising that there is often alternative analysis offering different solutions to problems.You can find out all about this programme here
The Building (formerly known as Humanities Building Devas Street) has been named after Ellen Wilkinson. The daughter of a millworker, she was born in Manchester in 1891 and, having gained a scholarship, was educated at the Ardwick Higher Grade School there. She won a scholarship to Manchester University, graduating in 1913 in History and obtained her master's degree the following year. The University awarded her an honorary degree of LL.D. in 1946.
Ellen Wilkinson joined the Independent Labour Party in 1912. She was active in local politics as well as in the movement for women's suffrage, becoming an organiser of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in 1913. She became an official of the National Union of Distributive and Allied Workers in 1915 and around the same time, being a strong supporter of the tradition of independent working-class education, became a member of the national organisations of one of the agencies promoting such education, the Plebs League.
She was one of the founders of the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1920 and was elected to the Manchester City Council three years later. Shortly afterwards she resigned from the Party and joined the Labour Party. She was elected to Parliament as Labour member for Middlesbrough East in 1924, retaining the seat until 1931. In 1935 she was elected MP for Jarrow, a seat she held until her death in 1947. During the 1920s and 1930s she took part in several of the unemployment marches, and supported the miners' strike that led to the General Strike of 1926. Within a year of her election as MP for Jarrow, a ship building town, she was one of the leaders of the Jarrow march to London in which about two hundred unemployed persons sought to bring to the attention of the government the seriousness of their plight. In 1939 Wilkinson had published by Gollancz her book about the extreme difficulties brought on by unemployment in her book The town that was murdered: the life-story of Jarrow.
During the Second World War Wilkinson joined in 1940 a coalition government headed by Winston Churchill. Initially she was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Pensions, subsequently becoming Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Security until 1945.
At the general election of 1945 the Labour Party secured victory by an overall majority of almost 150 seats. The new Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, appointed Wilkinson as Minister of Education and gave her the responsibility of ensuring that the provisions of the Education Act of 1944, a most significant piece of legislation, were implemented.
For more information on Ellen Wilkinson you can visit the following link http://manchesterhistory.net/ardwick/home/Ellen.html
See also the entry for her in the Biographical Dictionary of Women (London: Penguin Books, 1998) and Betty D Vernon Ellen Wilkinson 1891-1947 (London: Croom Helm, 1982).
The School of Education is based in the Ellen Wilkinson Building (Campus Map Building 77). It is situated by the Student Union, just behind the Contact Theatre.
Sick of textbooks becoming more and more expensive?A website has been set up to try and assist students in getting the book(s) they need. It is a website solely for students where they can buy and sell books with one another. It is totally FREE TO USE and it enables students to get their textbook(s) at a more affordable price and to recoup their costs when they have finished with them. The website is www.coursetext.co.uk
The following links are for people interested in studentships and research.