News and events

News and upcoming events from the Institute of Education.


Call for refugee families from Ukraine to take part in upcoming literacy research project

A new project is about to start on the 2nd of March 2024 by a research team led by Dr Anna ...

DfE Get Into Teaching event

Upcoming event! We look forward to hosting the Department for Education's - Get Into Teaching: South East, event at our ...

Take part in Big Schools’ Birdwatch

You can take part in Big Schools' Birdwatch, running from January 8th until February 19th. So there is plenty of ...

VC Visit to the IoE

We were delighted to welcome the Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Van de Noort to the IoE, earlier this week. We ...

Advertising job vacancies to our students

The best way to advertise vacancies to our students, for free, is via our jobs board MyJobsOnline. It’s easy to ...

Launch of new student space!

This term we were proud to host the official launch of our newly renovated student space in L14! Pro-Vice Chancellor ...

Schools required for language teaching research project

Professor Suzanne Graham, Professor of Language and Education at the IoE, University of Reading,  is working in collaboration with Dr ...

CASE Awareness Days

Engage with Climate, Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Days At the Institute of Education, we want to spread awareness of local, ...

Universal Voices – E-Book Launch

At the beginning of the month, our wonderful, free, children’s choir Universal Voices hosted a celebration launch event of their ...

Outdoor Learning

Here at the IoE we advocate for outdoor learning. It offers great opportunities for children to learn more about the ...

Climate and Sustainability Education Showcase

We are delighted to have recently been able to share the Climate and Sustainability Initial Teacher Education work we have ...

Mentors Georgie Moores and Nicola Reynolds recipients of the 2022-23 James Furlong Award

This year, the James Furlong Award for Outstanding Contribution to Mentoring in the University of Reading Secondary Initial Teacher Education ...

Boost your career with the Institute of Education

The Institute of Education offers a range of courses for education professionals, alongside the Initial Teacher Education programmes. Free online ...

Reading Ancient School Room – Request for Feedback

Nadin Marsovski, a Classics Research Fellow and an alumni of the University of Reading is seeking the expert advice and ...

Reading Climate Festival 2023

There are lots of climate related events and activities going on for the Reading Climate Festival this June, here are ...

Research Survey Request – UoR Department of Psychology

Colleagues in the Department of Psychology at the University of Reading, are currently conducting research exploring school staff's knowledge of ...

IoE’s Climate and Sustainability Education Showcase

Upcoming event! Join us on Wednesday 14 June, 13:30-17:00, at our London Road Campus, for our in-person Climate and Sustainability ...

Constructive Co-Production in SEND event

Constructive Co-Production in SEND: person-centred principles and practices Wednesday 17 May 2023, 10:00-15:30 An in-person, free, event at University of ...

Upcoming webinar: Is the education system fit for purpose?

Please join us on Tuesday 18 April 2023, 4-5pm for a 'Taster Lecture' for our BA Education Studies degree. Is ...

Call for placements

We are looking to secure some further placements for our second year undergraduate initial teacher education students. This is a ...

Open online courses

At the Institute of Education we promote continued professional development through our open online courses, hosted on the social learning ...
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New open online course: Understanding Language Development in Multilingual Children

Developed by academics from the Institute of Education - Understanding Multilingual Children’s Language Development -  a new, free to join, ...

Advertising opportunities to UoR students

If you would like to advertise an upcoming vacancy, internship or placement to University of Reading students, you can do ...

BA Education Studies Annual Lecture 2023: Climate Change and Education

The IoE would like to invite you to attend our BA Education Studies, in-person, annual lecture. Come along and hear ...

Get into Teaching with the Institute of Education Partnership

An in person event for prospective students to find out about the different postgraduate routes into teaching for Primary and ...

Textiles Action for a Sustainable Future: Making it Succeed in the Curriculum

ONLINE – Saturday 18 March 2023 Online Conference Tackling Sustainability & Climate Change Through a Textiles Lens Join the Textiles ...
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Starting with music: Building creative music lessons from a musical stimulus at KS1 and KS2

Thursday 2nd March 2023, 4 - 5.30pm Online (Zoom) - Free of charge The most fun thing about teaching music is ...

The benefits of offering placements – Ben Thomas

A message from a partnership colleague: I actually graduated from a PGCE course run by the University of Reading back ...

ECT Conference 2023: Making Teaching Work for All

Our annual ECT Conference is now available to be booked. The conference will take place on Thursday 19th January 2023 ...

Musicianship for KS1 Teachers – a free training project for KS1 class teachers

Partnership schools - you are invited to participate in Musicianship for KS1 Teachers – a free training project for KS1 ...

Research to address the retention of teacher-mothers in schools in England

Madelaine Best, PhD researcher at the Institute of Education (IoE), is undertaking research supervised by Dr Karen Jones (IOE) and Professor Grace ...

Supporting successful learning in schools – Free online courses

Supporting Successful Learning in Primary Schools/Secondary Schools are two ground-breaking courses, designed by Professor Helen Bilton, from the Institute of ...

Save the Date! ECT Conference 2023: Making Teaching Work for All

Please save the date! Our Early Career Teacher Conference for 2023, Making Teaching Work for All will be taking place ...

What Do We Need To Teach New Teachers About Child Mental Health?

Laura Purser (Academic Programme Director - BA Primary Education QTS, Lecturer in Education, University of Reading), has written an article ...

An Introduction to Play Therapy – Thursday 13th October

An Introduction to Play Therapy – Thursday 13th October: 3.45pm – 4.45pm, L10 G03 lab London Road Campus  Are you ...

Climate and Sustainable Education Event – Holme Grange School

Climate and Sustainable Education Event @ Holme Grange School, Wokingham  - Thursday 6th October: refreshments from 4pm, event 4.15 – ...

Reading Climate Festival: Climate In the Classroom

Join the University of Reading to learn about work that’s underway to transform climate education in UK schools and colleges ...

Inaugural Mentor Award on the Secondary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme

We are delighted to announce that Miriam Eustace, Maths teacher at Little Heath School in Tilehurst, West Berkshire, is the ...

Teachers Like Us

Join us for an afternoon of discussion about how we can increase representation of black and minority teachers in schools ...

Teaching Climate and Sustainability in Primary Schools: An Outdoor Learning Approach

Teaching Climate and Sustainability in Primary Schools: An Outdoor Learning Approach is a free online course hosted on the social ...

Spotlight on PGCE Computer Science

Become inspiring Computing Teachers through developing teaching skills and curriculum knowledge in the fields of Computer Science (CS), and Information ...

New Self-guided Nature Trail

Staff, students and visitors to the University of Reading can now learn more about wildlife on campus thanks to a ...

Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People

Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People has been specifically created for parents of young people with depression and ...

Discussion on the new SEND review and Q&A on SEND education

Wednesday 11 May 2022, 16:00 – 16:45 MS Teams – link will be provided following registration This seminar will start ...
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PG ITT Information Events

Our information events cover all routes into teaching for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Postgraduate programmes. Secondary Teacher Training webinar ...

St Polycarp’s Educational Partnership Events

One of our Primary School Direct partners St Polycarp's Educational Partnership are holding a Virtual Recruitment Event on Wednesday 6th April ...

Design a Bee Hotel Competition Winners

The Bee Hotel and Meadow Project is being coordinated by Dr Jo Anna Reed Johnson, from the Institute of Education ...

Climate education by Dr. Nasreen Majid

A blog post, titled ‘Climate education – global change through local action’ by Dr. Nasreen Majid (Associate Professor of Education, University of Reading), ...

Senior Mental Health Leads Training

The Charlie Waller Institute, in collaboration with Charlie Waller Trust, are offering the Department of Education approved Senior Mental Health ...

New course gets children outdoors to learn about climate

Primary school teachers who want to help their pupils understand how their actions affect the climate will benefit from a ...

Constructive Co-Production day

Wednesday 2 March 2022 - 09:00-15:15 A person-centred approach sees a child or young person with special educational needs and ...

Sustainability and Climate Change Education

Schools and teachers have a crucial role in educating and preparing children for a changing world. Climate change and sustainability ...

Future Teach Meet (Secondary Music)

The University of Reading's Institute of Education (IoE) are hosting their first 'Teach Meet' on Monday 28 February 2022 (4.30-6pm) at ...

Design a bee hotel competition

75% of the world's food crops are at least partially reliant on animal pollination. Every part of human society is ...

DfE Train to Teach events

The DfE's Train to Teach spring term event programme has been confirmed with a mixture of virtual and face-to-face events ...

ECT Conference 2022

The Early Career Teacher Conference 2022 has been announced as an online event taking place on Thursday 20 January 2022 ...

Climate Education Summit

The University of Reading is one of the world's leading centres for the study of climate, as well as having ...

Upcoming PG ITT Webinars

We are holding webinars once a month for prospective students as well as anyone interested in our programmes, both university-led ...