School of Education

  • Education Studies (BA or BSc)

    Here is a list of the main events involving Education Studies students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information. View everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Opportunities to visit the Harcourt Hill Library and to attend any Workshops and Events that interest you. All Day Harcourt Hill Campus / Headington Campus
    Tuesday 17 September
    Induction/Welcome Meeting 10:00 - 12:30 B1.01 (Main Lecture Theatre), Harcourt Hill Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (timetable and programme queries) 

    Drop-in from 13:00 - 16:00
    FLG 06, Harcourt Hill Campus 
    Wednesday 18 September
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 - 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection- only for those students who still need a card 16:30 Student Central Counter, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 16:30 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Thursday 19 September
    Subject Meeting 1 10:00 - 11:00 JHB 307, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 11:00 - 12:00 JHB 307, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both of their subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 - 16:00
    You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive.

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules) 

    Drop-in from
    12:00 - 17:00
    JHB 404, John Henry Brookes Building,Headington Campus
    Friday 20 September
    Freshers' Fair 10:00 - 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline) 

    Drop-in from
    10:00 - 17:00
    JHB 403, John Henry Brookes,Headington Campus
    All Days
    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.


    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Mrs Mary Briggs
    Subject Coordinator Mr Jonathan Reid
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Linda Feeley +44 (0)1865 488583

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Education Studies modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book Details
    Constructions of Childhood Kehily, M.J. (2008). An Introduction to Childhood Studies. 2nd ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press
    Jones, P. (2009). Rethinking Childhood: Attitudes in Contemporary Society. London: Continuum
    Education in a World of Change: Policy and Provision Rousseau, J.-J. (1762). Émile or On Education. Available in a number of translations and downloadable as a free e-book.
    Introduction to the Study of Education Sambell, K., Gibson, M. and Miller, S. (2010). Studying Childhood and Early Childhood: A Guide For Students. 2nd ed. London: Sage
    Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development Crowley, K. (2017). Child Development: A Practical Introduction. London: Sage
    Key Ideas in Education To be advised.
    Specifically for students on SEN, Disabilities and Inclusion Wearmouth, J. (2017). Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Schools: A Critical Introduction. London: Bloomsbury

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Education Studies. You will be notified who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor in their room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative Arrangement
    Dr Carmel Capewell TBC TBC   
    Christine Ivory
    TBC  TBC   
    Dr Rachel Payne M102 48 8339  
    Miss Victoria Pratt TBC TBC  
    Dr James Percival  B111  48 8364  
    Mr Jonathan Reid
    F105  48 8486  
    Dr Linda Shaw
    B132  48 8389  
    Miss Louise Stafford
    B118  48 8385