Are you an educational leader, future leader or administrator; in UK or overseas?

Our new MA Education (Leadership & Management) in conjunction with Henley Business School is an excellent career opportunity for you. It is a flexible 36 months programme aimed at educational leaders, future leaders and administrators. It follows the summer school model, ideal for working professionals.

It will lead to an MA in Education (Leadership and Management), with exit qualifications of Postgraduate Certificate (Stage 1) and Postgraduate Diploma (Stage 2). A unique feature of the course is that students will benefit from modules on strategic marketing and finance delivered by experts from Henley Business School.

Visit the programme page here or see the brochure here: IoE MA Henley. The brochure may well be of interest to you and others at your institution – print one for your notice board! Do let us know if you’d like to find out more about this MA by emailing or phoning +44 (0) 118 378 2616.image bar 4


Students found clustered in tangled heaps

If you went down to our campus last week, you’d have been sure of a big surprise. For there in the cloisters were many of our students, clustered in tangled heaps.

The IoE’s Dr Helen Bilton approaches Welcome Week with her unique blend of enthusiasm and creativity. This year saw the students playing physical games that helped them to let their guard down and feel part of things straight away. Helen said:  “When you play daft games you also just hopefully show a true side of yourself!”

Welcome Week games
Welcome Week games

Helen, a National Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor of Education at the IoE explained further:

“Welcome Week is about creating a sense of belonging with our University- hence the title. Research shows where people feel a sense of belonging they feel a lot happier. So team games were devised for all departments in the University to join in with on the Friday.

“The games helped students to have fun whilst feeling part of our “Team IoE”. They also got to know each other across programmes – really rather well, as the pictures demonstrate. We hope it gave them a laugh and a good feel about the IoE,” she concluded.

Getting to know each other in Welcome Week 2015
Getting to know each other in Welcome Week 2015
Welcome Week 2015
Welcome Week 2015


Come and explore our beautiful campus, meet students and lecturers from all our courses, see our accommodation and enjoy talks and taster lectures. We enjoyed amazing Open Days in June and October, from which feedback was fantastic. Watch our Open Day film to get a taste of what’s in store for you on an Open Day at the University of Reading…. and here’s what people had to say about our Open Days:

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‘I chose to study at the University of Reading because of the beautiful campus, supportive atmosphere and high academic standards. When I came to an open day I met a student ambassador who not only inspired me to come to the University but also made me want to become an ambassador myself!’

‘We had a wonderful day… All staff and student ambassadors we came into contact with were so friendly and helpful. Instantly my daughter felt comfortable and could see herself fitting in … As a family we loved Reading and our daughter will most definitely be applying. Thanks to all for a great day!’

‘An absolutely incredible open day!’

‘I felt that the overall day was amazing. I was so happy with everything that Reading had to offer. My family and I felt very welcomed by the students and the staff.’

‘I was thoroughly impressed… I went away from the open day having had a fantastic time and loved the atmosphere of the whole campus.’

‘I’m sold. This made Reading my first choice’

Got any questions?

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Can’t attend an Open Day?

If you’d like to visit us before the next Open Day, or if you have visited before and just want to refresh your memory of what our beautiful campus has to offer, we’d love to welcome you to one of our campus tours.


To register your interest in attending an open day in 2016, please click here

NB: All of the undergraduate courses for the Institute of Education are based at the London Road campus.

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And wear comfy shoes on the Open Day 🙂

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TONIGHT: are the benefits of small class sizes are a myth? Find out at the latest IoE Public Lecture, by Professor Peter Blatchford

One of the longest running and most acrimonious debates in education is over whether or not the number of pupils in a class affects learning. Renowned Professor of Psychology and Education, Peter Blatchford will discuss this divisive subject during the IoE’s next event in its Public Lecture calendar on 1st December 2015.

Professor Blatchford, of the Institute of Education, University of London, has authored over 12 books and has published over 80 peer reviewed Journal papers. His evidence and views on such a polarised subject are keenly anticipated and all are invited to attend this fascinating study of classroom dynamics. The lecture, on 1st December 2015, takes place at the IoE’s London Road Campus in Building L22 G01 (Lecture Theatre). Doors open 17.45 and the lecture commences at 18.15.

Click here for further information and to book a place fill this form: 

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