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Major education conference comes to campus

More than 900 educational experts from around the world have gathered at the university as it hosts a major academic conference.

The 43rd British Educational Research Association's annual conference is being held over three days on campus until Thursday. A packed conference schedule will see hundreds of research presentations given as well as keynote speeches, networking and awards. BERA is an internationally renowned association committed to advancing knowledge of education by sustaining a strong and high quality educational research community

Fourteen academic and doctoral students from the School of Education and Social Work will be presenting during the 3 day conference including Head of School Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson.

Professor Hampden-Thompson said: “It is a huge honour for the university to once again be hosting the BERA conference. Sussex has a long and proud history of high quality educational research and we look forward to being joined by outstanding researcher and practitioners over the next few days.”

Sussex researchers will be presenting on topics including one-to-one tutoring, careers paths of maths teachers, discourse in Higher Education, 5 years of teacher reform, college students with autism, embedding a research culture in schools, and teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about reading comprehensive. 

By: Neil Vowles
Last updated: Friday, 8 September 2017