About us

At the Department of Education and Childhood, we’re committed to enhancing the lives of the children, young people and adults we work with. We’re one of the largest regional providers of initial teacher training and provide high quality courses in Early Childhood, Education, Digital Education, Special Needs and Career Development.

Join the innovation of learning in our future-facing environment at Frenchay Campus. You’ll benefit from fantastic facilities and resources, including high quality spaces and educational technology, and creative approaches to learning and teaching.

We work closely with our partner schools and share close links with over 250 schools, cultural and business organisations across the local area. These connections offer a broad range of placement opportunities, preparing you to inspire the next generation.

Through our diverse research on social justice and sustainable futures, we’re making a meaningful impact. Our leading researchers are addressing educational issues, through early childhood to adulthood, transforming teaching for people of all ages.

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Placement offers and documentation

  • Information for schools and colleges about becoming a partner and how to offer placement opportunities.
  • Placement handbooks and resources for students and teachers.
Placement documents and partnership information
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Research in the Department

There is strength and diversity in the programme of research in Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol. A broad range of substantive areas of enquiry is sponsored by a wide range of funding bodies. 

Our aim is to address educational issues from early childhood throughout the life course.

The core goal is to promote social justice and create sustainable futures through the research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities of Department staff, associates and postgraduate researchers.

More about our research
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News and events

News

Find out all the latest from the Department of Education and Childhood.

Events

Find out what education events are taking place across the University and how you can take part.

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