How University of Exeter's Research Will Affect Your Future

How University of Exeter's Research Will Affect Your Future

University of Exeter online is a great option for anyone considering further education to enhance their employability. Not only has it got an impressive track record for delivering top quality education, it is also leading the way on some of the most cutting-edge research topics being discussed globally.

For example, the amount of plastic in our seas and oceans seems to have reached an all-time high, sparking debate around the world as to how we tackle the problem. The BBC’s hit TV show Blue Planet 2 no doubt acted as a catalyst, with around 17 million viewers tuning in to see weird and wonderful sea creatures living alongside the products of our throw society. Professor Tamara Galloway, Professor of Ecotoxicology at The University of Exeter and her team in Biosciences were just some of the experts consulted to help put the show together, using knowledge from their research project ‘Investigating the impacts of marine microplastics.’

However, it’s not just on environmental issues that Exeter is making waves. Education is an equally hot topic and there are a number of pioneering research projects underway that are looking at some of the most pressing issues. Dr Pallavi Banerjee, Lecturer in Science Education at The University of Exeter is investigating how fair higher education admission are and as part of a new £5 million multi-partner research project, aims to investigate if it could be developed to improve academic outcomes for students across all areas of higher education.

Research projects at the University are diverse and numerous, so students often find something they can engage with on a personal or professional level. For example, students interested in early learning literacy would be fascinated by a recent project by Professor Brahm Norwich, Educational Psychology and Special Educational. Sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation, this study sought to evaluate an innovative classroom reading intervention for Year 2 and Year 3 pupils known as the Integrate Group Reading (IGR) programme. For the 7-18% of pupils in English primary schools still struggling with reading as they enter Key Stage 2, evaluation of programmes like this are fundamental to improving the chances these types of students reaching their potential.

Being part of a research led university can provide endless benefits to students such as world-class teaching, access to pioneering study reports and, in some cases, opportunities to get involved in research projects. Courses like our Online MA in Education are delivered through our virtual learning environment meaning you can study online from anywhere in the world at times that suit you. Enjoying this flexible way of working however, does not mean you compromise on the education you receive. We offer the same quality teaching style as you would receive on-campus and you also become part of a network of students around the world helping to form an innovative online learning environment. In addition to this, The University of Exeter was ranked 3rd amongst university providers of initial teacher training in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017 and boasts over 165 years of experience in Education and teacher training.

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