Faculty Research Centres
The CHWE provides a forum for research into the gendered nature of educational provision, practice and thought in order to provide a sound evidence base for policy and practice in respect of education for women and girls.
Medical education is an important and rapidly expanding area of research at the University.
Our postgraduate research students are full, active members of our research community. They are supported by their supervisors, the Faculty Head of Postgraduate Research, and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre.
Nearly 20% of all outputs submitted in Winchester's Education submission to REF 2014 were deemed to be of world-leading quality. The percentage of overall research activity judged to be world-leading more than doubled since RAE 2008; 60% of all outputs submitted was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent, with 87% overall being of international quality or above; 40% of research submitted was recognised as having very considerable impact in terms of reach and significance, with the reach and significance of 100% of the submission having either considerable or very considerable impact.
The research included in the submission ranged across disciplines to include teacher education and professional and vocational learning, early years, special and inclusive education, learning and teaching, medical education, philosophy of education and history of education.
Case studies from two well-established University research centres demonstrated the breadth of impact beyond academia. Projects from the Centre for Real-World Learning focussed on vocational and practical learning and 'habits of mind' that foster successful lifelong learning. Research in the Centre for the History of Women's Education led to collaborations with school centres for the history of girls' secondary education and their links with local communities and projects.
The Education research environment was recognised as conducive to producing research of internationally recognised quality in terms of its vitality and sustainability. The results of REF 2014 demonstrate the commitment of the University and the Faculty to supporting research, from early-career to established researchers.