A key project aim is to explore the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on education and academia.
A Levels and transition to higher education
During the summer of 2022 we published a stream of outputs exploring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on A Levels in the UK, as well as how this impact may continue as students transition to UK higher education for the 2022-23 academic year.
You can find our e-briefing ‘The Covid-19 pandemic, A Levels, and Transitions to UK Higher Education‘ here.
You can find an abridged audio version of our e-briefing here.
You can find an abridged version of our e-briefing, published on the UK Politics and Policy site of the London School of Economics, here.
You can find full information about our e-briefing paper here.
The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast
Another important avenue we have explored education has been the The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast.
Some episodes exploring education are highlighted below.
- This roundtable is a discussion of the role of authors, publishing/publishers, and editors in ensuring free speech is protected and in countering false narratives during the pandemic, and the relationship between these roles and functions and democracy.
- It features Associate Professor Atsuko Ichijo of Kingston University, Dr. James Strong, Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, and Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of the USAPP blogsite of the LSE US Centre.
- This roundtable focused on how the UK education sector coped during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- It features Karen Kondo: Head Teacher of West Acton Primary School, Associate Professor Radu Cinpoes of Kingston University, and Dr Annie Hughes: Head of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre at Kingston University.
- This episode explored how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted students of creative subjects.
- It features Annie Yonkers, who is a Faculty Employability Partner – Kingston School of Art, Kingston University.
- These two episodes explore connected learning and the pandemic.
- They feature Peter Bryant of The University of Sydney Business School.
- This episode explores learning & teaching and higher education during the pandemic.
- It features Tab Betts of the University of Sussex and Active Learning Network.
- This episode explores the impact of the pandemic on UK higher education.
- It features Mel Haywood of Birmingham City University.
If you have an idea for an episode, contact Pete Finn: firstname.lastname@example.org