Exploring Education

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 Educationhere.

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.

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Pandemic Publishing: Covid-19, Academia and Democracy

  • 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.

Education is About Relationships: UK Education a Year After Lockdown

  • 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.

A Mixed Picture: Creative Industries and the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • 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.

Connected Learning: Design for the learning experience you want Pt. 1

Connected Learning: Design for the learning experience you want Pt. 2

  • These two episodes explore connected learning and the pandemic.
  • They feature Peter Bryant of The University of Sydney Business School.

Empowering Learners as Co-Creators: HE & the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • This episode explores learning & teaching and higher education during the pandemic.
  • It features Tab Betts of the University of Sussex and Active Learning Network.

It’s about the students: UK HE and the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • 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: p.finn@kingston.ac.uk