Making links with universities

Making link with universities

Making links with a university Religious Studies department can have enormous benefits for you and for your students. Below are details of universities who work with schools. Some of them run student events in university, some send undergraduate and postgraduate students to work with schools, some offer teacher subject knowledge support.

University (Department/Unit)Academic contact and a departmental emailSchool ActivitiesTeacher Subject Knowledge Enhancement
Newman University Birmingham

Prof Susan Docherty

S.E.Docherty@newman.ac.uk

Learning days for students in Years 12 and 13

Staff visits to schools and FE Colleges

Hosting school visits

Annual CREDO Day - staff development for RE teachers in Catholic schools

Programme of events hosted by the Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception

University of Birmingham

Dr Karen Wenell

study-theology-ug@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Undergraduates visiting school A level/GCSE conferences

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools

Presentation at progression conferences

Hosting school visits

Teacher subject knowledge conferences

Theology and Religion

MA Theology and Religion

MRes Philosophy

Religion and Ethics MA/Diploma Religion

Politics and Society MA/Diploma/Certificate Islamic Studies

MA Sikh Studies

MRes Holocaust and Genocide

MA/Diploma/Certificate Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies

MA/Diploma/Certificate by Distance Learning

University of Cambridge (Faculty of Divinity)

Emma Salgard Cunha

outreach@divinity.cam.ac.uk

Undergraduates visiting school

GCSE conferences

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools

Hosting school visits

Teacher subject knowledge conferences

TBC

University of Chester (Department of Theology and Religious Studies)

Dr Wendy Dossett

trs@chester.ac.uk

Undergraduates visiting school

A level conferences

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools

Hosting school visits

Teacher subject knowledge conferences

NATRE Student Ambassadors

National A level Competition What’s the Big Idea?

3 for RE funded MA programmes

MA Theology

MA Religious Studies

Standalone modules available

University of Manchester

Sonja Bernhard

sonja.bernhard@manchester.ac.uk

Undergraduates visiting school

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools

Hosting school visits

Discover Days (KS5)

Collaboration with OxNet (KS5)

Teacher CPD workshops

Why not contact them and see how you can develop a partnership?

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Promoting RS at university and as a career

RE Teaching - Beyond the Ordinary Updated Jan 2017

This PPT can be used with undergraduates and graduates to promote RE teaching. It gives a summary of the benefits of teaching RE, funding and support and links to the Beyond the Ordinary film.

RE Teaching - Beyond the Ordinary Updated Jan 2017

Beyond the Ordinary update 2017

This document gives a summary of the latest phase of the project and impact in 2016-17. There are suggestions made about how to promote the key campaign messages.

Beyond the Ordinary update Autumn 2017

Promoting the teaching of RE with undergraduates

This short article gives an account of how a secondary school in Cambridge promoted the teaching of RE through the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. It provides a possible template for other university departments to consider.

Promoting the teaching of RE to undergraduates

Theology Taster Day Article

This short article was written by a secondary school pupil about how a school and university are working together to promote theology as a degree course.

Theology Taster Day article

The value of RE for careers

Studying RE at GCSE and A Level can provide invaluable life skills, offer opportunities to further education and enhance careers.

Case studies

Supporting ITT applications, especially subject knowledge enhancement

Slideshow ITT

This PPT can be used to promote the TeachRE course with undergraduates and graduates who want to boost their subject knowledge before and/or during a PGCE or other QTS programme. It provides a summary of the TeachRE Subject Knowledge course and how to apply.

Slideshow 2017 ITT PPT

Introduction Trainee Handbook Subject Knowledge

This is the handbook given to TeachRE trainees when they begin the course. This could be given to students when you show the Slideshow about the TeachRE Course, or given to students who feel they need a subject knowledge enhancement programme in order to apply for teacher training.

Introduction Trainee Handbook Subject Knowledge 2017