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
Bath Spa University

Dr Paul Reid-Bowen

schoolofhumanitiesadmin@bathspa.ac.uk

- IGNITE - Interactive Curriculum Workshops 'Encounters with Ideas' for local schools. - University Experience Days for A-Level students from local schools.

- Learn, Teach, Lead RE Conference for West of England, June 2019. - Farmington Scholarships for RE teachers to undertake research.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Dr Maria Diemling

trpe@canterbury.ac.uk

Undergraduates visiting school

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools

Hosting school visits

Teacher subject knowledge conferences

TBC

Edge Hill University

Dr Chris Greenough

SFESupportTeam@edgehill.ac.uk

Initial Teacher Education; Visits to schools and colleges; Visits to campus; Trainee teachers visiting schools/on placements. Visits; invited talks/webinars; trainee teacher placements; partnership.

CPD for teachers; MA in Educational Inquiry; MRes/PhD by research; Support for NQTs. Religion Now seminar series; MA/MRes/PhD.

Leeds Trinity University

Dr Suzanne Owen

hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Please contact the university for details.

See https://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/study/information-for-teachers/

Liverpool Hope University

Patrice Haynes

humanities@hope.ac.uk

Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies taster lectures (visiting schools or hosting school visits)

School conferences hosted on campus or at schools.

MA in Theology, Philosophy and Religion MA in Bible and Pastoral Contexts MA in African Christianity MRES (in the areas of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies)

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

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Dr Jacob Phillips

jacob.phillips@stmarys.ac.uk

School visits by staff and students

Mini-lectures in schools by staff

A level conferences

Hosting school visits to campus

National Y13 A level Essay Competition

MA Theology MA Catholic School Leadership MA RE

The Open University

Paul-Francois Tremlett

FASS-SSGS-ReligiousStudies@open.ac.uk

Talks/lectures HE Taster sessions

CPD for teachers Teaching resources

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

Religion, Politics and Society MA/Diploma/Certificate

Islamic Studies MA

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics MA/Diploma

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics MA by Distance Learning

Practical Theology Doctorate (DPT)

Theology and Religion PhD/MA by Research (on campus or by distance learning)

University of Bristol

Dr Lindsey Askin

Access2Bristol

Hosting school visits

TBC

University of Cambridge (Faculty of Divinity)

Dr D Redhead

outreach@divinity.cam.ac.uk

Online resources for teachers and pupils

Undergraduates visiting school

GCSE and A level conferences

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools

Hosting school visits

Teacher subject knowledge conferences Professional training for teachers

University of Chester (Department of Theology and Religious Studies)

Dr Wendy Dossett

trs@chester.ac.uk

A level conferences, Symposia and Summer Schools

A Level Webinar Series

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools

Undergraduates visiting school

Hosting school visits

Teacher subject knowledge conferences

NATRE Student Ambassadors

National A level Competition What’s the Big Idea?

Culham St Gabriel’s Masters Scholarships

MA Theology

MA Religious Studies

Standalone modules available

University of Edinburgh

Professor Jolyon Mitchell

Divinity@ed.ac.uk

Academic staff visiting schools

Annual Discovery Days for Highers RMPS pupils across Scotland

Hosting school visits

Teacher CPD days Online resources, including dedicated blog for Buddhism teaching resources Various postgraduate degree options

University of Exeter

Dr Susannah Cornwall

theology@exeter.ac.uk

Lecturers visiting schools Schools subject study-day on campus Essay competition Exeter Scholars. Exeter Scholars programme. Annual schools conference day. A-Level/IB student essay prize competition. School-based and campus-based activity. Guest lectures.

Schools subject study-day on campus. See resources for teachers on topics such as uses of the Bible in environmental ethics, at exeter.ac.uk/theology

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

University of Nottingham

Tim Hutchings

tim.hutchings@nottingham.ac.uk

National A-Level Essay Contest (David Garlick Prize for Best A-Level Essay in Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy)

Ways To Study History talks (on-site and at schools)

Staff Visits to Schools and Colleges

Hosting School Visits

happy to work with teachers to meet individual subject knowledge needs

University of Winchester

Dr Marika Rose

marika.rose@winchester.ac.uk

HE Taster Sessions RE Revision Sessions Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools/colleges

MA / PG Dip / PG Cert in Theology, Religion and Philosophy MA / PG Dip / PG Cert Death, Religion and Culture (distance learning) MA / PG Dip / PG Cert Reconciliation and Peacebuilding (distance learning)

University of Worcester

Prof. Stephen Parker

s.parker@worc.ac.uk

Visits to schools/HE taster sessions Guest lectures A-level conferences Subject-knowledge enhancement/CPD for teachers Staff coaching and mentoring, career and professional development

Masters modules in religious education within an MA/PGDip/PGCert

York St John University

Dr Stuart Jesson

s.jesson@yorksj.ac.uk

Hosting school/college visits

Lecturers or post-graduates visiting schools/colleges

Teacher subject knowledge conferences

Subject Showcase days (year 12)

Teacher subject knowledge conferences

MA, PG Dip, PG Cert in Religion in Society

York St John University

Dr Esther McIntosh

School.DptTRS@yorksj.ac.uk; School.DptHumanities@yorksj.ac.uk

HE taster sessions

RE revision sessions

GCSE/A level topic input/debates

CPD modules/conference input MA, PG Cert, PG Dip Religion in Society 3 for RE MA funding

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