Welcome to Education at Birmingham

We understand that it might be hard to picture what your first year at University will look like in these uncertain times. That's why we wanted to offer some materials to help you to get prepared and learn a little more about what Education at Birmingham is all about.

Summer reading

recommended by our lecturers

Bhambra, G.K., Gebrial, D. and Nişancıoğlu, K. (2018). Decolonising the University. London: Pluto Press. 

Smith, E. (2012). Key Issues in Education and Social Justice. London: SAGE. 

Woolfolk, A., Hughes, M. & Walkup, V. (2013). Psychology in Education. Essex: Pearson

Keenan, T., Evans, S. & Crowley, K. (2016). An Introduction to Child Development. London: Sage

K. Gilhooly, F. Lyddy & F. Pollick. (2014). Cognitive Psychology. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education

Davin, A. (1996) Growing up poor: home, school and street in London, 1870-1914. London: Rivers Oram Press

Brighouse, H. (2006) On Education. London: Routledge.

Rattansi, A.  (2011). Multiculturalism: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dunlosky, J. & Rawson, K.A. (2019). The Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Aldrich, R. (ed.) (2002) A Century of Education. London: Routledge/Falmer

What is Education?

What is Psychology in Education?

Discover our Education Society

members of the Education Society arrange in a collageAbove: Members of the Education Society. Left - right, Mark Bucktin (President(, Lanre Bamgbose (Events Officer), Ellie Yuill (Peer Mentor Officer), Ellie Thomas (Secretary), Lucy Clayton (Treasurer), Sara Copley (Events Officer).