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Poorer students’ subject choices may be putting them at a disadvantage, study finds

Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds may be held back by their A-level subject choices when applying for prestigious courses such as law at leading universities, suggests a new report from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Men from poor backgrounds twice as likely to be single and have lower earnings than their rich counterparts

A new working paper co-authored and funded by CLOSER , a consortium of UK longitudinal studies based at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), explores the importance of family background for household income.

Further education in England needs more policy attention, says study

Widening participation goals in higher education would be improved if further education colleges in England were given more policy attention, according to a new study by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Baby boomers show deep divisions on the way to retirement

New research from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals that substantial numbers of baby boomers, especially lower and middle earners, are expecting to work past state pension age. Those who have experienced the most financial hardship throughout their lives are approaching retirement in poorer health and are the most likely to report that they are unable to afford to save.

IOE appoints Director for new Centre for Research on Teachers and Teaching

Professor Martin Mills has been appointed Director of the new Centre for Research on Teachers and Teaching at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Brexit and the issues facing UK higher education

A new policy briefing by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) outlines some of the consequences of Brexit for UK higher education institutions.

IOE students establish Refugee Welcome Schools

Students on the Education Studies ’ placement module at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) have helped three London schools become official Refugee Welcome Schools.

New project aims to raise learning outcomes in South Africa

A new project undertaken by the Centre for Educational Evaluation and Accountability at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) aims to understand how accountability, trust and capacity interconnect to improve children's learning outcomes in South Africa.

Exercise can lead to a more satisfied life, new research finds

People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

IOE to deliver new 'school leader' qualifications

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) will become an accredited provider of all four newly reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).

Intensive Mandarin learning for hundreds of school pupils in England

Hundreds of pupils put their Mandarin skills to the test this week at the Mandarin Excellence Programme ’s first ever intensive learning day. The Programme – which is being delivered by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), in partnership with the British Council – launched last September and is funded by the Department for Education.

IOE contributes to OECD study on children’s early development

Iram Siraj , Professor of Early Childhood Education at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is working with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on an international pilot study to improve children’s early development in England.

Gillian Anderson receives Honorary Fellowship for supporting IOE reading campaign

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has awarded actor Gillian Anderson an Honorary Fellowship for her continued support and contribution to its Reading Recovery programme .

New report recommends extending upper secondary education

A new report from the Centre for Post-14 Education and Work at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) explores the idea of extending upper secondary education in England to 14-19, rather than the current 16-19.

New book proposes capital gains tax on all homes to tackle housing crisis

A new book by Professor Andy Green from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) calls for an overhaul of the way housing is taxed and regulated to address the “crisis” facing young people as they struggle to buy or rent property.

Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health, new study reveals

New research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals that young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable jobs.

IOE report sheds light on public servants’ pay

A report published today co-authored by Professor Alex Bryson from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) provides new evidence on trends in pay for public servants covered by Pay Review Bodies (PRB).

Sponsored academies not succeeding with bright, disadvantaged pupils

Disadvantaged pupils who have fallen behind at primary school make more progress by GCSE in sponsored academies in chains than in other types of school, according to new research by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the Sutton Trust. However, high attainers who are in the top 20% at the end of primary school made less progress in these academies.

Education of secondary pupils with special needs too dependent on teaching assistants

School staff are not sufficiently trained to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties, with special needs education heavily reliant on under-skilled teaching assistants, a UCL Institute of Education (IOE) study finds.

Toolkit released to bust stigmas about autism

A report released today by the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals that four out of five young people with autism have experienced mental health issues and feel more under strain than their non-autistic peers.

UCL Institute of Education launches new Mandarin teaching hub

The UCL Institute for Education's (IOE) Confucius Institute for Schools yesterday opened its new teacher training and research facility.

Brexit uncertainty: UK universities face growing risks

Professor Simon Marginson from the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) argues that a hard Brexit, and particularly a no deal outcome, would pose a serious threat to the national viability and global competitiveness of UK universities in a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe .

Under-privileged teenagers more likely to give up their university ambitions

Early intervention to maintain and raise expectations could increase the number of teenagers from less privileged backgrounds entering higher education, a new study from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) reveals.

UCL receives Silver in first year of Teaching Excellence Framework awards

The quality of UCL’s education has been recognised by a Silver award under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The benefits of overseas study for Chinese students

A working paper published today by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) explores the benefits of studying abroad for the careers of students in China.