UCL Institute of Education Graduation 2021
A message from the IOE's Director and Dean
- Sharing your big day
- Achievement spotlights
- Messages from your teaching and learning teams
- Take the IOE with you
How are you celebrating?
Sharing your big day
Use the hashtags #WeAreIOE and #UCLGrad on all social platforms. Don't forget to tag @ioelondon in your Instagram Stories and we'll share them for our virtual community to see!
A selection of your proudest selfie booth moments.
- Undergraduate students win prestigious national awards
British Psychological Society (BPS) Undergraduate Award
Bella (Psychology with Education BSc) has been awarded the British Psychological Society (BPS) Undergraduate Award, for her achievement of the highest overall score of her degree programme. Bella also won the IOE Faculty medal, which is given annually to the best final year undergraduate student in the faculty.
UK Data Service Dissertation Award
Oluwanifemi Alonge and Haohao Lei (both Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods BSc) have each been awarded the Dissertation Prize 2021, for outstanding social science dissertations based on excellent reuse of data available through the UK Data Service.
- IOE winners of UCL Student's Union Awards
Academic Representative of the Year
The UCL Student's Union Academic Representative of the Year Awards celebrate those who went the extra mile to represent their peers and worked with staff to make student’s academic experience better. Congratulations to Zedong Qin (Department of Learning and Leadership), who as 2021 faculty winner for the IOE, has been highly praised for her “hard work, countless efforts and thoughtful help”, and for being a proactive representative.
Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Amy Cotter (Social Policy and Social Research MSc), who was one of two Volunteer of the Year 2021 award winners. She was nominated for her work researching the wellbeing of trainee and early career teachers to develop charity Mind With Heart’s wellbeing resources. Watch Amy's awards ceremony speech, and read about her volunteering experience.
Messages from your teaching and learning teams
Dr Nicola Abbott, Psychology with Education BSc Programme Leader.
Your perseverance and resilience has been inspiring
Dr Georgina Brewis, Education Studies BA Co-Programme Leader.
A passport for a bright, exciting future
Dr Talia Isaacs, TESOL In-Service MA Programme Leader.
As this chapter closes,
Dr Zsófia Demjén, Applied Linguistics MA Programme Leader.
Wishing you every success
A very unique experience
Dr Mary Richardson, Education (Assessment) MA Programme Leader, and Academic Head of Learning and Teaching for the Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment.
You have much to be proud of
Professor Carol Vincent, Policy Studies in Education MA Programme Leader.
You have risen above the challenges
You have risen above the challenges of this year and have worked beautifully together on the changemakers project to support your peers and future postgraduate students to make the most of studying remotely this year.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us, and all the best for the future. Continue to take on challenges like this in life and turn them into opportunities!
Dr Cosette Crisan, Mathematics Education MA Programme Leader.
I completed my EdD at IOE in 2006 and therefore am completely aware of what a huge challenge a professional doctorate is, trying to juggle family and highly responsible professional roles alongside the rigour and challenges of doctoral study and research. Notwithstanding the additional challenges brought to us by the global pandemic impacting data collection. Your successes are testimony to your hard work and commitment.
There are many motivations reported for wanting to undertake a professional doctorate and many of you, having now successfully completed your EdD, might think you are at the end of your journey - it might be for now - but reflect in a month, a few months or a years or few years’ time, and you’ll probably realise that this is the start of a new journey. I wish you all well for the future!
Dr Sue Taylor, EdD Programme Leader.
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