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COVID-19 research at UCL Institute of Education

At UCL Institute of Education (IOE) our experts are taking a prominent role in researching the impacts of COVID-19 across education, technology and social sciences and providing resources and advice for the public. We are doing this by compiling resources for parents who are homeschooling, providing expert comment in the media and urgently researching how the virus is impacting our use of technology, social connections and wellbeing.

Resources available to support homeschooling

The IOE has compiled resources to help parents, carers and families support children’s learning from home, including pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). View the homeschooling resources.

IOE News on COVID-19

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Our research findings are shared with thousands of practitioners and policy-makers across the world.

IOE Blogs on COVID-19

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Read our world-leading academics' take on current events and responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Research related to COVID-19

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Our academics are conducting crucial research on how coronavirus is impacting people's lives and how societies are adapting to the changing circumstances.

IOE on COVID-19 in the media

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Read the latest expert comment and analysis from IOE researchers in the national and international media.

What if... our education system changed for good in light of COVID-19?

Our event series, IOE Public Debates, takes a closer look at some pressing questions for the future of our education system in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Replay the debate

Part 1: Schools 

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As we seek a way out of the pandemic, how will our schools system need to change and how, ideally, should it change for the future?

Part 2: Further education 

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What impact do our colleges envisage the pandemic and its aftermath will have on their vocational training offer?

Part 3: Higher education 

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How will the university sector need to change and how can it ensure lasting positive consequences?

Full event information and more ways to listen: