Partners (institutional) name UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON
Role in the project Operational project partner
Responsible person (for the project) DR SUSANA CASTRO, DR OLYMPIA PALIKARA
Main activity in the project
Main area of work concerning ICF-CY and Social Paediatrics Roehampton University (RU) is one of the newest universities in the UK, having been established in 2004. At the same time, through its four constituent Colleges, which have come together to found the University, it has a proud and distinguished history dating back to the 1840s, particularly in the field of Childhood Studies and Education. The School of Education has a long-established international reputation for high-quality teaching and research, and it is positioned as one of the principal providers of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) nationally. Its mission is to develop and apply world-class research, practitioner skills and knowledge to improve outcomes and achievements for all children and young people, both at home and abroad. The breadth and depth of the School’s academic portfolio sets Roehampton apart. The courses in Early Childhood and Education Studies prepare students for roles in many educational settings - including education management, education policy and education support services - and for entry to teacher training and other forms of postgraduate study. The wide range of national and international masters programmes offer study in many areas of education, with practice and leadership focused pathways for teachers and other practitioners. The school of Education is one of the largest providers of Initial Teacher Training courses in London and the South East of England, offering trainee teachers a large and vibrant ‘community of practice’, with staff and trainees working with partners in over 1000 schools, colleges and education settings to improve education provision. The University of Roehampton is the most research-intensive modern university in the UK, according to new evidence from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (data from 2014), which has just released its much-anticipated review of universities’ research performance. Roehampton submitted work by more than two thirds of its academic staff, in 13 subject areas, to Hefce's Research Excellence Framework programme. This is the highest proportion of any modern university. Overall, 66 per cent Roehampton's research was judged either world leading or internationally excellent.

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