Education Observatory

Research in Education at the University of Wolverhampton


This page shows our projects in this area. Click the links for more details.

Deep dive on Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and employer education/provider relationships in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire

Funded by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local enterprise Partnership’s (SSLEP) Skills Advisory Panel (SAP), the aim of this project is to review current employer and education provider relationships in terms of the provision of work placements for CEIAG and broader skills programmes. It is also examining determine how education providers and employers work together.

Black Country Education Insight Reports

These annual reports consider education in the Black Country holistically and broadly. It moves from early years through compulsory and post-compulsory education, addressing key issues such as mental health and special educational needs and disability along the way, and concludes with a look at possible futures.

North South Divide project

North South Divide

This research examined the credibility of the notion of a north-south divide and its effects on children, young people and staff in schools.

HeadStart Wolverhampton

An Evaluation of HeadStart Wolverhampton

Between 2017 and 2020 we evaluated Headstart in Wolverhampton, part of a ground-breaking £8.8m project funded nationally by Big Lottery, which focused on improving young people’s resilience, mental health and wellbeing.

Research Leads: Karl Royle (Project Lead), Professor Michael Jopling (Research Director)