Moray House School of Education and Sport

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Moray House turns 175!

This year marks the 175th anniversary of Moray House School of Education and Sport.

British Sign Language Plan 2024-2030: Public Consultation

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Have your say! The University of Edinburgh is undertaking a public consultation on its proposed BSL Plan for 2024-2030.

Childlight receives £20 million boost to “supercharge” world-leading work

A ten-year funding agreement has been struck to support the work of the Childlight Global Child Safety Institute.

Gaelic Language and culture is the hot topic at the Moray House Annual Lecture

Our Annual Lecture 2024 focussed on Gaelic Language and culture in Scottish Education and we announce our public consultation for the Gaelic plan.

Congratulations to recent Inclusive Education (Deaf Learners) graduate

BSL user, Shauna Flannigan, graduates with her Postgraduate Diploma, Inclusive Education (Deaf Learners).

New programme aims to get Scottish secondary school pupils moving

Moray House’s Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), alongside the University of Stirling and the University of the Highlands and Islands, have received funding from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and Active Scotland to introduce a programme that seeks to increase pupils’ daily activity.

World Gaelic Week │Seachdain Na Gàidhlig

This year’s World Gaelic Week runs February 19-25. Find out how you can participate and learn more about the native Scottish language.

Dr Audrey Cameron awarded OBE

Congratulations to Dr Audrey Cameron who received, from His Majesty The King, the honour of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Birthday 2023 Honours List.

The Scottish Centre of Olympic Research and Education

The Scottish Centre of Olympic Research and Education (SCORE) celebrates its first year! Led by Dr Jung-Woo Lee and Dr Louis Nolte, SCORE has made significant strides since its official recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2022.

Learning for Sustainability Scotland celebrates its 10th anniversary

Learning for Sustainability Scotland (LfSS) celebrates 10 years of pan-sectoral learning, sharing and advocacy in Scotland and around the world.

Burns Night

January 25th sees celebrations across Scotland in honour of Scottish poet Rabbie (Robert) Burns on his birthday.

Childlight demands urgent action against Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Data institute, Childlight, has published its research findings, highlighting gaps in current knowledge surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – urging for global intervention.

Megan Keith Crowned U23 European Cross Country Champion

Megan Keith clinched the title of U23 European Cross-Country Champion at the 2023 SPAR European Cross-Country Championships in Brussels, achieving a record-breaking result.

Inaugural Eric Liddell Lecture rallies support

A rallying call was issued to Scotland’s charity and business sector recently to help commemorate the centenary of Eric Liddell’s heroics at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

The first Scottish COP28 Climate Negotiation Simulation Event

Moray House and Learning for Sustainability Scotland hosted this role-playing event in the lead-up to COP28.

The Future of Mentally Healthy Classrooms: Celebrating our partnership with Place2Be

Last week Moray House and Place2Be hosted an event to celebrate a successful five-year partnership and build awareness of the work supporting student teachers.

Diwali celebrations

Diwali celebrations at Moray House brought students and staff together to celebrate the festival of light.

Remembrance Day ceremony

10 November 2023 marks Remembrance Day, and the Moray House School community came together to remember the sacrifices and bravery of those who served, both past and present.

Incidental activity and heart health

A study of over 25,000 UK adults wearing top-of-the-range trackers provided evidence of the positive effects of short bursts of activity, or incidental activity, on health. Depending on how long participants were active, this type of activity may reduce risks of heart attack, stroke and mortality rates.

Spotlight on staff: Dr Ashley Simpson

Dr Ashley Simpson was recently appointed co-Head of the Institute for Language Education and has answered some questions regarding his role at Moray House, current projects and Language education.

New book publication: Anti-racism in Education: Stories of Growing Activism

Dr Geetha Marcus contributed to this new book, raising awareness about how education professionals can positively impact understanding of racism.

New terms added to the British Sign Language glossary!

Dr Audrey Cameron collaborated with Scottish Sensory Centre and The Royal Society in this project to create further inclusion in this vital topic of discussion.

Growing support from fans for the Scottish women’s national football team

The Academy of Sport (AoS) conducted new research to gather information about fan engagement within the Scottish national women’s team (SWNT).

Book publication: Sports Mega-Events in Asia

Dr Jung Woo (Jay) Lee publishes first scholarly book on sports mega-events across whole of Asia.

Scottish providers of Initial Teacher Education produce report on measuring quality

Comprehensive study of Scottish Initial Teacher Education finds graduates have high levels of confidence and self-efficacy.

Dr Audrey Cameron recommended for OBE

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Lecturer and alumna of Moray House has been selected for OBE on Birthday 2023 Honours List.

Moving through Menopause

Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) release a report commissioned by the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH).

Sport, Cultural Relations and the Peace Process

New research report commissioned by the British Council, recognising the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

Pomegranates Traditional Dance Festival and International Day of Dance

A weekend filled with dance, poetry, art, film, music, and a 4-star review!

Evidence for the New National Clinical Guideline for Stroke

Physical Activity and Health Research Centre (PAHRC) recently contributed to the 2023 edition of the National Guideline for Stroke.

Raising the school starting age in Scotland

Dr Lynn McNair's published article Fertile and fruitful frisson. Raising the school starting age in Scotland

Tackling women’s Rugby injury rates

A new research study funded by World Rugby aims to improve injury and recovery rates in women's rugby.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre Launch

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The new International Olympic Committee Research Centre between Edinburgh and Bath has now launched

Childlight Launch

A new data institute was launched at University of Edinburgh with colleagues from Moray House.

Moray House ranked top 25 in the world for Education and Sport

Top 25 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 for Education and Sport!

Research highlights the importance of parental mind-mindedness

Dr Sarah Foley publishes research demonstrating links between parental mind-mindedness during pregnancy and early parent-infant conversations.

Academy of Sport co-host Sports Diplomacy Symposia

Academy of Sport (AoS) partners with Australian government and the British Council to host Sports Diplomacy Symposia in Edinburgh, March 2023.

Digital Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

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MSc in Digital Education team have received funding to support digital capacity building for universities.

Edinburgh and Bath to lead International Olympic Committee Research Centre

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The new IOC Research Centre focusing on athlete health and injury prevention will draw on long-standing sports science research expertise at both institutions.

Decolonising the Curriculum in Higher Education virtual speaker series

Our Decolonising the Curriculum in Higher Education virtual speaker series hosted seven talks January to June 2021. Organised and chaired by Dr Andrea English, the events saw over 500 attendees from Indonesia, Canada, India, Philippines, North America, Mexico and the UK, to name just a few places. 

Moray House ranked Top 25 worldwide for Education and Sport

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, University of Edinburgh was ranked in the top 25 in the world for both Education and Training, and Sport-related subjects.

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