About the Education Observatory

The Education Observatory undertakes research in all areas of education and allied areas of social policy to secure social justice and regional transformation in the West Midlands.

Our Objectives

We undertake high quality research and consultancy, which:

  • inform debate and have impact on practice and policy, and
  • encourage collaborations among researchers, practitioners, policymakers and other local, regional and national stakeholders.

Located in the Institute of Education at University of Wolverhampton, the Education Observatory was established in 2017 and builds on a long history of innovative educational research and evaluation at the University of Wolverhampton.

What impact do we want to have in the region and beyond?

Our aim is to establish the Education Observatory as the premier source of information and data about education in the Black Country and the West Midlands nationally and internationally.

We will do this by undertaking research and evaluation; disseminating our findings; and working collaboratively with schools, colleges and other education settings on research and enquiry.

Are you interested in getting involved in education research?

There are many ways you can be involved with research. Contact us for details.