Conversations with Alumni

According to our last survey, approximately 36% of our MSc students go on to further study, 56% of our MSc students and 100% of our DPhil are employed across a wide range of sectors. But these are just numbers.

We discovered that the best way to find out what our alumni are doing after they finished studying with us is to ask them.

‘Conversations with Alumni’ is an on-going series of short, informal audiocasts. We hope you enjoy hearing from our alumni about their lives and their time with us. Please forgive the variations in quality. Very often we were speaking to people in the middle of their working day, so you will occasionally hear phones ringing and life happening.

Click on the pictures below to hear what our alumni have to say

Rob Berkeley
Rob has been the Director of the Runnymede Trust since 2009, although he has worked there since 2005.  He studied with us first on the MSc Educational Research Methodology course and then as DPhil Student. His thesis title was: “Exclusions from Secondary School, Market Forces of Disciplinary Structures.”
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Wan-Ying Tay
Wan-Ying received her MSc degree in Educational Studies from Oxford in 2008 and subsequently went on to reading for her DPhil. Her DPhil thesis examines how people learn in groups in social virtual worlds (SVWs) like Second Life. Wan-Ying’s interest in the use of virtual worlds (VWs) for learning, teaching and research developed whilst working on a summer internship project at the Oxford Internet Institute in 2008. She is currently working as a Teaching Fellow at the Office of Education Research (OER) at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Andrew Freeman-May
Andrew Freeman-May is a Senior Lecturer in (Paramedic Emergency Care) at Oxford Brookes University.  Having completed his MSc in Education Research Methodology, he started a part-time DPhil programme with us in 2001. His thesis title was: The nature and development of paramedic expertise.
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If you are an alumnus of the Department of Education and would like to contribute to this page, please contact the Higher Degrees Administrator, Kyra Smith