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2021 Doctoral Thesis Award Winners

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Doctoral student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and methodological originality within the field of educational research. 

This year the BERA College of Reviewers have awarded the prize to

Jingran Yu for her thesis “Imaginative travellers in-situ: A case study of Chinese students at a UK transnational Higher Education institution

The judges also gave a commendation to

Binwei Lu for her thesis “The Effectiveness and Equity of Grammar Schools in England

Congratulations to both winners. You can read the abstracts for their work by clicking on their photo below.

2021 winners

Jingran Yu

Jingran Yu won the BERA 2021 Doctoral Thesis Award for her thesis "Imaginative travellers in-situ: A case study of Chinese students at a UK transnational Higher Education institution" You can read the abstract below: This thesis explores the...

Binwei Lu

Binwei Lu received a judges commendation for her doctoral thesis "The Effectiveness and Equity of Grammar Schools in England" The abstract is below In England, secondary education is mainly comprehensive in nature. However, a small group of...