Jessica Boyd

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I was aware of the forward-thinking, innovative and social justice focus that the university had.

Jessica's research topic

I work in initial teacher training and my research topic looks at Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. This study aims to understand the ways in which teachers in England take into account the cultural identity of their students in their planning and teaching.

Jessica's time at Goldsmiths

I chose the Education doctoral programme because I was aware of the forward-thinking, innovative and social justice focus that the university had and I could see that my research ideas would complement the work that the Education department were already focused on.

I enjoy discussing research critically with my supervisors. No two conversations are the same and I always come away from discussions feeling both challenged and valued.

Advice for future students

Do it! Goldsmiths is so forward-thinking and has impact at the heart of all of the various activities. You naturally meet so many different types of people at university and it's a great way to discover more about yourself and those around you.

South East London experience

Goldsmiths is also located in such a vibrant area of London, you'll never run out of interesting things to do.