Faculty of Education

Scope and Content

The records comprise the minutes of the Board of Faculty (1914-1998), together with those of related sub-committees including the Committee for Advanced Study (1948-1976), the Committee for the Diploma in Educational Psychology (1961-1972), the Education Library Committee, the Joint Committee for the Diploma in Youth Work (with the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies), the Standing Committee on Adult Education and the Board of Studies for Taught Masters (1992-2000) .

Administrative / Biographical History

The Faculty of Education was established in 1914, the first such faculty in Britain. Its function was to oversee the admissions, curriculum and examination procedures of the departments within the Faculty (initially education only, later joined by audiology, adult education and physical education). The Faculty was abolished in 2004 when the new University of Manchester was established, with the School of Education becoming part of the Faculty of Humanities.