Our research centre, the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis (CEPA), is framed around interdisciplinary interests in values-led education across all sectors and phases and is aligned with issues of equality and diversity in our research emphasis on social justice within education and broader society. Our students are important members of this research community. We encourage students to attend CEPA research seminars and participate in our research training workshops. We are keen to see the excellent research undertaken by our students reaching the widest possible audience through publications such as this, through the CEPA Policy Brief competition and through mentoring students who want to develop their dissertations into published research articles. Our aspiration at the University is to develop Hope Education Professionals with a sense of vision, initiative and purpose in education who understand the social pressures on education and the role they can play in improving education in different contexts. In these contributions you will see that sense of vision, initiative and purpose is very evident in our student community.