Staff profile

Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler


Programme Leader for Education Studies

Ruth Mieschbuehler

Subject

Education, Childhood and SEND

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Institute of Education

ORCiD ID

0000-0001-9637-731X

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

r.mieschbuehler@derby.ac.uk

About

I am Programme Leader for Education Studies at the Institute of Education. I coordinate and direct the continuing development of the programme. I also teach a number of modules and supervise both postgraduate and doctoral students in education. 

Before that, I worked as an Education Researcher at the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby. I was undertaking research into education, higher education and vocational education and training. I gained experience in applied research while working as Pedagogic Research Assistant in the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University and at the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University.

I also taught for five years in the Swiss further education sector and was a Programme Leader for Languages. My overseas experience includes an exchange year at the University of Costa Rica and three months of voluntary work in Bulgaria.

Teaching responsibilities

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Professional interests

I have an MSc in Social Policy Research from the London School of Economics and a long-standing interest in understanding social inequalities, particularly in relation to higher education. My PhD, The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students, is a study of philosophical and pedagogical approaches to student educational experiences. The findings of the study were published in the book, The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students: An Examination of Contemporary Policies and Practice, by Routledge in 2018.

I am an Executive Committee Member of the British Education Studies Association (BESA). 

Research interests

Doctoral supervisions

Doctoral examinations

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Mieschbuehler, R. (2021) The Racialisation of Campus Relations, Online, Midlands Higher Education Policy Network, 17 February

Mieschbuehler, R. (2020) The Racialisation of Campus Relations, Online, Don't Divide Us23 November

Mieschbuehler, R. (2019) By Erasing the Past, Are Universities Racialising the Campus?, Derby, Brunswick Inn, East Midlands Salon, 28 November 

Mieschbuehler, R. (2019) From Zero Hours to Apprenticeships: Young People at Work, Battle of Ideas Festival (BoI), 2-3 November

Mieschbuehler, R. (2019) How to Promote Real Equality in Higher Education, Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) Conference, Wolverhampton: the University of Wolverhampton, 11-13 September

Mieschbuehler, R. (2019) Equality in Higher Education, 15th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), Swansea: University of Wales Trinity St David, 27-28 June

Mieschbuehler, R. (2018) The Appeal of Relativism: Antidotes from Socrates to Siegel, 14th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), Bolton: the University of Bolton, 28-29 June

Mieschbuehler, R. (2017) The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students, 13th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), Liverpool: Liverpool Hope University, 29-30 June

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) You're hired! Who Wants to be an Apprentice? Battle of Ideas, London: Barbican Centre, 22 and 23 October

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) How Can Schools Help Build the Northern Powerhouse? British Educational Suppliers Associations, Wakefield, 15 September

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) Developing World-Class Apprenticeship Standards, Pearson Hot Breakfast Policy Seminar, London: Pearson UK, 23 May

Mieschbuehler, R. (2016) Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers, 4th Annual Apprenticeship4England Conference, London: Emirates Stadium, 25 and 26 February

Mieschbuehler, R. (2015) The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students, Annual Staff Development Conference, Buckinghamshire: Buckinghamshire New University, 17 September

Mieschbuehler, R. (2015) Employers’ Experience of Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers, 11th Journal of Vocational Education and Training Conference: Researching Policy and Practice in Vocational Education and Training, Oxford: Worcester College Oxford, 3-5 July

Experience in industry

Universities

External engagements

External examiner

Reviewer

Other

International experience

Additional interests and activities

I am also one of the organisers of the East Midlands Salon and a session producer for the Battle of Ideas, two fora that organise public discussions and debates.

Recent publications

Mieschbuehler, R. (2020) The Racialisation of Campus Relations, London: Civitas

Mieschbuehler, R. (2020) How to bring about real equality in higher education, in Bartram, B. Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education: Contradictions, Complexities and ChallengesLondon and New York: Routledge

Mieschbuehler, R. (2018) The Minoritisation of Higher Education Students: An Examination of Contemporary Policies and Practice, London and New York: Routledge

Mieschbuehler, R. (2017) Beyond the student experience, in Hayes, D. (Ed.) Beyond McDonaldization: Visions of Higher EducationLondon and New York: Routledge

Mieschbuehler, R. and Hooley, T. (2016) World-Class Apprenticeship Standards: Report and Recommendations, Derby and London: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and Pearson Education UK

Mieschbuehler, R., Hooley, T. and Neary, S. (2015) Employers’ Experience of Higher Apprenticeships: Benefits and Barriers, Derby and Melton Mowbray: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby and Pera Training

Mieschbuehler, R. and Vickers, R. (2015) Research update 2014, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. April (34): 55-58

Hayes, D. and Mieschbuehler, R. (2015) The refuge of relativism, in Cottle, V. A. and O’Grady, A. (Ed.) Exploring Education at Postgraduate Level, London: Routledge

Mieschbuehler, R. and Dodd, V. (2015) New Model of Employer Driven Postgraduate Provisions in the Engineering Sector: Evaluation Report, Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. (Unpublished Report)

Mieschbuehler, R., Dexter, B., (2011), Engaging the Hearts and Minds: An alternative approach to ethnic inequalities in higher education, proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the European Access Network at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-16 June 2010

Hutchinson, J., Neary. S, Hooley, T., Hewitt, D., Mieschbuehler, R., Dodd, V. and Langley, E. (2015) Evaluation of the NAHT Aspire, Executive Summary. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby

Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler of the University of Derby shares her thoughts on why an undergraduate degree in Education Studies could be the perfect preparation for teaching or any other career in education.