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Mr Tom Boronski

Senior Lecturer

Cass School of Education and Communities, Education Studies

    Most of my teaching career has been spent in the tertiary sector where I taught on a variety of courses including A Levels (sociology, politics and psychology), and on vocational courses such as GNVQ Health and Social Care. I was Curriculum Manager (Sociology) at Palmer’s College from 1999-2005, and have been a link tutor/mentor for PGCE students in association with the Institute of Education (1995-2005).

    I joined UEL initially as an hourly paid lecturer in the Cass School of Education, and in 2008 I became a permanent member of staff teaching on a variety of programmes including Citizenship, Education and Community Development, Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies. I was Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Education Studies between 2010 and 2015.


    Current Research Interests/Activity

    I am currently involved in research on students in higher education with the aim of capturing students’ aspirations and personal transformations which have the potential to bring about change in the community.


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    Public output from research and scholarly activity


    Boronski, T. (1987) Sociology in Focus: Knowledge, Harlow: Longman. (90 pages)

    Boronski, T. and Hassan, N. (2015) Sociology of Education, London: Sage. (244 pages)

    Edited works

    Boronski, T. and Hassan, N. (eds) (2011) UEL Reader in Education Studies, London Sage. (381 pages)


    Boronski, T. (2009) ‘The Family and Social Policy,’ in Sociology Review, vol. 18 no.4, pp 26-29.

    Boronski, T. (2010) ‘British politics and the rise of the far right,’ in Sociology Review vol.19 no.3, pp 29-31.

    Boronski, T. (2011) ‘The Inequality Debate’ in Sociology Review, vol.20 no.3, pp 9-12.





    ED 1000 Critical Reading and Writing
    ED 1010 Sociology of Childhood – Children in their Social Context
    ED 1031 Introduction to Education Studies (Module Leader)
    ED 2001 Professional Development
    ED 2017 Family Sociology (Module Leader)
    ED 2000 Research Design (Module Tutor)
    ED3000 Independent Research Project (Module Tutor)
    BA (Hons) Education Studies