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 Victoria Wren

Victoria Wren

PhD Student

 South Cloisters 2.08


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


After graduating with a degree in Environmental Science Vicki trained as a Forest School leader before working as a freelance outdoor educator and outreach coordinator with children, young people and families. In 2007 she trained as a secondary school teacher and developed a teaching career specialising in land and craft based education.

In recent years Vicki completed an MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education, gained experience in educational leadership, and extended her teaching specialism to include drama, with particular focus on Shakespeare.

Vicki is a Trustee for the charity Ruskin Mill Trust, a forward thinking and far reaching organisation working with children, young people and adults with complex needs.

Outside of her PhD work she is training to become a counsellor and is developing her craft skills in stained glass and green woodworking. Her interests include Dartmoor, mythology, growing food, and fossil hunting by the sea. 


MSc Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (University of the West of England)

PGCE Secondary Education (QTS) (SWTT SCITT)

BSc Environmental Science (Plymouth University)

BTEC Advanced Award in Forest School Leadership (Bridgwater College)



Research projects

Vicki began her PhD with UEMS in October 2018  

PhD title: Exploring the impact of nature-based practical craft curriculum on children and young people

PhD Supervision: Dr Ginny Russell, Dr Darren Moore, Dr Vashti Berry, Prof. Ruth Garside


Supervision / Group

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