Céline Benoit

Teaching Associate / LTS Programme Director for International Business and Modern Languages (IBML)

Celine Benoit
Céline Benoit is a Teaching Associate in French and LTS Outreach Coordinator at Aston University, and is studying for a PhD in Sociology. She started her research in the field of Irish education at University College, Dublin and later worked as a French language assistant at Saint Patrick's Grammar School, Dublin. On completion of her Masters Degree on the Irish primary school system, she moved to the West Midlands, UK, where she taught as a French Lector at the University of Wolverhampton for two years before moving to Aston University. She is continuing her research on elementary schools in the West Midlands.

  • Ongoing – PhD in Sociology (Research in Religion and the English Education System), Aston University
  • Ongoing – M.Ed, Aston University
  • Awarded Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDip), First Class Honours, Aston University
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Practice in Higher Education (PGCPP), First Class Honours, Aston University
  • M.A. Research in Religion and the Irish Education System, First Class Honours, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France
  • B.A (Licence) in English and French as a Foreign Language, First Class Honours, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France
  • LU3001 Representations of Minorities (Module convenor)
  • LU3041 International Business Environment (France) (Module convenor)
  • LU1005 Professional Development Reflection I (Module convenor)
  • LU2002 Professional Development Reflection II (Module convenor)

  • LF1100/LF1102 French Language Skills I (IBML)
  • LF2100/LF2102 French Language Skills II (IBML)

  • LF1009/1010 French Intermediate (Module convenor)
    • Re-Imagining Religion: the Case of Birmingham, SocRel Response Day, London, 21.10.2016
    • When Policy Meets Practice: Rethinking Religion in Schools, Rountable Discussion, Socrel Annual Conference (BSA), Lancaster University, 13.07.2016
    • The Construction of Liberal Christian Discourses in Primary School Life, BSA Annual Conference, Aston University, 07.04.2016
    • Representing religions in schools: constructing Otherness and affiliating Christianity with Britishness, Race, Religion and Migration Conference, Newcastle University, 14.01.2016
    • The role of secular state schools in the promotion of a White Christian sense of Britishness, BSA Citizenship, Bournemouth University, 03.11.2015
    • The representation of religious communities in Religious Education syllabi: a comparison of the national guidelines and the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus, IPC conference, Aston University, 17.06.2014
    • Échange et communication : la religion à l’école primaire dans le comté des Midlands de l’Ouest, Exchanges(s) : concepts, stakes and dynamics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, 18.11.2011
    • The Local and the global – Représentation de la diversité religieuse à l’école primaire en Angleterre : communautés locales et immigration internationale, 51e Congrès de la SAES, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, 20.05.2011
    • Nouveaux territoires de formation dans les écoles primaires en Angleterre : études de cas à Birmingham et Wolverhampton, Journée d’études sur les nouveaux territoires de l’éducation et des apprentissages, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, 15.11.2010
    • Pratiques religieuses dans les écoles primaires en Angleterre : l’évolution des pratiques religieuses au sein de la société anglaise, Religion et société au Royaume-Uni (XIXe-XXIe siècles), Université de Rennes 2, 08.10.2010
    • Les enseignants et les élèves en Irlande : nouveaux horizons?, À l`horizon – 50e Congrès de la SAES, Lille, 21.05.2010
    • Les écoles multiconfessionnelles en Irlande : de nouveaux territoires de formation, Journée d’études sur les nouveaux territoires de formation, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, 16.11.2009
    • Religion in Education in Ireland and in England, New Research Conference Paper, University of Wolverhampton, 01.07.2009


    • British Educational Research Association (BERA) 
    • British Sociological Association (BSA)
    Room: NW 912 
    Phone: 0121 204 3322
    Email: c.benoit@aston.ac.uk