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Nick Swarbrick leads the teams for the Undergraduate Degrees in the School of Education, teaching on the undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies. He has a research and teaching role in children's literature and how young children explore the outdoors environment. Nick holds an Associate Teaching Fellowship at the University. You can follow Nick on Twitter here, or visit his website. Mat Tobin teaches English and Children's Literature in Primary ITE and both the Primary PGCE and the 3-7 Early Years PGCE. He also teaches Early Children's Literature on the undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies and leads several modules on the MA/PGCert in Education with a focus on Imagination and Creativity and Children's Reading. You can follow Mat on Twitter.

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