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Discover Early Years Education

Congratulations on your offer

Our overarching vision is to raise the status and quality of the early years workforce. In studying with us, you’ll be joining a forward-thinking community, where you will find your people, develop your passions and leave your mark.

Starting this new chapter in your life can be quite daunting, which is why we have collated the information on this page to give you an insight into the exciting community that you will be joining. From the student experience to what’s on at Edge Hill, discover what life will be like as a student in the Faculty of Education.

Faculty of Education (Lakeside)

Your department is located in the state-of-the-art Faculty of Education (Lakeside) building, overlooking a picturesque lake, forming the centre piece of our western campus and the hub of our teaching activity.

Our Lakeside building features a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites and 18 further teaching rooms complete with the very latest technology, plus a popular café, where students meet to socialise and discuss their studies.

Faculty of Education Lakeside at night

Meet our students

Everything you need is right here, on campus. From our 24/7 library, Catalyst, also home to our support teams, to numerous coffee shops and social spaces – even your very own bar and club.  It’s all well and good hearing it from us, but what do our students have to say?

Alice Featherstone wearing a volunteer lanyard

Edge Hill offers constant support for students no matter what the problem is, which is something I found very helpful in my first year.

Alice Featherstone

BA (Hons) Education and English

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An image of Ben Broadhurst

I’ve been fortunate enough to complete my final year placement in a school in Cumbria – learning first-hand how rural schools operate and teach differently to city schools.

Ben Broadhurst

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Secondary English Education with QTS student, Christina King

Edge Hill is without doubt culturally diverse and inclusive and the tutors have been fantastic.

Christina King

BA (Hons) Secondary English Education with QTS

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS student, Claire McFadden

The place, the people and the support is unmatched. I am proud to say I attend Edge Hill University.

Claire McFadden

BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS

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BA (Hons) Primary Early Years Education with QTS alumni, Elias Hughes

The early years of education is a fun, creative place where you can see the difference you are making to children’s lives.

Elias Hughes

BA (Hons) Primary Early Years Education with QTS

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Primary Education with QTS alumni student, Freddie Berry

Studying at Edge Hill gave me the support, expertise, and challenge needed to become a confident class teacher.

Freddie Berry

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS student, Hafsah Nakhuda, completing maths sums on an interactive whiteboard at the front of a classroom.

I really like the passion all the lectures have at the university. This was something that really stuck with me when I first came to the open day.

Hafsah Nakhuda

BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS

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Hannah Baskeyfield professional image

That moment when a child understands a concept for the first time, it’s the most rewarding thing.

Hannah Baskeyfield

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Holly Grindley student profile

The quality of teaching I have received is outstanding. Having consistent support from staff who are so prepared has really made my experience exceptional.

Holly Grindley

PGCE Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16)

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Katy Dodd

Due to the valuable experience on placement I have developed my confidence to teach in different year groups in primary schools.

Katy Dodd

BA (Hons) Primary Early Years Education with QTS

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