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With everything on your doorstep, Edge Hill University will become your home away from home. With outstanding academic facilities, fantastic study spaces, peaceful rooftop gardens and plenty of green space. You’ll find your place within our welcoming community. 

What is it like to study education at Edge Hill University?

Not only will you be joining our like-minded student community, but you’ll benefit from real-world experiences whilst out on placement that will shape who you are as a teacher.

When not on placement you will benefit from informative teaching led by our research-active members of staff at the forefront of both the practice and theory of education.

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Education Society

Edge Hill’s student-led Education Society is the only one in the United Kingdom to have support and funding from the National Education Union (NEU).

Joining Edge Hill’s Education Society is a fantastic opportunity, allowing you to expand your knowledge and gain additional experiences alongside your academic studies whilst also meeting like-minded people.

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Meet our students

Hear from our students.

Discover what you can expect whilst studying Secondary and Further Education at Edge Hill and their own experiences at the University.

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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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Faye Cody

The course developed my confidence, and my decision-making skills. I learnt the key components and roles that make an ODP.

Faye Cody

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Got any questions about studying education at Edge Hill? Want to know more about student life? Or just want to chat about Edge Hill in general? 

Education news

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Cybergirl leader awarded scholarship to teach tech to females in poverty

An Edge Hill University student who has been teaching tech skills to women and girls living in poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded an excellence scholarship to support her work.

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World Access to Higher Education Day

A teacher’s guide to working with Edge Hill’s Widening Access and Participation Team.

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Dr Alex George endorses Tackling the Blues toolkit to support mental health of children and young people

Youth ambassador Dr Alex George is endorsing a new Tackling the Blues toolkit designed to help organisations support the mental health of children and young people.

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Applying for PGCEs and PGDEs: perfecting your personal statement

Making a strong application is a crucial element in achieving a place on a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). Your personal statement can often be the deciding factor when tutors are considering who to call for a formal interview. As admissions tutors may read through hundreds of applications, the presentation and content of your information are critical.

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The reflective practitioner

A term that echoes throughout all years of study and in every taught module, a reflective practitioner refers to someone who is able to reflect on their experiences – in either a school setting or a university lecture – and identify what they have learned, and their thoughts on this new found knowledge.

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Real-world experience – PGCE and PGDE

Putting teaching theory into practice is how our students develop their craft. Taking what they’ve been taught in lecture theatres and seminar rooms into the classroom and workplace is what turns trainee teachers into actual teachers.

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Offer holder days

If you would like to experience Edge Hill in person you can come to an offer holder day. Join a subject taster session, meet your tutors and show the campus to your loved ones.

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Virtual Tour

Immerse yourself in our campus with the virtual tour. Explore the buildings from your own home. Get a feel for our learning, living, and leisure spaces and roam the halls of our iconic buildings.