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To help you feel prepared for your university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading and some great things to do right now.

You can find all of this information, and more, in your Pre-Course Handbook.

Blended Learning – how to get the best from your blended learning programme. 

Open the links below to find out more:

Launchpad Sessions

The Faculty of Education has created ‘Launchpad’, a unique series of online sessions that will help you to get ready to start your programme in September. Join online to explore areas that will be key in your studies and learn how to master the skills you will need from the ground…..upwards.

Please note, to join each session you will need to have access to Microsoft Teams.  You can download Microsoft Teams using the links below:

Upcoming event dates and links as follows:

12 August 4pm: Your Virtual Learning Environment.
Find out more about Blackboard. Access the session here.

12 August 4pm: Academic Writing Bootcamp.
Get to know the basics and pick up some tips! Access the session here.

24 August 10am: Getting Going with Google.
Another chance to develop your digital skills. Access the session here.

Find out more about the schedule of events and how to access them here

Suggested Texts

The following are some key texts that will help you develop your theoretical understanding of Early Years practice. You are not expected to purchase any of these texts, but you may choose to acquire one or two to begin studying over the summer.

You can find out more about this in your Pre Course Handbook. 

Important programme dates

Important Dates:

  • Ormskirk Programme Start: Tuesday 28 September 2021 2-6pm

  • Holy Cross Programme Start: Tuesday 28 September 2021 4-8pm

  • Reading Week: Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 2021

  • Christmas: Monday 13 December 2021 – Friday 31 December 2021

  • Reading Week: Monday 14 February to Friday 18 February 2022

  • Easter: Monday 11 April 2022 to Friday 22 April 2022

  • Programme End: Tuesday 26 April 2022

You can find out more about this in your Pre Course Handbook. 

Programme contacts

Programme Leader: Laura Gregory, [email protected] 

Early Years Support Team: [email protected] or 01695 584730

Edge Hill Admissions Team: [email protected] 

Tuition Fees: 01695 584787

Team Finance and Welfare Rights Team: 01695 584502 and 01695 594452

Student Support Help Desk: 01695 584554

Skills Development Team: 01695 584372

Inclusive Services: 01695 584190

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