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Current FoE International Opportunities 2024

The Faculty is proud to work with a range of partners on realising its International Strategy which encompasses the below strategic goals.

  • Expand the FoE’s global mobility with a focus on student opportunities within and beyond the curriculum.
  • Capitalise on existing and create new international Knowledge Exchange Partnerships focused on the Faculty’s CPD KE priority.
  • Build global engagement in research and publication.

Internationalising the Faculty involves strong collaborations and partnerships which align with the faculty’s vision and strategic direction.

The Faculty’s vision statement captures a commitment to education as an engine for social justice, to tackling inequality and championing diversity, and to actively seeking to address the causes and effects of marginalization. The reference to working with others acknowledges that partnership and collaboration are key. Working with colleagues, students, fellow professionals, and stakeholders across the world is an important part of the process. The use of the word ‘creatively’ signals a commitment to, and expertise in, finding innovative and thoughtful ways of working that challenge the status quo where necessary, and learning from and working with the best of international practice.

Hear from our students

Olivia James at Vanlang University during her International Summer Programme opportunity

I have always had the interest of going travelling. This was an opportunity that would help me enhance that wish whilst learning about Vietnamese culture.

Olivia James

Primary Education with QTS

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BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics Education with QTS student, Lukas Allsworth

Finding the right university was extremely important and Edge Hill has everything I was looking for and more.

Lukas Allsworth

BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics 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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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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A photo of student Ahlam Saleh during their International Summer Programme opportunity

This has undoubtedly improved my employability by allowing me to speak a new language and acquire confidence in meeting new people.

Ahlam Saleh

Working and Teaching in the Early Years BA (Hons)

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A photo of student Taaiaba Rahim during their International Summer Programme opportunity

This overseas opportunity was honestly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I was really interested in learning Spanish and there was no better way to start this new hobby than to be taught by qualified native teachers with a wide experience in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language in a university context in Spain itself.

Taaiaba Rahim

Secondary English Education With QTS

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Headshot of Beth Albiston

I met people from all around the world and made lots of new lifelong friends. Being able to travel the country over the summer allowed me to see the true essence of Mexico and changed my perspective on the country that I had initially expected it to be like.

Beth Albiston

BA(Hons) Working and Teaching in the Early Years

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A photograph of Evie Collier on their placement in Spain.

Living abroad has not only given me a skill that I can take with me and continue to develop, but also the confidence to travel abroad and take every opportunity that you can.

Evie Collier

Primary Education with QTS (BA Hons)

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Charlotte Peacock

I wholeheartedly recommend exploring opportunities to work abroad. This experience will broaden your perspective, introducing you to incredible places and amazing people.

Charlotte Peacock

Primary Mathematics Education with QTS

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The Faculty’s partners

British School of Kuwait, Kuwait

British School of Kuwait teacher reading a picture book to students.

The British School of Kuwait (BSK), based in the Middle East, was founded in 1978 and has provided the best of British education to local and expatriate families for the last 45 years. BSK is a truly global community, with the current student body being made up of over 70 different nationalities with teaching starting from nursery through to secondary school.

The Faculty has a well-established relationship with BSK and works with BSK in a number of ways. This includes providing the opportunity for students to undertake an international opportunity in Kuwait, as well as sharing the various employment options in Kuwait. The Faculty has over 40 alumni currently working in BSK.

The next intake is scheduled for September 2024.

BSK students at the airport.

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF), based in Orlando, Florida, America, is one of the largest universities in America, with an array of academic options. UCF offer over 240 degree programmes, award-winning faculty and ground-breaking research.

UCF and the Faculty have been undertaking research activity and planning for student opportunities. In September 2023, 10 delegates from UCF flew over from Florida to engage in a knowledge exchange visit which includes a 2-day research symposium with the theme ‘Role of the University and the Vulnerability Agenda’. Academics from both FoE and UCF presented to the delegates their research exploring EHU and UCF’s community engagement with the context of the vulnerability agenda. During their visit, UCF colleagues visited our partner; Our Lady Immaculate Primary School, relishing in the chance to see primary school context.

What’s next?

As a direct result from the knowledge exchange visit, we will:

  • extend and deepen our collaboration, including the development of new projects
  • jointly publish papers
  • provide international experiences to FoE and UCF students.
UFC speaker at the knowledge exchange symposium, stood in front of a screen.
UCF visits Our Lady primary school.

Baldwin Wallace, Ohio

Baldwin Wallace, located in Ohio, America, is a liberal arts-based college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, certificates, and professional education programmes. The Faculty recently welcomed Assistant Professor Brandi Seither and Director of Field and Clinical Experiences Dr Heather Marzenski to campus to undertake a weeklong knowledge exchange visit. The visit included sharing with FoE students the opportunity to undertake an international experience at Baldwin Wallace, as well as further employment opportunities. During the visit, FoE and Baldwin Wallace visited partner school St Andrew’s Primary School (part of the Liverpool Diocesan School Trust) in Maghull, where the school’s head pupils showcase the school and their learning journey.

Students talking in a classroom with Baldwin Wallace staff.
Baldwin Wallace students and primary school students outside the school.