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Department of Education Studies

Who we work with

The Department of Education Studies has strong links and partnerships with a range of local, national and international organisations, subject associations and networks.

For example, members of the Department of Education Studies serve on the executive committee of the

We are delighted to announce that the British Education Studies Association (BESA) will be holding its annual conference at Liverpool Hope University in June 2017. The UK Teacher Education for equity and Sustainability (TEESNet) hosted its annual conference at Liverpool Hope in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The History of Education Society UK hosted its annual conference at Liverpool Hope in November 2015 on ‘Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education’.

Although placements are not a compulsory part for our programmes we encourage all students to undertake voluntary placements in educational settings as part of the Service and Leadership Award (SALA). At summer graduation in 2016, 19 of the 34 students who graduated with the SALA were studying Education. We also encourage students to undertake short term volunteering in developing countries with Global Hope. Across the last 2 summers,  our students have completed placements in India, Brazil and Uganda.

What Education students say about completing the Service and Leadership Award

If you’re interested in doing volunteering and leading groups, such as school classes or half term clubs, then SALA is a good way to get your hard work and efforts recognised, whilst learning about volunteering and leadership on the go. It’s also a good way to meet new people and make connections for possible future employment. You will learn relevant skills and take part in situations that will give you more confidence in yourself.

SALA helps you put into practice the theory you learn on the course. It gives you the opportunities to go into educational work places and see how different institutions work, and it has helped me decide what I want to do in the future.

Kathryn Nutter, Year 3 Education student

The SALA related to my study of Education. I was able to experience both formal and informal contexts of learning – and observe how educational practitioners in different contexts work.

Melissa Ryan, Year 3 Education student

What Education students say about participating in Global Hope Projects

We worked in St Peter and Paul School, Fort Portal Uganda for 2 weeks – a teaching setting so different from anything in the UK. We were involved in teaching the children from the day of our arrival. It was like a crash course in skill development – the time spent on the trip did so much to develop our communication, confidence, planning and time management skills. Working in a Ugandan Primary School helped us to see education differently. It allowed us to evaluate educational theories in new ways – and compare the educational approach in the UK to a country in Africa. Most of all it was great fun – and our confidence increased massively!

Rachel Bickerstaffe and Sam Gailley Year 3 Education students