• The Preston England Temple

    The Preston England Temple

    Year 3 Secondary RE undergraduates recently visited the Preston England Temple as part of their Religion in the 21st Century module. One of the students, Sadie Parish, wrote this blog post: As soon as we approached the centre we were immediately taken back by its beauty! It almost felt as if we were in another world. […]

  • Looking to the East (Manchester!)

    Looking to the East (Manchester!)

    Undergraduate Third year students are currently learning about two Dharmic religions: Jainism and Sikhism.  As part of this we visited two temples in Manchester, the Jain Samaj and the Sikh Gurdwara. The first visit of the day was to the Jain temple.  Housed in converted building the main room is a sports hall, which is […]

  • Deanery Day

    Deanery Day

    Final year Undergraduate students recently spent a Day in Deanery High School in Wigan.  Renya has blogged about the visit: It was an interesting day as there were many things to learn whilst we were there. A level First we watched an A level lesson with Taco Michiels, the Head of RE and a former […]

  • Experiencing Hindu Dharma

    Experiencing Hindu Dharma

    Year 1 Undergraduates recently had the privilege to go and not only see what a Hindu temple looks like, but were lucky enough as a class to witness how worship happens in the Hindu Mandir. Mary wrote this on her blog page: It doesn’t matter how many books you read or how many assignments you can […]

  • Technology Making Good RE

    Technology Making Good RE

    Technology in schools is becoming a lot more advanced as time goes on. Recently, Paul Hopkins, showed third year Undergraduate Secondary RE students an array of different types of technologies that they could use in RE, and it was fantastic! Paul Hopkins is the leading figure in the national (and European) field of TEL and RE.  His recent publications […]

  • I actually felt like a real teacher!

    I actually felt like a real teacher!

    Year one Secondary RE with QTS Undergraduates had an opportunity, as part of their work on Hindu Dharma, to go into a local Primary School and get their first taste of teaching.  Feliciity wrote this in her blog: We were introduced as ‘The teachers from Edge Hill’ today, we officially became teachers! I don’t think I could […]

  • Meeting the Triratna Sangha

    Meeting the Triratna Sangha

    As part of their Module on Buddhism with Francis, Year 2 Undergraduate students tke part in two field-trips.  Here is Dominic’s thoughts about the recent visit to the Triratna Buddhist Sangha in Manchester: Today was an insightful opportunity to learn more about a very much westernised branch of Buddhism. Our ordained Buddhist speaker began our […]

  • New Year

    New Year

    The new academic year has begun in earnest at Edge Hill University’s RE department.  We have once again been able to attract students keen to join us en route to becoming qualified RE teachers; we have a record number of Secondary Undergraduates with 12 year 1 students, 16 year 2s and 14 year 3s.  Added […]

  • SOLO & Technology at Holly Lodge

    SOLO & Technology at Holly Lodge

    Year 2 RE Undergraduate students prepared for their placement with a visit to one of our partner schools Holly Lodge Girls’ College where Former Edge Hill graduate Terri Lee is Head of RE and led the informative and useful session.  The afternoon began with a quiz using Socrative, to assess our prior knowledge. Then Colin Riddell, […]

  • A Very Special School

    A Very Special School

    Lucy has written about Year 1 Undergraduate’s visit to a special school. You can read more of her blog posts here: https://lucywatsonre.wordpress.com/ I was really excited to visit Rowan Park Special School, having had very little experience outside of mainstream schools. Prior to our visit, I had a quick browse of their website (http://www.rowanpark.co.uk) and so I had […]