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Faculty of Education

The Faculty is one of the UK’s leading, internationally recognised educational centres providing high quality learning experiences at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Working in partnership with over 2,000 schools, colleges and related settings, we train over 6,000 teachers and education professionals annually.

Outstanding Facilities

Our staff and students benefit from a superb new academic building and facilities at Birley, all just a short walk from the All Saints campus and Manchester city centre.

All five floors of the new building have been designed to provide maximum flexibility for general teaching and learning areas. They are equipped with the latest technology, alongside specialist facilities for Education staff and students. Floors 1 to 4 are all accessible by lift or stairs.

Four large lecture theatres are located on the ground floor, alongside four good size meeting/seminar rooms. Two of the lecture theatres have retractable seating for flexible use.

Also on the ground floor, there is a well-equipped drama studio and multipurpose hall with retractable seating for up to 200. This will be used for PE and dance activities as well as a wide range of faculty, public or community based events.

Faculty of Education specialist teaching facilities, including art, design and technology, music, computing with ICT, maths and science will be located on floors 1 to 4.

Outstanding Education

Our primary and secondary initial teacher education provision has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. We also provide accredited training for youth workers, early childhood specialists, teaching assistants, careers advisors and education managers.

In addition, we offer an extensive programme of continuing professional development. Specialisms include; Language Education, Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs, Coaching and Mentoring, Education Leadership Management and Urban Education.

Our Education and Social Research Institute was ranked by the Times Higher as 8th out of 81 UK educational research units in the latest government assessment. Closely linked to us, the Science Learning Centre North West, provides leading professional development for teachers, technicians and teaching assistants helping them deliver world-class science education.

We lead the ‘Northern Alliance (9 Universities) for Early Years Professional Status’ (EYPS 2012-2014) and European Technology Enhanced Language Learning Project (TELLP), also front the Apple Macintosh ‘Regional Training Centre’ for learning technologies.

Equality of opportunities for all learners and innovation in education are at the heart of our activities. Find out more about the Faculty of Education

Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

The Faculty has over 2,500 students studying a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications across a variety of healthcare professions. Read more…

Our staff and students benefit from a superb new academic building and facilities at Birley, all just a short walk from the All Saints campus and Manchester city centre.

Outstanding Facilities

The new Birley academic building provides staff and students with some of the highest standards of health education facilities in the UK.

All five floors of the new building have been designed to provide maximum flexibility for general teaching and learning areas. They are equipped with the latest technology, alongside specialist facilities for Health, Psychology and Social Care staff and students. Floors 1 to 4 are all accessible by lift or stairs.

Four large lecture theatres are located on the ground floor, alongside four good size meeting/seminar rooms. Two of the lecture theatres have retractable seating for flexible use.

Also on the ground floor, there is a well-equipped drama studio and multipurpose hall with retractable seating for up to 200. As well as a restaurant, café, treatment centre, social zones and meeting spaces.

Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care specialist teaching facilities will be located on floors 1 to 4.

Professional Health Training

Our students are enrolled on professional programmes, leading to accredited and registered qualifications to practice as Nurses, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Workers and other health-related professions.

We have an active Service Users and Carer’s Forum, which enables us to work closely with the local community and service users to improve the curriculum that we provide, making it relevant, current and in keeping with the needs of the public. This allows our students to learn from real practical experience, gain feedback from recipients of their training and allows them the opportunity to understand the needs and requirements of the public in a professional setting.

Key Features

  • One of the largest physiotherapy schools of its kind in the UK
  • Skills labs and clinical suites with state of the art simulation models (recently involved in the WHO simulation exercise to improve patient safety)
  • Award-winning teaching (Nursing was 2012 Finalist at the 'Nursing Times' Awards)
  • Full suite of Psychology testing rooms, social psychology, parapsychology and testing rooms
  • On site Acupuncture and Physiotherapy clinic, staffed by tutors and open to the public
  • On site Speech and Language Therapy clinic
  • Only institution to run a 4 year Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy course
  • Pioneer institution of the Step up to Social Work programme
  • Research Institute for Health and Social Care
  • Internationally renowned experts in their fields

For more information about the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care