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23/02/2022

Education and Learning students visit the People's History Museum 

What do you know about the development of the British welfare state? Or about voting rights? You know that women had to fight to get the vote, but did you know the vote wasn't always had by all men either? Would you be surprised to learn that women’s football was so popular in 1920 (with crowds of 50,000 spectators) that the FA banned women from playing on football league grounds in 1921? Do you know why are there three lions on the English football shirt?   
Education students at the people's history museum

To explore these and many other questions, our first and second-year students on the BA (Hons) Education and Learning degree course went off-campus for an educational visit to the People’s History Museum in Manchester. 
 
The day held great excitement; for some students, it was the first time they had been on their own on the train from Bolton to Manchester. We have been going to the museum as part of our enrichment programme for a number of years. The museum provides a lot of significant cultural and social exhibits with many fun, interactive elements and, critically, a lot of information relevant to our students studying modules on the BA, including the being a teacher, placement, and education policy modules. Not only that, but the information contained in the museum also provides the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of British history, especially many of the cultural and social movements around today. Education students at the museum

The BA (Hons) Education and Learning degree programme encourages us to explore new areas of education but to do this, our students also have to look at the past, the history of teaching and learning, and, importantly, understand our cultural heritage. The degree also promotes creativity in our students and supports critical thinking and cultural awareness. The class sizes are small enough to have a personal relationship with both lecturers and fellow students, enhancing the supportive and positive learning experience offered at the University of Bolton. 

At Bolton, we make sure that the journey to achieving your degree is filled with challenges and fun! The visit to the People’s History Museum is just one of the many visits we undertake as part of the exploration of education and learning that forms the degree. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming Offer Holder Day in May or our Open Day on the 18th June, a great opportunity to understand how we are able to make your career ambitions a reality. 
 
Dr Clare Higgins BA (Hons) Education and Learning Programme Leader 

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