The Development of Hope University College

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Higher education has a rich history in the UK. The first university in England was established from later the twelfth century to now, up to the present, there are about one hundred universities in the UK. Most of these universities were founded after the nineteenth century, such as Liverpool Hope University College. Then I will take example for it to introduce its developmental history. The developmental history of Liverpool Hope University College can be divided in two sections: before Second World War and after Second World War.

Preexistence of Liverpool Hope University College was a training school in order to training women to become primary school teachers. It was called Warrington College and established by the Anglican Church in Warrington in 1844, and it had only 2 students at that time. In January of the following year, the students in the college numbered 22, and their age was between 17 and 21 years old.

Student's number of the college continuously expanded during 1850's, and up to 1860 there are 98 students. After about half century, because the college had to provide enough primary school teachers and broaden restriction of student's leaving age, number of students increased 100 to 120, which were trained to become teachers per year. In this way, Warrington College became one of largest teacher training institutions in country. In early 1900's, the college began to connect with the recently founded University of Liverpool, and it agreed to set up a joint examination system with University of Liverpool in 1907. At the end of 1923, Warrington College buildings were destroyed because of a fire, shortly after the college temporarily moved to St. John's College in Battersea, London. In 1930, Warrington College was renewedly opened in Childwall, Liverpool. Furthermore, eight years later, it was changed name-S. Katherine's College...