Royal Visit to Edge Hill University

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will officially open Edge Hill University’s Student Hub.

The Countess, the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, will visit the Ormskirk campus on 15th October to perform an unveiling ceremony for the £13.5 million facility as well as meeting staff and students and touring the University’s award-winning facilities.

The innovative and sustainable Student Hub was built last year as a one-stop shop for all student needs. Housing a number of Edge Hill’s student services, retail and dining areas in one place for the first time, the new building marks the central point between the modern western campus and the iconic 1930s Main Building.

A new home for the Edge Hill Students’ Union, it includes dedicated space for societies and student groups, offices for other student support teams, more classroom space and a range of learning facilities to support students with a mixture of PCs, Macs and innovative ICT resources.

During her visit, in addition to visiting The Hub, HRH will also be taken on a tour around the brand new Arts Centre and the Faculty of Health and Social Care, where she be shown the clinical skills laboratories, simulated hospital wards used for delivering real-life learning on courses in nursing, midwifery, ODP and paramedic practice.

Vice Chancellor John Cater said: “I’m delighted that The Countess of Wessex is to visit our award-winning campus and officially open the Student Hub. During her visit I hope she will gain a sense of the high quality teaching and learning, the outstanding student experience and the warm and welcoming atmosphere on campus that make Edge Hill University so unique.”