Kate McAdam – Head of Accommodation Services (front centre) Patrick Torpey – Accommodation Operations Manager (top middle) David Coffey – Accommodation Officer (top right) Karen Jones – Accommodation Officer (front right) Neil Dixon – Accommodation Officer (top left) Richard Pugh – Accommodation Finance Officer (front left)
What do we do?
- Help students find accommodation on campus or off campus
- Answer student queries relating to various aspects of accommodation
- Provide advice about contracts, rents and deposits
- Advertise for private landlords in the local area
- Liaise closely with the local police, council and fire service
- Handle enquiries from landlords and local residents
Residential Hall Managers
The team of five RHMs reside on campus and work together to manage the 41 halls of residence. Throughout the residential contract, a Duty RHM is available at all times, out of office hours, to deal with urgent matters and to provide information and support to students who live in halls.
The RHM team plays a major role in monitoring student behaviour and works alongside the Head of Accommodation Services and the Accommodation Team to provide an effective hall management service Residential Hall Managers work Monday-Friday 5pm-8.45am and Friday 5pm until Monday 8.45am..
The RHMs and their locations are:
Shahida Ahmed – Cedar, Forest Court,
Neil Dixon – Tomkins, Chancellors Court
David Praties – Margaret Bain, Back Halls
Dan Robinson – Sinclair, Founders Court
Louise Westhead – Matheson, Founders Court
You can contact the Duty RHM on 07717815685.
The Night Support Officers
The Night Support Officers work in close contact with the RHMs, Student Assistants and Campus Support to help manage and offer support to resident students.
- Darran Evans
- Jan Harvey
- Michael Harvey
- Ian Macadam
The Night Support Officers work Monday to Thursday from 9.00 p.m.-7.00 a.m. You can contact them on 07785928911 or 07785930068.
Residential Life Advisers
Edge Hill University has two Residential Life Advisors, Paula Dalziel and Lisa Cobain, who aim to focus on enabling on-campus students to find their niche at Edge Hill and feel part of the university community.
Their role is to foster a supportive and positive living experience for student residents, enabling their development as responsible adults and integration into both the University and the local community.
The RLAs organise events such as film nights, sports activities, trips off campus and live music on campus.
The RLAs are available every evening. During term time drop-in sessions operate in the Student Information Centre from Monday to Thursday between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. An RLA is available on call on a Sunday.
You can follow Paula and Lisa on Facebook : Edgehill Uni RLA and twitter: @ehurla or you can contact them on 07768301456.
The Resident Hall Managers and Night Support Officers also work alongside a team of Student Assistants to support resident students. The Resident Hall Managers work Monday-Friday 5pm-8.45am and Friday 5pm until Monday 8.45am.
Student Assistants (SAs) are available to provide help and information to residential students. When you arrive in halls you will be introduced to your Student Assistant and given information about how to contact him/her.
Please make an effort to get to know your Student Assistant and attend all meetings arranged.
The Code protects our students’ rights to safe, high quality living accommodation to make sure they get the best out of their time living in halls of residence.
It outlines everything students can expect from our accommodation as well as their responsibilities as tenants.
The Code has already raised standards of accommodation across the higher education sector, and together with our commitment to customer service excellence, underpins our ongoing dedication to our students. We are fully committed to providing a safe and comfortable living environment which will help support our students in leading a successful and enjoyable student life.
If you have a mobility, hearing, visual impairment or feel you would require assistance during an evacuation, please complete the PEEPs forms and return them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you currently use any specialist equipment as a result of a medical condition and intend to bring that with you, please ensure you inform us prior to moving onto campus and provide a Care Plan.
Edge Hill has a legal responsibility to protect you from the risk of fire and ensure your health and safety whilst you study. The PEEP will be developed based on the information you provide.
It should not take more than a few minutes to complete this form.
We ask you to help us complete this assessment and, once this has been agreed between yourself and us, adhere to the procedures within this guidance.
The questionnaire is completed with your assistance to aid the development of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan.
We request you provide as much information as possible to enable the Institution to develop a suitable plan.
The Plan is intended to identify the means of escape in the event of an emergency (including evacuation drills).
The Accommodation Team works closely in conjunction with the Fire Service to ensure that information and advice provided to students is accurate and current.
It is important that you know about the dangers of fire, what you can do to guard against the risk of fire and how you can ensure that you stay safe in halls. This presentation, prepared by Lancashire Fire Service, will educate you about everything you need to know.
Various departments around the university work closely with residential students to ensure waste is kept to a minimum and students are educated on how to be environmentally friendly.
Reuse in Halls
Every year, when students move out, there is a tremendous waste peak. Many of the items are still in good condition but are thrown away and destined for landfill if we don’t take action.
If you are a student living on campus or in Ormskirk look out for the Reuse in Halls scheme during May/June which collects your unwanted items, diverting them from landfill to people in need. Donations are collected by the local social enterprise Exsel CIC for distribution to the local community.
In 2012 we collected just under 1 tonne of reusable items. For more information visit edgehill.ac.uk/whatson >
Hire a bike from as little as £1.00 an hour.
Cycling is the perfect way to explore Ormskirk and the surrounding areas of Sefton and West Lancashire.
For more information click here.
To report any problems with the hire bikes please contact direct on 01704 500996 or alternatively via email on email@example.com.
The Students’ Union Advice Centre is an independent advice service open to students of Edge Hill University. The SU Advice Centre is based upstairs in the Hub and students can seek advice on academic issues, for example academic malpractice, complaints, appeals, fitness to practise, as well as student finance, debt, welfare benefits and housing issues.
We are open daily from 10am – 4pm and offer appointment slots as well as drop-in sessions on Monday and Tuesday mornings 10am – 1pm and Wednesday and Thursday 1pm -4pm. To book an appointment please contact reception on 01695 65 7301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on all aspects of help and advice you can get from your Students’ Union.