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We believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885 we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before.

We’re proud of our successes

The effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here, but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too.

So if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students and helpful staff.

Because for all of us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world.

Key information about Edge Hill University

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90 years at our Ormskirk Campus

This year, we’re celebrating 90 years at our Ormskirk Campus. 90 years in which we’ve never let beautifully landscaped grass grow under our feet. In that time, we’ve inspired minds, introduced outstanding facilities and changed futures.

Read our story

Economic impact

Read our Economic and Social Contribution report


We put student experience at the heart of every decision we make. Our awards reflect the hard work of the whole Edge Hill University community and our dedication to delivering excellence.

Our awards and accolades are rooted in our culture and campus. Where we are inspirational in our thinking and exceptional in our student experience. We believe in combining quality teaching with future-focused courses that are designed to empower. Equipping each student with the skills they need to thrive.

Our investment, innovation and continued commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience has helped us to achieve what we have. We have shown exceptional progress over the past 12 months, but the hard work doesn’t stop now. This is only the beginning.

Discover our awards and accolades
Oftsted outstanding provider

At Edge Hill, we have a proud tradition of teacher training and we’re committed to developing the very best teachers. Our recent Ofsted inspection recognised the quality of our initial teacher education as ‘outstanding’ across all three initial teacher training age phases.

Read more about this achievement

Our campus

Take a look around our 160 acres of campus and you’ll see why it’s award-winning. We have invested £350 million in creating top facilities for our students to use, live in, and enjoy.

Visit our next open day

Get right to the heart of what matters to you at an Edge Hill open day.

See our campus. Meet our students. Get the answers to your questions. And discover why every student feels like they’re in the right place.

Book an open day now

Investing in green spaces

The Rock Garden near Edge Hill's Faculty of Health and The Arts Centre. It shows fir trees, lots of flowers and blue skies.

Our campus is designed around our students – and we’re always thinking of ways to make it better. For the 10th year in a row our grounds and green spaces have won a Green Flag Award for their beauty and benefit to the environment. Which in turn we believe benefits our students.


An image of business student, Emma Hall.

We apply real world knowledge to our teaching. Educating students to know exactly what employers are looking for in competitive job markets.


We set out to deliver teaching of the highest standard informed by research of true international standing, set in an intellectually stimulating, ideas-focused and inclusive environment. More than half of Edge Hill’s research is classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Our inspiring academics have been recognised for their research, including: