Key Successes

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The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 Modern University of the Year logoEdge Hill University has been crowned the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

The prestigious award highlights the University’s continuous investment in the student experience, its quality of teaching, outstanding facilities and courses that are designed to meet the needs of employers in a competitive jobs market.

This accolade follows the institution being named as the University of the Year in the Educate North Awards 2020/21 in recognition of our continued commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience. We were awarded the coveted top prize for the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months. In addition to this, Edge Hill is one of a select few universities to have held the prestigious UK University of the Year title, awarded by Times Higher Education (2014/15).

We are proud to have also been shortlisted for University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2020 and WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020.

Edge Hill is ranked as Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s evaluation of excellence in teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes. Gold is the highest possible TEF rating, indicating that the institution is “of the highest quality found in the UK…delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.”

The University has been voted top in the North West and in the top 10 in the UK for student support (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020) and in the top three in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021).


Our stunning campus has been rated in the top five in the UK (StudentCrowd 2018), top in the North West and top five in the UK for University facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020) and top in the North West for learning resources (National Student Survey 2020).

We have the best value for money student accommodation in the UK (National Student Housing Awards 2019) and were a finalist for best University halls (National Student Housing Awards 2019). Our halls of residence are at the heart of our vibrant on-campus community, providing a safe environment in which new students can live, study and socialise.

The campus has also been recognised as one of the world’s best green spaces (Green Flag Awards 2019) for nine years in a row. The prestigious Green Flag award recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces and sets the benchmark for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world.

Beyond the campus, the University has been ranked in the top 2 in the North West and top 15 in the UK for local life (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020).


The University has been voted the best in the North West and in the top 10 in the UK for job prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020).

95.8% of our students are employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).


Times Higher Awards have recognised our Excellence and Innovation in the Arts (Highly Commended, 2015), and research in sport and education, working in partnership with Everton in the Community, the official charity of Everton Football Club (Outstanding Contribution to the Community, 2016).

Work Environment

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and Highly Commended for Workplace of the Year in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.

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