Edge Hill is one of the select few universities to have held the coveted UK University of the Year title, awarded by Times Higher Education (2014/15). It also has been named University of the Year for Student Retention by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, who wrote that it is “firmly establishing itself among the top post-1992 universities.” Edge Hill University has been acknowledged as one of the world’s finest teaching institutions, winning a 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award in recognition of ‘the quality of support and engagement infrastructure for students.’
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” and is “delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.”
Edge Hill University will offer an access to medicine course from 2019 and train doctors from 2020, following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health to establish a Medical School at the University.
Within the North West we are the safest campus (Complete University Guide 2017). Our strengths in employability are demonstrated by 96.6% of our full time first degree graduates finding work or further study within six months of graduating (HESA), and reinforced by awards including a top ten shortlisting in the National Graduate Recruitment Awards (TARGETjobs 2018).
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).
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 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.