Key Successes



Edge Hill is one of a select few universities to have held the coveted UK University of the Year title, awarded by Times Higher Education (2014/15). It has also 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…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 that a Medical School will be established at the University.


We have the best student accommodation in the UK and Ireland, offering the best value for money (National Student Housing Awards 2018). 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, and our campus is the safest campus  within the North West (Complete University Guide 2019), for the seventh successive year.

Our stunning campus has been recognised as one of the world’s best green spaces for the seventh year 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.

University review website StudentCrowd named Edge Hill as one of the top five campuses in the UK in their University Campus Awards 2018. The StudentCrowd 2018 Awards aim to help prospective students choose the right university for them and help universities improve their offering. The Awards also named the Edge Hill Students’ Union in the top dozen SUs in the UK, praised by students for the support given to them in difficult times and the breadth of new events offered over the past year.


The number of Edge Hill University graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating has risen to 97.3 per cent, demonstrating our strengths in employability. The figure, for all leavers living in the UK, comes from the 2016/17 national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Our strength in employability is reinforced by awards such as 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).

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.