Offer Holder Day Programme
Saturday 18 March 2023
Our offer holder day programme gives you a glimpse at what happens at an Edge Hill University offer holder day. It provides you with everything you need to know about Edge Hill, the campus, and your chosen course. From subject presentations, accommodation and campus tours to our student experience and support fair.
Information on the day
Information desks are available in each building with staff on hand to answer any questions.
Our staff and current students will be present on campus to direct you and answer any questions about student life and studying at Edge Hill University. Spot them in bright purple tabards and purple polo shirts.
Please be aware that events may be filmed and photographed for Edge Hill University use. If you have any concerns please speak to a member of staff at an Information Point or in Registration. Information in this guide is subject to change.
Parents and Supporters’ Talk
This session provides parents and supporters with key information regarding fees and finance, student accommodation and supporting your applicant through the UCAS process and their transition to University.
Tours of campus and facilities
With everything in one place, from halls of residence and top facilities to sustainable teaching spaces and landscaped grounds, you’ll agree the £300m we’ve invested over the last decade has been put to good use. But don’t take our word for it, take a campus tour and see for yourself.
Tours of all our departments and facilities are available on request. Please speak to members of staff at the helpdesks in each building.
Guided tour led by current students. All tour routes are fully accessible.
Campus tours take approximately 45 minutes.
A guided tour around our local town Ormskirk. All tours take approximately 1 hour. Departing from the Business School at 20 minutes past the hour.
The Catalyst building has everything you need for your studies, it’s the University library and a one-stop-shop for student support.
Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre
View our high-quality training facilities and take part in demonstrations. Staff will be available to answer your questions.
Subject presentations are your opportunity to learn more about your subject area and meet staff and current students. Most subject hold one to one drop in session throughout the day. The full timetable is available to view online.View the presentation timetable
Student experience and support fair
We want to help you prepare for a lifetime of incredible achievements and watch you reach your potential. We’ve designed a range of services to help every Edge Hill student make the most out of their time here.
If you’re moving away from home for the first time, there’s no better place to live than in our halls of residence with other new students. As soon as you start unpacking, you’ll experience the supportive, sociable and welcoming buzz.View our accommodation guide
Student support and services
Applying for on-campus accommodation, private sector options, and general questions about halls of residence.
What is available for prospective and current students, the awarding and application process.
Tuition fees, loans, bursaries, the application process and money advice.
Student advice and wellbeing
Support with a range of additional needs, such as medical conditions, visual/hearing/ mobility impairments, Aspergers, Autism and mental health. Space is available for confidential discussions.
Visit the Admissions team in room Hub 1 on the first floor of the main building. Staff are available to answer any questions regarding applications, entry requirements, interviews, equivalent qualifications and DBS checks. Staff can also provide information on our Fastrack and Access programmes.
The Arts Centre is open to all Edge Hill University students and has an exciting mix of performances, films, gigs, theatre, comedy and events throughout the year, as well as a great bar and café. As an Edge Hill University student you receive free tickets for The Arts Centre through our free EHU student membership scheme.
Our Careers team can advise on the range of employment opportunities and career paths open to you with your degree choice. Find out how to enhance your employability through volunteering, placements, connecting with employers, part time work, Careers awards and funding opportunities – designed to help you develop your employability skills, experience and confidence – and compete successfully for graduate employment opportunities and/or further study.
Don’t miss the chance to talk to our students about life at Edge Hill. Making new friends and socialising, joining clubs and societies, getting to know the local area and experiencing new things are all part of the university experience. Our friendly students are happy to explain how to make the most of your time here and can tell you about the support that may be available to you too.
Speak to a member of our facilities team about the wide range of high-quality facilities available to you as a student and resident. This includes information about our 24-hour security, the free Edge Link Bus and our 8 food outlets across campus offering a variety of places to eat and drink during your studies. For residents, you can find out more about housekeeping, maintenance, post collection, living sustainably and our dedicated helpdesk who are on hand to help with any issues you may encounter with our facilities.
The Sports Centre provides a wide range of sport and physical activities, both competitive (Team Edge Hill) and recreational (Campus Sport), as well as opportunities for volunteering or paid employment. Our facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool, an 80 station fitness suite, 50 weekly classes, a sauna and steam suite and a double sports hall. Outdoors you will find multiple ‘All Weather’ pitches, 5 grass pitches and an athletics track. So, whatever your level or motivation, Edge Hill Sport is the place for you. Please come and see us for a quick tour on the day.
Edge Hill Students’ Union is shaped by our students and is underpinned by our determination to help every student have the best experience while at university. Whether it’s through offering academic, housing, or welfare support via our Advice Team, or creating an exciting and diverse programme of events throughout the year.
Speak to a member of our Global Opportunities Team about the range of exciting opportunities to study overseas at one of our partner universities around the world. Opportunities range from one week to a full academic year.
Moving away from home or starting a new adventure can sometimes come with its own stresses and strains but the Health and Wellbeing team are here to support you. During your time at Edge Hill, you can benefit from their support network including a 24 hour campus support service. Staff are able to provide advice and guidance throughout your time here on any mental or physical wellbeing concerns, general issues such as diet, exercise, local GP and dental services and access to other services such as counselling support.
Speak to someone in the Language Centre if your target degree is in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and you wish to study an optional module in a language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Italian or German). Extracurricular evening language classes are also offered to all students. Information about free English language support classes is available for students whose first language is not English.
Learning Services incorporates Library services, Media and ICT support, Learning Technology Development (LTD), support with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, Irlen Syndrome and ADHD and academic study skills (UniSkills). Speak to our expert staff to find out about the direction, support and guidance we offer.
A sandwich placement is a year working in industry taken by students between the second and third year of a degree. For students, the aim is to build, develop and apply their skills as acquired through their degree in order to improve their employment prospects once they graduate.
A short-term placement usually takes place during the second year and can run over a number of weeks or months depending on the course requirements. Short-term placements are either compulsory or optional depending on the chosen course module and are unpaid. For students the aim is to gain work experience related to their studies and career pathways.
At Edge Hill University we provide a diverse set of events across the academic calendar to allow our students to thrive. These include activities during induction such as those linked to the Big Read as well as hundreds of extracurricular opportunities that help our students get the extra edge. Many of these activities are represented at today’s fair but visit us to find out more about the opportunities we provide to help you gain extra academic, personal and professional skills.
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Things to do
Make sure you get the most out of your visit. Use the list below and the planner on the next page to schedule your day.
Register your attendance in the Main Building and collect your Edge Hill bag.
Ask your guest(s) to attend the Parents and Supporters’ Session.
Attend your Subject Taster Session or speak one-to-one with a tutor to find out more about your subject.
Visit the Student Experience Fair in the Hub. Find out about free film Friday, sports facilities and memberships, ways to find part-time work, learning a language and more.
View different types of accommodation available with a self-guided tour.
Tour our beautiful campus with a current student and visit our sunken rose garden just outside the Arts Centre; the Roots lakeside café and picnic area; and the small, but perfectly formed, beach by Chancellors Court.
Take a tour of the Catalyst Building, home to the Library, Learning Services, Student Services and Careers.
Visit our Students’ Union and check out our very own branch of Stone Willy’s Kitchen and our on campus SU Bar and Venue.
Speak to the Inclusion or SpLD teams at the Student Experience Fair in the Hub if you have any additional support needs.
Get your Finance questions answered in the Hub with a visit to our expert, friendly, Finance and Money Advice teams.
Decide which subject sessions you would like to attend and then plan the general talks and tours around these.
Please allow 1 hour for subject taster sessions and 45 minutes for a campus tour.
Complimentary refreshments will be available throughout the day.