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PGCE & PGDE – University Essentials

There’s so much to find out about Edge Hill University, it can be tricky to know where to begin.  If you’ve got a question, use our handy guide below.

The Arts Centre

We’re so excited to welcome you to The Arts Centre. This is where you can watch performances and films for free with your free student membership. The Arts Centre has an exciting programme of cinema, live music, theatre, dance, National Theatre and RSC Live productions taking place throughout the year.

We welcome some of the biggest names in comedy including Katherine Ryan, James Acaster and Russell Kane to name just a few who have played to sell-out audiences in the few years.

Come and say hello to us at the box office when you arrive, pick up your free membership card, and we’ll let you know about all of the exciting plans we have.

Find out more about The Arts Centre

Beach

A beach? In Ormskirk? Right here on campus? You heard right! Located in Eastern Campus, right next to Chancellors Court halls, you’ll find our secret beach. Okay, so it isn’t comparable to Southport or Formby, but it’s perfect for a spot of sunbathing after a study session.

Two beach chairs on the on-campus beach

Council Tax Exemption

Once you are fully enrolled you’ll be able to request a Confirmation of Student Registration Certificate online. This certificate will be emailed to your Edge Hill email account, will act as proof of your enrolment on your course and can be submitted to your Local Authority for Council Tax exemption. This will be valid for the current academic session only.

Please note, Confirmation of Student Registration Certificates (CSRC) will only be available from the first teaching week of term and this will differ depending on the term dates of your programme. A button to request a CSRC will be made available via your Student Record on your Student Homepage during your first week of term, if the button does not appear and you believe you are eligible for council tax exemption, please contact the Enrolment team at [email protected].


Edge Hill Sport

There’s something for everyone when it comes to sport at Edge Hill. Whether you’re an elite athlete; want to play in a university sports team; or just want to keep fit, try new activities and have an occasional kick-about with your friends.

Find out more about Edge Hill Sport

Food at Edge Hill

From our vegetarian restaurant, Roots, and our street food specialist, Garden 41, to the quick and easy ‘Grab n Go’ and everyone’s favourite pizza at The Red Bar. When it comes to finding food on campus, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Find out more about Food at Edge Hill

Green spaces

We’re proud of the fact our campus has been recognised as one of the world’s best green space for 10 successive years (Green Flag Award 2021).


The Hub

Located right at the heart of campus, The Hub really is just that – a central hub for everyone. Home to a number of our catering outlets, our on-campus McColls shop and numerous social spaces, it even plays host to our twice-weekly ‘Hub Market’.

International

The International Office allows students the opportunity to experience unmissable opportunities and new cultures whilst studying abroad in countries such as Sweden, Cyprus, Belgium and the USA.

International opportunities

Job opportunities

Hospitality. Care work. Mentoring and tutoring. Retail. Even part-time jobs within the University. Our Careers Team are happy to help you find the perfect part-time job to fit alongside your studies.

Find out more about part-time jobs

Kickstart your career

Whether you’re after a career-enhancing placement or help finding a volunteer role, our friendly Careers Team is more than happy to help you gain this exciting experience, ready for the graduate world.

Find out more about our Careers Team

Launderette

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week (excluding Christmas and Easter shutdown periods), our onsite launderette can be found in the Students’ Union building opposite the SU Bar.

Payment is made through the ‘Circuit Laundry’ app, or you can purchase a laundry card for £2 from the Students’ Union Shop next to Subway. Cards can be topped up on the Circuit Laundry website.

The facility can get busy during peak times, but you can see if there are any available machines from the comfort of your rooms by logging onto laundry view.


Modern University of the Year

Great news! We’ve been named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Nightlife

From our Students’ Union’s very own on-campus SU Bar and Venue, to the local bars and clubs. There’s plenty of options when it comes to nightlife at EHU.

Why not chat to our students to find out more?

Edge Hill Students' Union bar sign

Off-campus accommodation finder

If you’re planning to rent in the future, or are currently renting privately in Ormskirk, our ‘renting privately’ webpage offers some useful tips to help you make the right choice.


Parking on campus

If you’re planning on driving to university, you can apply for your parking permit after enrolling.

Due to eligibility criteria, students living on-campus are not eligible to park on-campus, however there are some exceptions for students on placements.

The car park can get very busy during peak periods and parking permits do not guarantee a space. So, even if you do have a parking permit, we suggest you build in sufficient time to park off campus when necessary.

Find out more about parking at Edge Hill

Post and parcels

The Post Room will send you an email when any mail or parcels are received for you. This email will include all the information about when and where to collect your mail. Please ensure that the address on any items you order contains your full name, room number, hall and the University’s address and that you read the email from post and print carefully as this may contain collection information changes.

During term time, collection times are from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). Any items that are not collected after four weeks will be returned to the sender, so please be sure to collect your mail promptly.


Quiz and Party Games society

Or if that’s not your cup of tea, what about the Dance Society? The Mature Students Society? Maybe the Queer Society?

Find out more about joining a society

Retail

Everything you need really is on campus.

  • Our onsite McColl’s convenience store sells food, drink and stationery.
  • The online SU Shop is your go to for all your university branded goods and clothing, including Fresher’s hoodies, lanyards and Graduation merchandise. Physical pop-up shops will appear throughout the year, so check the SU social media for updates.

Plus, if you fancy a change of scenery, the University is located close to Ormskirk town centre where you can find plenty of other shops and amenities.


Sustainability

Like the Edge Hill ducks, when it comes to sustainability, there’s a lot going on beneath the surface of the Edge Hill campus.

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. From using energy from renewable sources and  ensuring halls of residence have the most efficient insulation systems, to the development of “green” roofs and campus beehives, the University campus is buzzing with ideas promoting sustainable development. Also, we’re now a hedgehog-friendly campus!

And we don’t intend to stop there. These are projects which are being constantly reviewed, recycled and upcycled.


Student Opportunity Fund

Career-enhancing projects. Unmissable opportunities. Confidence boosting experiences. The Student Opportunity Fund can provide financial support to help you stand out from the crowd.

Find out more about the Student Opportunity Fund

Term dates

You can find your term dates on our website.

View your term dates

UniSkills

UniSkills support is here to help you develop your academic skills and confidence for success at University and beyond. Whatever your subject, level of study or route into studying with us here at Edge Hill University, UniSkills has something to offer you.

Find out more about UniSkills
3 students studying together on one laptop

Varsity

The annual eagerly anticipated sporting competition between us and the University of Central Lancashire is a great opportunity to get involved in a massive day of competitive sport.


Wi-Fi

You can connect to Eduroam using your student number and password which will be provided to you when stage one of enrolment opens.

Remember – keep these details safe, you’ll need them as soon as you arrive.


Xenobiotics

Here’s one for you budding Biologists!

One area studied by our Biologists is mosquitoes as a vector for human disease. A topic that accompanies this is the use of insecticides – xenobiotics – to curb the spread of said diseases.


You

Our Students’ Union values you and is made by you. Our bar and house staff are students, as are the elected officers, president and vice presidents.

The Students’ Union have a whole host of activities planned to welcome new students.  The full programme of Welcome Week evening events in SU Bar and Venue will be released nearer to the time.

Visit the Students’ Union website

Zzzz…

Looking after yourself at university is one of the most important things. And this includes getting plenty of sleep.

If you ever feel unwell or are struggling in any way, no matter what the cause, our Wellbeing Teams can help you get the support you need.

Find out more about the Wellbeing Team