Your Guide to Edge Hill

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 our new students to The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University, where all the performances and films are 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 three who have played to sell-out audiences in the past two 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 throughout the year.


Clubs & Societies

Being a member of a society will give you the chance to meet like-minded people, make new friends and enrich your student life. You might discover a hidden talent, enjoy a hobby you’ve always wanted to try, or just have a great time!

With so many options to choose from, there really is something for everyone. Have a look on the Students’ Union website and see what’s available – or find out how to create your own society.

Council Tax Exemption

Once you are fully enrolled you will 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 Sports

Edge Hill Sport provides a focus for all sports, fitness and leisure activities on campus. There really is something for everyone regardless of your sporting ability or motivations. Whether you are an elite athlete on a sports scholarship; want to play in a university sports team; or are someone who just wants to keep fit, try new activities and have an occasional social game with friends; we will help you achieve your goals.

See our membership options


Food and Drink

Catering on campus is provided by our own in-house award-winning catering team, Food at Edge Hill. There are various outlets on campus offering a great variety of fresh and local food. All dining outlets are great social spaces in which to eat and also offer free WiFi access. Find out more at the Food at Edge Hill website.

The Students’ Union also manage the on-campus branch of SUBWAY.



Our onsite launderette houses 19 automatic washing machines and 20 dryers, and is situated in the Students’ Union building opposite the SU Bar. The launderette is open 24 hours, 7 days a week excluding shutdown periods (Christmas and Easter), enabling students on placements to use the facility during unsociable hours.

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 students are able to see if there are any available machines from the comfort of their rooms by logging onto laundry view.


Off-campus Accommodation Finder

If you’re planning to rent in the future, or are currently renting privately either in Ormskirk or further afield, this webpage about renting privately offers some useful tips to help you make the right choice.


Post & Parcels

The Post Room will send an email when any mail or parcels are received for a student. Included in this email are instructions about when and where to collect your mail and parcels. 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 changes in instructions on how, when and where to collect your parcel or mail from. Collection times for mail and parcels during term time is between 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 promptly after being notified of an item arriving for you.

Parking Permits

Car Parking at Edge Hill University is limited and cannot always accommodate all vehicles during peak periods. We therefore recommend, wherever possible, that students use public transport. Students coming to study at Edge Hill for the first time will need to enrol and receive a student number before a parking permit application can be made. Students who are living in halls of residence are not eligible to park on campus. There are some exceptions for students on placement.

The issuing of parking permits is based on clear eligibility criteria, however the provision of a permit does not guarantee a parking space due to the limited capacity on campus. Please click here for more information, including our Car Parking policy notice.

Even if you do have a permit, we suggest you build in sufficient time to park off campus when necessary. Details of alternative parking provision close to the University can be found on our travel pages.



There is an onsite McColl’s convenience store and the Students’ Union online shop, both of which sell food, drink, stationery and household items to cater for our residential students. In addition, the University is located close to Ormskirk town centre where you will find other shops and amenities.


Students’ Union

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.

For further details about the Students’ Union, visit the Students’ Union website.


Like the Edge Hill ducks, when it comes to sustainability, there’s a lot going on beneath the surface of the Edge Hill campus. This includes reducing its carbon footprint (webbed and unwebbed).

From using energy from renewable sources to ensuring halls of residence have the most efficient insulation systems, from the development of “green” roofs to campus beehives, the University campus is buzzing with ideas promoting sustainable development. And 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. Find out more here. 

Sustainable Travel

We encourage sustainable travel wherever possible and have developed a Travel Plan to include various sustainable travel initiatives. The University provides a free shuttle bus (EL1) connecting the campus to Ormskirk town centre, where links to public transport routes are available. On production of your Unicard, this journey will be free of charge. For full details and to see the timetable please visit our Edge Link Travel page.

Please note that Government guidelines regarding public transport must be followed when using the shuttlebus.

We also encourage the use of bicycles both on and off campus, with a variety of routes around the University and the local area. Edge Hill University offers secure bicycle storage as part of our Bicycle Locker User Club (BLUC) and a variety of outdoor Sheffield stands located at multiple points across campus. For full details, visit this page.


Term Dates

To see term dates for your programme, please visit this page on our website.


WiFi on Campus

You can connect to Eduroam using your student number and password which will be provided to you at the point you receive your email for stage one of enrolment.

Remember to keep these details safe – you will need them as soon as you arrive. You will use these details to access WiFi, logon to university PCs, complete the enrolment process and access the online library resources/Learning Edge.

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