Between finding your way around campus, making new friends and settling into a new place, there’s lots to take on board. But don’t worry. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
Enrol on your course
First things first, you need to make sure that you’ve fully enrolled onto your course. Enrolment is the process by which you confirm your personal details and agree to the University’s terms and conditions. This is different to the admissions process and you won’t receive your student loan until you’ve fully enrolled. You also won’t be able to get your Unicard, which acts as your student ID and allows you to access facilities across campus.
If you’re not sure how to complete enrolment, find out more details on the enrolment pages.
Check in with your Personal Tutor
Every Edge Hill student has a Personal Tutor, who’s there to help you get the most out of university. You’ll meet in a group and also individually two or three times a year, and they’re always available to discuss any personal or academic concerns you might have. You usually have the same Personal Tutor for the duration of your course.
Explore our support services
Discover all about the support teams based in Catalyst: Library and Learning Services, Student Services and Careers. Take part in our brand new interactive induction toolkit or sit back and watch a digital recording – all options contain all the information you will need for a successful start to studying at Edge Hill University.
If you need support and advice and you are not sure who to speak to, just email Catalyst.
Connect with Student Life
The EHU Campus Connectors are here to help you make the most of your time with us at Edge Hill University. Let them help you to feel a part of our community and find the events you want to be at!
Over the year the team will be hosting and promoting a variety of activities on and off campus such as football tournaments, film nights, talent shows, shopping trips and seasonal events. They can point you in the direction of anything and everything you’ll be interested in as well as offer friendly advice and support about student life. Visit the Student Life Portal to find out what’s on.
Get to know the Students’ Union
While much of your time at Edge Hill will be focused on studying, university is a place where you can develop all aspects of yourself. Whether that’s learning a new language, joining a society or sports club, or spending a year studying abroad, the SU’s Welcome Fair is the place to go to find out what’s on offer.
Keep an eye on the Students’ Union website for more information.
Explore your surroundings
Did you know that Edge Hill’s Ormskirk campus is award-winning? There’s plenty to explore including social areas with outdoor seating, lakeside walks, hidden gardens and a nature trail complete with outdoor exercise equipment. Ormskirk town centre boasts beautiful parks and a lively high street with shops, banks, cafes, bars and a market twice a week. And, when you sign up to Totum via the Students’ Union, you’ll get exclusive student discounts in local shops and restaurants.
St James’ campus
If you’re joining our St James’ campus, you’ll be immersed in the heart of the buzzing city centre of Manchester. With Oxford Road station just a stone’s throw away you’ll be well connected, but there’s lots of bars, shops and restaurants within walking distance and the famous Palace Theatre on the doorstep, too. Explore the Grade II listed building with all the modern facilities that you need for your course such as a clinical simulation suite, including a mock operating theatre, ambulance simulator and clinical skills stations. Grab a coffee from one of the local coffee shops and pop into the open plan library to prepare before your lecture.
Want to join our Sports Centre?
Edge Hill Sport is your very own on-site Sports Centre. But it’s not just your average gym. Try out our fitness suite, full-size swimming pool, and a wealth of classes from spin to yoga. If you prefer the great outdoors, you can take a run on our scenic fitness trail.
There are two current membership offers available for students:
- The current Annual September – August membership has been reduced from £99 to £75 and is available to purchase now.
- The Annual Student January – December membership is also available to purchase for £90 and will start from the day of purchase.
Not sure where to start? Edge Hill Sport also offer bespoke personal training sessions. Just speak to the fitness team when you go along for your induction.
Joining couldn’t be easier, you can join online or pop to the Edge Hill Sport reception desk and speak to a member of staff. Full details are available on the website.
Faith and community
Our Faith and Community service is here to support students and staff of all faiths and none, helping to create a welcoming community on campus. Whether you face economic crisis, family and relationship problems, or simply wish to talk to us, our multi-faith chaplains offer a confidential and non-judgemental service from a spiritual perspective.
Register with the local medical centre
If you are moving to Ormskirk to study, we strongly recommend that you register with a local GP service as soon as you can. It is not a good idea to leave it until you need to see a doctor as the registration process may delay your appointment.
Find out what’s on
We’ve got an exciting programme of events planned to help you settle in and find friends.
Our aim is to offer a programme of events that will open up conversations, enrich, entertain, excite and educate. It won’t take you long to find your place in our community. As a university for everyone, we aim to create an environment that celebrates diversity and where everyone feels included.
Take a look at what’s on at the Student Life Portal.
We have something for everyone, including Sports, Jazz and comedy, live theatre and must-see films.
Looking for places to eat?
There’s a great selection of outlets for a bite to eat including:
- Coffee in the Hub
- Subway in the Hub
- Garden 41 in the Faculty of Health
- Roots Kitchen in the Faculty of Education building (Vegan/Vegetarian)
Take a look at our dedicated food webpages for full details and opening times.
Feeling lonely or struggling to settle in?
If you’re struggling with settling in or if you’ve just moved here and are feeling homesick, you’re not on your own. We offer a range of wellbeing services to support you throughout your time at Edge Hill. You may feel that you need to talk to someone who can help you get a fresh perspective on how you’re feeling and why. We offer a confidential counselling service especially for this purpose available to all students. You can book an initial appointment online.