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About Edge Hill University

Why Edge Hill?

Edge Hill University hosts a diverse community of aspirational and inspirational students from across the world. You will be joining a top 10 modern university (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) where you will be taught and supported by staff with extensive links within their disciplines and leading subject knowledge.

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Guide for parents

The role of the International Office

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Alongside general queries and enquiries the International office can help students with general support.

Some things we can help you and your student with are:

  • Opening a bank account.
  • Obtaining a letter to confirm they are enrolled as a student at Edge Hill University.
  • Travel and country information and advice.
  • Visa & immigration advice.
  • Urgent phone calls to family, home or bank back home.
  • If they are feeling unwell or homesick and want to talk to someone.

Our guide for parents below gives answers to common questions. If you have any other questions or concerns please contact [email protected]

What is included in the accommodation?

What is included in the accommodation?

Methods of contact

Medical Centre

Local amenities

Catering packages

Ways to get involved

Facilities

Here at Edge Hill we offer state-of-the-art facilities to enhance the learning experience. Take a look at some of our purpose-built facilities:

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The Technology Hub

Creative Edge

The Catalyst

The Sports Centre

You can find more information about the facilities available for your specific subject online.

Finding a job

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Edge Hill University has been voted the best in the North West and in the top 10 in the UK for job prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020), with 95.8% of our students employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).

As well as ensuring you graduate with excellent career prospects, there are several ways that you may be able to gain experience outside of the University while you study, some of which may allow you to earn money. The type of Visa you hold may affect your ability to take paid or voluntary work while in the UK.

Volunteering/paid work

How can Edge Hill help?

Application and interview support

Work placements

In course placements

Sandwich placements

Restrictions

Voted in the top 15 universities in the UK for local life (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020), Edge Hill is situated in the heart of the North West of England, close to the thriving market town of Ormskirk and the vibrant cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Ormskirk

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Edge Hill University is a 15 minute walk from the historic market town centre of Ormskirk. Set on a beautiful campus but walking distance to a town centre with a growing nightlife, Edge Hill represents the best of both worlds. The town has several historic landmarks including the Gothic-style Grade II listed Clock Tower erected in 1876, and the Church of St Peter and St Paul dating from around the 12th Century, one of only three in England to include both a central spire and a western tower, and unique to the North West.

More information on Ormskirk and its amenities can be found on the Discover Ormskirk website.

Eating out

Nightlife

Outdoors

Shopping

UK travel

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Countryside/beach:

City life:

Further afield:

Travel abroad

The closest airports to Ormskirk are Liverpool (30mins drive) and Manchester (approx. 40 minutes drive).

Liverpool Airport is smaller and mainly flies within Europe including UK destinations such as Derry/Londonderry, Isle of Man, Jersey, and Newquay

Manchester airport is larger and caters for more flights inside Europe and further afield. You can also fly directly from Manchester to London Heathrow which takes approximately 1 hour. London Heathrow has a wide variety of flights departing to all parts of the world.

History

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Lonely Planet calls North West England ‘a postcard to the past’, and with an abundance of historical sites seeped in British history is it is easy to see why. Just some of the historic sights you can visit in the North West include:

  • Chester Castle
  • Chester Roman Amphitheatre
  • Beeston Castle and Woodland Park
  • Ravenglass Roman Bath House
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Liverpool dock
  • Conway Castle
An image of the front of the main building of the Edge Hill University campus.

Home to the Modern University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022), Edge Hill University’s stunning campus has been voted top in the North West of England and in the top five in the UK for University facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020).

It has also been recognised as one of the top five campuses in the UK (StudentCrowd 2018) and one of the world’s best green spaces (Green Flag Award 2020).

Accommodation

Sports Facilities

The Students’ Union

The SU bar/ Venue

Arts Centre