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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 UK Top 35 university (Guardian University Guide 2024) 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

Four people are sat on a bench on the Edge Hill University campus. Three of the people are looking at the other person who is wearing a purple high-vis jacket and talking to the group of people.

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 and 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 international@edgehill.ac.uk

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

In this image there is a careers fair taking place on the Edge Hill University campus. This image focuses on one student talking to an employer.

We apply real world knowledge and research to our teaching. We aim to educate our students to know what employers are looking for in competitive job markets. Our approach is to help students to discover their strengths and skills, understanding how to showcase these in their future career path.

To showcase this, 95.6% of our students employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes data released 2023).

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

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:
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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

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
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Edge Hill University’s stunning campus has been voted Top 4 in the North West of England (Complete University Guide 2025) and Top 3 in the UK for university facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

It has also been recognised as one of the best green spaces for 12 successive years (Green Flag Award 2023).

Accommodation
Sports Facilities
The Students’ Union
The SU bar/ Venue
Arts Centre