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Accommodation

Edge Hill’s halls of residence are at the heart of a vibrant on-campus community, providing a safe environment in which new students can live, study and socialise.

By living on campus, you will become part of an award-winning environment dedicated to student comfort. In 2022, the University’s accommodation was ranked in the top 5 university halls in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards). We also came third in the Uni Compare Top 100 ranking in the UK for accommodation, and were listed as finalists for best university housing, best value for money, and best moving in experience (Global Student Living Awards 2022).

An image of the outside of some of the accomodation blocks on the Edge Hill University campus.

With all utility bills included, our accommodation offers excellent value for money. You will find everything you need is just a few minutes’ walk from your room.

You can find out more about your relevant Halls of Residence (and fees if applicable) by reading our quick guide:

Undergraduates and postgraduates

Study abroad students

Erasmus students

International Foundation Programme

English language development courses

Pre-sessional English

Rooms

An image of three people in an accomodation room at Edge Hill University.

All rooms include Wi-Fi access, a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and chair and a wastepaper bin. You are free to bring your own items to personalise your room.

All utility bills are included in the room price.

Bed sheets, duvets, pillowcases and towels are provided in all international student rooms, although you may wish to purchase your own when you arrive.

Kitchens

An image of a kitchen within one of the accomodation blocks at Edge Hill University.

All students have a lockable cupboard in their kitchen and are expected to share refrigerator/other kitchen storage space with their housemates.

Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are not provided. English language development (from partner universities) and study abroad students’ accommodation include a catered meal package.

Extra items can be purchased at a very reasonable price in the many shops within Ormskirk.

A link to your contract will be emailed to you before you arrive.  This requires e-signing before you collect your room keys.

You can pay your accommodation fees in one of three ways:

  • In advance (the full amount)
  • When you arrive on campus (the full amount)
  • When you arrive on campus (in instalments)

You may also need to pay a deposit in advance to secure your room, this amount will then be deducted from your overall accommodation fees.

1. Once your accommodation contract comes to an end and you want to leave your room, you will need to let the International Office know your departure date.

An image of people walking along a path outside one of the blocks of accomodation on the Edge Hill University campus.

2. Then you need to contact our Accommodation Team so a member of staff can check your room and arrange your deposit refund.

3. On the day you leave, your room keys will need to be passed back to our Campus Support Team (where you originally collected them).

Need help organising your transport when you leave?

Study Abroad students and English Language students get free transportation to Manchester/Liverpool airport and local train stations in these cities on specific departures dates (which you will be informed of). In order to take advantage of the free transportation, please ensure you send the International Office your departure details when requested.

Are you an undergraduate, postgraduate, or Erasmus student? The International Office will be happy to help you book a taxi. Please email: [email protected]

Most international students choose to live on campus, but for those that prefer more independence, there is a variety of privately owned accommodation around the Ormskirk campus and surrounding the area, such as Liverpool, Southport and St Helens.

Our accommodation team can support you in finding off-campus accommodation. We can provide a register of local student properties to help you find the place for you.

Living off campus, you will still have access to all of the University’s support services, IT and library resources, catering outlets, launderette, social areas and activities.

Edge Hill runs a shuttle bus from Ormskirk bus station to campus which you may find useful if you are living in Ormskirk or commuting in by train. This bus is free if you show your Edge Hill Unicard.

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Before you start looking for properties, calculate what you can afford to pay in rent. There is plenty of accommodation available, so there is no need to take the first house you look at. You should never take a house without viewing it first.

Any contract you sign with a private landlord is a legally binding document for a fixed term, which means you are financially liable for the rent for the whole term of the contract. So, make sure you’re certain you want a property before committing to it. Before you sign any contract, it is best to seek advice from the Accommodation Team.