Living in halls
It may feel overwhelming when you first move into halls, but remember that many people will be feeling the same way as you. You will soon find out who has the untidiest room, who never does their washing up and who is always staying out late. To make the most of your time in halls, take a look at the A-Z of living in halls for key information and advice.
Join your halls Facebook group
If you have received your room offer, you can now join your official Halls Facebook group. There are separate groups for all the halls so you can meet and chat to the people you’ll be living with on campus. Visit the links below to join your group.
Here are a few handy tips to help you settle in and feel at home.
- Don’t forget, everyone is in the same boat, so don’t be shy and make sure you spend time in the communal areas rather than in your room with the door shut.
- Join your Halls Facebook group to find out who else is living in your halls and about key events taking place on campus or important messages about life in halls.
- Label your belongings in the kitchen (and the stuff in your room). If it’s not got your name on it, it might just find its way into someone else’s kitchen cupboard or room.
- Save money by shopping and cooking with the people in your cluster.
- Try to agree with your flatmates on a rota for buying essentials such as milk and bread, or even devise a washing-up rota.
All residential students are required to view a welcome talk when they start at Edge Hill.
Meet the team
The Campus Life team is a mix of staff and current students, with two Campus Life Managers, a Campus Life Assistant, a Campus Life Administrator and six Campus Connectors.
The Campus Connectors are an excellent source of information and advice and can help you settle into your accommodation and pass on any important information. You’ll recognise them around campus in their bright red shirts. They will also promote various in-person events across campus. You can see the full list of events on the Campus Life Facebook page. If you have any ideas for any activities you would like to see on campus, get in touch and get involved.
Support and conduct
If you are having any difficulties living in halls, or if you are finding it hard to settle in and make new friends, the Campus Life team are here to help. You can get in touch via the details below.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS)
The Campus Life team work closely with the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service (LFRS) who provide lots of useful advice and information regarding fire safety in halls. Please also take the time to read government advice about how you can protect yourself and your belongings from fire. For further advice and guidance about fire safety, please read this Fire Safety Guide and watch the video below.
The Campus Life team works closely with Lancashire Constabulary who provide lots of useful advice and information regarding personal safety, crime and anti-social behaviour both on and off campus. You can also follow Lancashire Constabulary on Twitter to keep updated about key messages in and around the local community.
That Thursday Thing
That Thursday Thing meets every Thursday at 5pm on the couches, downstairs in the Hub (by Starbucks). We meet for a couple of hours with a different activity each week, but you are welcome to pop over and leave as you please. It is a really informal weekly meet up of students who want to meet up with other students. We relax, chat, watch films, play games, listen to music or whatever we fancy doing. Suggestions are always welcome.
Make the most of your experience at Edge Hill by getting involved in different activities, societies, events and initiatives to meet like-minded people and find new hobbies and skills. You can:
- Take part in events run by Campus Life, like That Thursday Thing
- Try something new in the SU’s Give It A Go guide
- Join a society
- Go to a show or watch a film in the Arts Centre (and get free tickets with a Student Membership!)
- Attend a class or join a sports team at Edge Hill Sport
- Develop your skills and get involved in the local community by linking in with Careers
Whatever you fancy doing, from trying something completely new or joining a society that celebrates something you love, there is plenty going on for everyone. You could even apply to be a Campus Connector next year to help other students settle in and have a great experience too! Keep your eyes on the Campus Life Facebook page in the autumn and spring terms for details of how to apply.