University Life

You cannot help but feel at home as soon as you arrive at Edge Hill University. With a large and diverse student population and an award-winning 160 acre campus to explore, it is the ideal place to live and study.

Combining both traditional and contemporary buildings with state-of-the-art facilities, our campus also provides a wide range of convenient and essential amenities all set within the beautifully landscaped grounds. With everything and everyone on one site there is a safe and friendly community for you to join.

Parking permits

Car Parking at Edge Hill University is limited and cannot always accommodate all vehicles during peak periods. We therefore recommend, wherever possible, that students use public transport.

Students coming to study at Edge Hill for the first time will need to enrol and receive a student number before a parking permit application can be made. Students who are living in halls of residence are not eligible to park on campus. There are some exceptions for students on placement.

The issuing of parking permits is based on clear eligibility criteria, however the provision of a permit does not guarantee a parking space due to the limited capacity on campus. Even if you do have a permit, we suggest you build in sufficient time to park off campus when necessary. Details of alternative parking provision close to the University can be found here.

Guaranteed parking is available for permit holders who register for car sharing, with both permits displayed in the windscreen. More details can be found at on our website.

Post for halls of residence

Post and parcel collection is from the Durning Centre and students should regularly visit to collect any mail or parcels that have arrived for them. The Post Room will send an email when a parcel or signed for item is received for a student. Please ensure that the address on any items you order contain your full name, room number, hall and the University’s address. Collection times for mail and parcels is between 7am and 7pm, Monday – Friday. Any letters that are not collected after two weeks  will be returned to the sender.

McColl’s shop offers Amazon collection lockers. This service allows you to pick up and return Amazon orders in-store.

Any students sending their luggage to the University should arrange for their items to arrive after they have arrived. This is so that items can be collected promptly.


Our on-campus launderette houses 19 automatic washing machines and 20 dryers and is situated on the ‘Street’, opposite the SU Bar. The launderette is open from 5am – 3am, 7 days a week excluding shutdown periods (Christmas and Easter).

Payment is made through a ‘Circuit Laundry’ app, or if you don’t have a smartphone, you can purchase a laundry card that can be topped up online at

The facility can get busy however you can check to see if there are any available machines from the comfort of your room, on your laptop or mobile, by logging onto laundry view.


Catering on campus is provided by our own in-house award-winning catering team, Food at Edge Hill. There are various outlets on campus offering a great variety of fresh and local food. All dining outlets are great social spaces in which to eat and also offer free WiFi access. For more information, visit our website.


There is an on-site McColl’s convenience store which sells food, drink, stationery and household items. In addition, the University is close to Ormskirk town centre where you will find other shops and amenities.

WiFi on-campus

If you need WiFi when you are on-campus you can connect to Eduroam, using your student number and password which will be provided to you at the point you receive your email for stage one of enrolment. Remember to keep these details safeyou will need them as soon as you arrive

Edge Hill Sport

Edge Hill Sport provides a focus for all sports, fitness and leisure activities on campus. There really is something for everyone regardless of your sporting ability or motivations. Whether that is support for an elite athlete on a sports scholarship; those who want to play in university sports teams; those who want to keep fit or those who just want to try new activities or have an occasional social game with friends; we will help you achieve your goals.

See our membership options on our website.

Clubs and Societies

Being a member of a society will give you the chance to meet like-minded people, make new friends and enrich your student life. You might discover a hidden talent, enjoy a hobby you’ve always wanted to try, or just have a great time!

With so many options to choose from, there really is something for everyone. Have a look on our website, and see what’s available – or find out how to create your own society.

Arts and Culture

The £7 million Arts Centre features two theatres, and brings a diverse line-up of high quality professional productions, film screenings and live theatre broadcasts. There’s even an outdoor amphitheatre for occasional alfresco performances.

Visit The Arts Centre website to find out more.

Top tips

There are a few things you can do in order to prepare for your time at university:

  1. Get organised! If you feel organised, you will feel mentally better prepared for university. Buy some new stationery and familiarise yourself with the key points on Campus, using the campus map found at the back of your Getting Started booklet, or by downloading the Edge Hill Virtual Tour app.
  2. Maintain your support system. Stay in touch with the people in your life who are there for you when you need support. If you will be living away from the people in your support system, plan how often and via what mode you will stay in touch, as this will help to reassure you.
  3. Make connections before you arrive, as this will help you to settle in – connect with us on Facebook and Twitter pages.
  4. Get in touch with us before you start if you have a specific learning difficulty or a disability that means you might need some extra support during your time at Edge Hill. If you have a medical condition, mobility, visual or hearing impairment, mental health support needs or you have an autism spectrum condition – contact the Inclusion Team on or visit
    If you have a Specific Learning Disability (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD), please contact or visit
    If you are concerned about anything related to your wellbeing, don’t hesitate to email the team at You may wish to access some of these websites, which have tips and techniques for managing mental health and wellbeing, including assertiveness and confidence building:
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