Student Support

Edge Hill University provides a comprehensive student support service – we can help you with almost anything to do with your University life. Use the tabs below to find out more.

Please note, if you will be studying at St James’, Manchester you can still access all of the services below, Just get in touch with the Catalyst Helpdesk and we will do the rest.

Student Services

Accommodation – information relating to on and off campus accommodation, paying hall fees, and any issues in halls.

Campus Life – help to settle in to life on campus, make friends and feel part of the Edge Hill community.

Campus Support (Security) – a 24-hour support system for students on campus to ensure you feel safe in your accommodation. You can contact them out of hours on 01695 584227.

Care Experienced/Estranged Students – support during your time at university through a dedicated contact. Email to find out more.

Chaplaincy – pastoral guidance and support for students of all faiths and none, helping to create a welcoming community on campus.

Disability Support – If you have a medical condition, mobility, visual or hearing impairment, mental health support needs or you have an autism spectrum disorder, the Inclusion team can provide extra support during your time at Edge Hill. Contact them on or visit for more information.

If you have a specific learning difficulty (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD), please contact Library & Learning Services SpLD team or visit to find out more.

Money Advice – advice on all money-related matters including student funding, budgeting, and the Student Support Fund.

Transitions – help to navigate the challenges that come with university life, connecting you to support and services to help you succeed.

Wellbeing and Counselling – support for issues that affect your wellbeing, such as anxiety, stress, or feeling overwhelmed as well as information about GP and counselling services.

For further information, please visit the Student Services webpages.

Library and Learning Services in Catalyst

Library and Learning Services help all learners make the best use of their services to support your studies, whether on campus or at a distance.

Throughout your time at Edge Hill University, Library and Learning Services will be available to:

  • Help you find out all about library print and digital resources, library facilities and learning spaces within Catalyst
  • Provide academic skills support (UniSkills) at all levels of study from assignment planning to submission and more
  • Provide support using IT, accessing WiFi on campus and learning technologies including Learning Edge – the University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

For more information about accessing Wi-Fi and changing your password please take a look at Ask Us, an online knowledge base of FAQ –

Find out more about Library and Learning Services at


The Careers team aims to help students develop their employability, offering opportunities to learn, gain transferable skills and acquire relevant work experience. We encourage all students to use our services from 1st year onwards.

We can help you with the following:

Part-time work and summer jobs

From looking for part-time work to writing your CV, job applications to preparing for interview, we can support you in your search for part-time work. Read more on our website.

Top tips for finding a part-time jobs

  1. Update your CV before starting university
  2. Have a look at the Careers website for more useful information and tips
  3. Consider finding a job on campus – over 1,000 students work on campus, usually on a casual ad hoc basis to fit around their studies. Don’t worry as most of these jobs will only be advertised from Freshers/Welcome week
  4. Keep an eye on these websites which advertise local jobs, including these: E4S and this site has some good tips and advice for students:
  5. There are lots of opportunities to work in hospitality roles locally and on campus. Some of these will be seasonal roles.  Further advice on part-time work is on the  Careers website

Once you start at Edge Hill University you will be able to this help: *Please note:  You will not be able to access these until Freshers/Welcome Week

  • Our On-line Vacancy Service
  • Appointments (face to face or telephone)
  • Email advice
  • Information sessions and workshops

We also offer the Extra-Edge Certificate to first years who have part-time jobs.  The Certificate recognises the importance of work-related skills gained through a variety of work experience.  You will have the opportunity to register for the Certificate from the start of the next academic year.


Why not boost your CV by volunteering your time? Volunteering can be a route to employment, or a way to try something which may help you choose a career. It also provides a great opportunity to give something back to the community. Read more on our website.

The Language Centre

If you would like to study a language alongside your degree, you can join Language Steps, our extracurricular evening languages classes. Languages available are Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. All languages are available at three levels, Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3. Language Steps courses complement all degree programmes and provide the perfect opportunity to meet new people, pick up a new hobby and enhance you CV outside of the classroom. These courses are non-credit bearing but the Language Centre can provide a letter of confirmation as testament of your participation on the course. To find out more about Language Steps, please refer to our website.

The Conversation Exchange Scheme is a tandem-learning, language-sharing programme open to the whole university community. Open to speakers of all languages on campus, by signing up, you can connect with speakers of your target language and improve your language skills whilst simultaneously helping others with your language. The Conversation Exchange Scheme is flexible and provides the perfect opportunity to help you consolidate your language skills outside of the classroom.

If you would like any more information about any of the Language Centre’s provision, or if you have any questions, please contact Lucy McNally by emailing or calling 01695 650707.

You can also visit our website.

Student Opportunity Fund

Our Student Opportunity Fund offers support for career enhancing  opportunities which will help  you develop personally and academically. If you have any queries related to the Student Opportunity Fund, support is available from the Scholarships Officer on

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