On this page, you can also find out about the MenACWY vaccination, and get some tips on how to support your son or daughter as they make the transition to University life.
The enrolment process at Edge Hill consists of two stages, both of which are completed online.
The ﬁrst stage of enrolment will open on Tuesday 3 September. As part of this process you will need to provide the University with some personal information, including proof of your child’s identity.
Your son or daughter will need to complete stage two to conﬁrm their attendance on campus and release their student loan. They will need to do this when they ﬁrst arrive on campus, this will either be on their ﬁrst day of Induction Week or if your child is living in halls, the day they move in.
Finalising accommodation details
If your son or daughter is hoping to live in halls of residence on the Ormskirk campus, they will be notified via email if they have been successful in securing a room from Thursday 15 August, if all the conditions of their offer have been met. Moving in to halls happens on Welcome Sunday, 15 September.
If they have been allocated a room, your son or daughter must e-sign their Licence Agreement to confirm their room, within five working days of receiving their room offer. They will also need to pay the £150 deposit in full to secure their room and make arrangements to pay for their accommodation, these actions must be completed within five working days of e-signing their Licence Agreement.
Use the Getting Started web pages to find out more about preparing to live on-campus.
Meningococcal bacteria can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). Both diseases are very serious and can kill, especially if not diagnosed early. The early symptoms of meningococcal disease are similar to those of flu, so students need to be able to recognise the symptoms very quickly (even if they have been vaccinated, the vaccines offered through the routine immunisation programme do not protect against all forms of the disease). A full description of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia can be found at www.meningitis.org and www.meningitisnow.org.
Older students are at greatest risk of the MenW meningococcal disease, especially when starting university where they will come into contact with many new people of a similar age, so they will need to get vaccinated to protect themselves. Vaccination also reduces the risk of them carrying the bacteria and so protects other people. This should, in turn, prevent the numbers increasing to serious levels. Your son or daughter may have had a MenC vaccination as a baby and again more recently but this will not protect them against other meningococcal groups. The MenACWY vaccine will increase their protection against MenC and help to protect them against three other meningococcal groups (A, W and Y). It is still important to know the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia because there are many other bacteria that can also cause these illnesses, including the group B strain that is not covered by this vaccination.
Your son or daughter should contact their GP to arrange receiving the vaccine now, before they arrive at university. If this isn’t possible, your son or daughter should register with a GP in the area when they start university and arrange to get the vaccine there. This should be done straight away – ideally in the first week of term.
Public Health England (PHE) is also reminding young people to make sure they are vaccinated against measles, after new cases were reported across England. Young people who are unsure if they have been fully vaccinated should check with their GP and make an appointment to ensure they receive the 2 doses of MMR vaccine required.
Further information about both vaccinations can be found on the NHS Choices website.
Buy accommodation packs
Crockery, utensils, bedding and towel packs
If your son or daughter will be living on-campus then you can take advantage of our range of accommodation packs (a not-for-profit service) which are available to order online. Packs include bedding, towels, utensils and crockery. Visit the online store to view the packs and make an order when their room on-campus has been confirmed. Any items you order will be delivered directly to your son or daughter’s room prior to their arrival, at no extra cost.
Please be aware that INDUCTION STYLE SAUCEPANS are provided for students living in Palatine Court, Chancellors South, Chancellors Court, Graduates Court and Founders Court.
The University campus is well located to go food shopping with Morrisons, Aldi, B&M and Home Bargains nearby.
Welcome Sunday: welcome talks for Parents
Complimentary tea and coffee will be available for family, with information about key university services, and an opportunity to talk to staff and ﬁnd out about student opportunities for your child.
We are also running 20-minute optional welcome talks for parents throughout Welcome Sunday in The Hub, Main Building.
If you have any questions regarding preparing for university, or require any further information, you can contact us:
- 01695 657000