Student Support

There are a range of support services to help and guide you during your time at Edge Hill, with dedicated teams who can provide advice on a wide range of areas.

Use the tabs on this page to find out what’s available and watch our helpful video below to find out more:

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 transitions@edgehill.ac.uk 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 inclusionteam@edgehill.ac.uk or visit ehu.ac.uk/inclusion for more information.

If you have a specific learning difficulty (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD), please contact Library & Learning Services SpLD team spld@edgehill.ac.uk or visit edgehill.ac.uk/ls/disability-support 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 – ehu.ac.uk/askus

Find out more about Library and Learning Services at edgehill.ac.uk/ls

Careers

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 on finding a part-time job

  1. Update your CV before starting university. Here’s a guide on how to do this:  CVs for a Part-time Job
  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:  www.savethestudent.org
  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.

Volunteering

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.

Find Out More

The Careers Centre provide CV tips and once you have enrolled you will have access to our dedicated online vacancy service. We advertise over 100 opportunities a month including part-time work, voluntary positions and Graduate vacancies. You can also access a wide range of resources and book on to workshops including CV building and job searching.

The Language Centre

There are two routes if you wish to study a language. If you are studying on an eligible programme, you can take a language module in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish as part of your degree. If you would like to study a language as a supplement to your degree, you can join Language Steps, our extracurricular evening language classes.

Languages available and eligibility

The Language Centre offers 20 credit elective modules in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish for students on eligible Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) programmes. To check if this is an option on your degree, please visit this web page and select your course where this information will be specified in the module listing for each programme. To elect a language module, simply select your chosen language when you make your module choices.

Entry criteria

All language modules are open to beginners as well as students with knowledge or experience of the target language as you will be divided into language level groups accordingly. Before teaching commences, we will ask you to complete a short Language Induction Form and we will use the information you provide to inform which group you are placed into. Please note that the language modules are not suitable for native speakers of the target language or those with near-native fluency.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The language modules consist one two-hour class once a week for the full academic year (semester 1 and semester 2), usually on a Thursday afternoon. You will also be expected to undertake independent study and take an active part in lessons by collaborating with your colleagues and engaging in all speaking, reading, writing and listening tasks. At level 4 (year 1 of your degree), the language module assessment consists of a portfolio and an essay in English.

Benefits

Studying a language module as part of your degree not only allows you to diversify your studies, it also enables you to develop new skills or consolidate and enhance existing language skills. Studying a language will also help you to improve your communication skills, gain an insight into other cultures and will enhance your employability. Learning a language is also ideal preparation for spending time abroad or travelling overseas.

Studying a language as an extracurricular activity

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.

Conversation Exchange Scheme

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.

 Want more information?

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 mcnallyl@edgehill.ac.uk 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 scholarships@edgehill.ac.uk.

Talk to current students

Applicant Mentoring Scheme

We understand that preparing to start university can be a confusing and overwhelming time. You may have questions and you don’t know who to ask, or you might just be wondering what happens next.

To help with any questions you may have, we have developed our Applicant Mentoring Scheme. By signing up to the scheme you will receive online help and support from a dedicated student who is currently studying in their first or second year at Edge Hill. Wherever possible, we will allocate your Student Mentor from a course that is similar to, or the same as, the one which you have applied for, giving you a unique opportunity to find out about your course from a student perspective.

To sign up to our Applicant Mentoring Scheme please email us on gettingstarted@edgehill.ac.uk.

Inside Edge Blog

You can also find out more about University life by reading blog posts from current students. Visit the Inside Edge website and see what they have to say.

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