University Essentials

student-lifeThis page includes essential information you’ll need to be aware of as a student at Edge Hill.

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Sustainable travel

We encourage sustainable travel wherever possible and have developed a Travel Plan to include various sustainable travel initatives.

We provide a shuttle bus (EL1) connecting the campus to Ormskirk town centre, where links to other public transport links are available. On production of your Unicard, this journey will be free of charge. For full details and to see the timetable, click here.

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. Please click here for more information, including our Car Parking policy notice.

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. You will need to book a place and both people have to be in the car with both parking permits displayed in the windscreen. More details can be found here.

Post and parcels

Post and parcel collection is from the Post Room in 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 to Friday. Any letters that are not collected after two weeks will be returned to the sender, so please be sure to regularly call into the Post Room.

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 you are an elite athlete on a sports scholarship; want to play in a university sports team; or are someone who just wants to keep fit, try new activities and have an occasional social game with friends; we will help you achieve your goals.

We offer new students access to a 4 week free trial of Edge Hill Sport, which includes access to the fitness suite, exercise classes and swimming pool. We also provide the option of a discount for a paid membership after the trial, including 50% off any annual student membership.

See our membership options here.

Launderette

Our onsite launderette houses 19 automatic washing machines and 20 dryers, and is situated in the Students’ Union building opposite the SU Bar. The launderette is open 24 hours, 7 days a week excluding shutdown periods (Christmas and Easter), enabling students on placements to use the facility during unsociable hours.

Payment is made through the ‘Circuit Laundry’ app, or you can purchase a laundry card for £2 from the Students’ Union Shop next to Subway. Cards can be topped up on the Circuit laundry website (click here).

The facility can get busy during peak times, but students are able to see if there are any available machines from the comfort of their rooms by logging onto laundry view, here.

Catering

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, please visit our website.

The Students’ Union also manage the on-campus branch of SUBWAY.

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 the Students’ Union website here, and see what’s available – or find out how to create your own society.

Retail

There is an on-site McColl’s convenience store and the Students’ Union shop, both of which sell food, drink and stationery.

In addition, the University is located close to Ormskirk town centre where you will find other shops and amenities.

WiFi 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 safe – you will need them as soon as you arrive. You will use these details to access WiFi, logon to university PCs, complete the enrolment process and access the online library resources/Learning Edge.

Term dates

To see term dates for your programme, please visit this page on our website.

Council Tax Exemption

Once you are fully enrolled you will be able to request a Council Tax Exemption Certificate (CTEC) online. The certificate will be emailed to your Edge Hill email account. This will be valid for the current academic session only. Please note, CTECs will only be available from the first week of teaching week of term and this will differ depending on the term dates of your programme. A button to request a CTEC will be made available via your student record on your Student Homepage during your first week of term. If the button doesn’t appear and you believe you are eligible for council tax exemption, please contact us on enrolment@edgehill.ac.uk.

Meningitis vaccination

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. You may have had a MenC vaccination as a baby and again more recently but this will not protect you against other meningococcal groups. The MenACWY vaccine will increase your protection against MenC and help to protect you 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.

You should contact your GP to arrange receiving the vaccine now, before you arrive at university. If this isn’t possible, you should register with a GP in the area when you 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. More information about measles and the MMR Vaccine can be found here.

Further information about both vaccinations can be found on the NHS Choices website.

Your Induction Week

Induction Week runs from Monday 16 to Friday 20 September.

Your first week on campus will include your academic induction sessions and a range of social activities to introduce you to university life.

Your academic Induction Week sessions are all about settling in to your academic environment, meeting your tutors, making friends and generally finding your way around. As well as providing an introduction to your course, there will be opportunities to find out how to make best use of the Library and IT systems, and the full range of student support services available to you.

Please note that the academic sessions during your Induction Week are compulsory for all students. You are required to attend all your course-based sessions, but which social activities you choose, is up to you.

Watch the video below to find out more:

To find your Induction Week timetable please visit your course preparation page.

Off-campus accommodation finder

If you’re planning to rent in the future, or are currently renting privately either in Ormskirk or further afield, this webpage offers some useful tips to help you make the right choice.

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