There’s so much to find out about Edge Hill University, it can be tricky to know where to begin. If you’ve got a question, use our handy guide below.
The Arts Centre
We’re so excited to welcome our new students to The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University, where all the performances and films are free with your free student membership. The Arts Centre has an exciting programme of cinema, live music, theatre, dance, National Theatre and RSC Live productions taking place throughout the year. We welcome some of the biggest names in comedy including Katherine Ryan, James Acaster and Russell Kane to name just three who have played to sell-out audiences in the past two years.
Throughout your Induction Week we’ll be bringing you the most recent cinema releases, and you can look forward to a fantastic comedy performance, exclusively available to EHU Students, with one of the biggest names in comedy. Full details will be announced from mid-September on our website ehu.ac.uk/artscentre where you’ll be able to find full details of our cinema programme, and other comedy, music, performances and films which will take place throughout the autumn. Come and say hello to us at the box office when you arrive, pick up your free membership card, and we’ll let you know about all of the exciting plans we have throughout the year.
Clubs & 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!
Council Tax Exemption
Once you are fully enrolled you will be able to request a Confirmation of Student Registration Certificate online. This certificate will be emailed to your Edge Hill email account, will act as proof of your enrolment on your course and can be submitted to your Local Authority for Council Tax exemption. This will be valid for the current academic session only.
Please note, Confirmation of Student Registration Certificates (CSRC) will only be available from the first teaching week of term and this will differ depending on the term dates of your programme. A button to request a CSRC will be made available via your Student Record on your Student Homepage during your first week of term, if the button does not appear and you believe you are eligible for council tax exemption, please contact the Enrolment team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edge Hill Sports
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.
Finding friends on Facebook
If you’re living off-campus and commuting in, these Facebook groups will help you make friends before you arrive!
- Living off campus – commuting
- Living off-campus – in Ormskirk
- Living in the Wirral
- Students’ Union Official Freshers’ Facebook Group 2020
To find your flatmates in our Ormskirk Campus Halls of Residence, check our list of Halls facebook groups here
Food and Drink
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. Find out more at the Food at Edge Hill website.
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.
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.
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.
Further information about both vaccinations can be found on the NHS Choices website.
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 about renting privately offers some useful tips to help you make the right choice.
Post & 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.
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 on our travel pages.
There is an on-site McColl’s convenience store and the Students’ Union shop, both of which sell food, drink and stationery.
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 please visit our Edge Link Travel page.
To see term dates for your programme, please visit this page on our website.
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.