Between finding your way around campus, making new friends and settling into a new place, there’s lots to take on board. But don’t worry! We’re here to help you every step of the way. Watch our Induction Week video below and read on to find out what you need to do during your first week at Edge Hill University.
Your Induction Week timetable
Your Induction Week timetable provides all the information you need during your first week – including where you need to be and when! There are a range of activities planned for you, some taking place on-campus and others virtually. There are sessions to meet with your subject tutors and students on your course – which is a great way to get to know people you’ll be studying with.
To view your Induction Week timetable please select your programme from the drop down box on the Induction Week Timetable page here.
Enrol on your course
First things first, you need to make sure that you’ve fully enrolled onto your course. Enrolment is the process by which you confirm your personal details and agree to the University’s terms and conditions. This is different to the admissions process and you won’t receive your student loan until you’ve fully enrolled. You also won’t be able to get your Unicard, which acts as your student ID and allows you to access facilities across campus. If you’re not sure how to complete enrolment, Find out more details on the enrolment pages here.
Explore our support services
Studying at university can be different to anything you’ve done before and you’ll need to know how to get the most out of the library and other learning resources that you’ll need during your studies. Full details are available online.
Check in with your Personal Tutor
Every Edge Hill student has a Personal Tutor, who’s there to help you get the most out of university. You will meet in a group and also individually two or three times a year, and they are always available to discuss any personal or academic concerns you might have. You usually have the same personal tutor for the duration of your course.
Get to know your surroundings
Did you know that Edge Hill’s campus is award winning? There’s plenty to explore including social areas with outdoor seating, lakeside walks, hidden gardens and a nature trail complete with outdoor exercise equipment. Ormskirk town centre boasts beautiful parks and a lively high street with shops, banks, cafes, bars and a market twice a week. And, when you sign up to Totum via the Students’ Union, you’ll get exclusive student discounts in local shops and restaurants.
Get to know the Students’ Union
While much of your time at Edge Hill will be focused on studying, university is a place where you can develop all aspects of yourself. Whether that’s learning a new language, joining a society or sports club, or spending a year studying abroad, the SU’s Welcome Fair is the place to go to find out what’s on offer. This year the SU is offering a virtual programme, find out more here
Register with the medical centre
We strongly recommend that you register with the local GP service as soon as you can – for doctor’s appointments, nurse drop-in sessions and sexual health and contraception clinics on campus each week. It is not a good idea to leave it until you need to see a doctor as the registration process may delay your appointment.
Settle into campus life
If you’re struggling with settling in or feeling homesick, you’re not on your own. We offer a range of wellbeing workshops to support you throughout your time at Edge Hill. You may feel that you need to talk to someone who can help you get a fresh perspective on how you’re feeling and why. We offer a confidential counselling service especially for this purpose available to all students. You can book an initial appointment online.
Don’t forget you can take advantage of four weeks free access to Edge Hill Sport gym, pool and classes between 28 September and 28 October, with a year’s membership for just £100 after that. Exercise is a great way to boost your mood and relieve stress, not to mention make like-minded friends.
Find out what’s on
We have an exciting programme of events to help you settle in and find friends
Discover Campus Life at Edge Hill
The EHU Campus Life Team are here to help you make the most of your time with us at Edge Hill University. Let them help you to feel a part of our community and find the events you want to be at!
Over the year the team will be hosting and promoting a variety of activities on and off campus such as football tournaments, film nights, talent shows, shopping trips and seasonal events. They can point you in the direction of anything and everything you will be interested in as well as offer friendly advice and support about student life.
Follow the team’s social media accounts to keep up to date with what’s on:
Edge Hill University Chaplaincy is here to support students and staff of all faiths and none, helping to create a welcoming community on campus. Whether you face economic crisis, family and relationship problems, or simply wish to talk to us, our multi-faith chaplains offer a confidential and non-judgemental service from a spiritual perspective. Visit the Facebook page for further information
The Arts Centre has an exciting programme of events including film screenings, live outdoor comedy performances and games cafés. Keep an eye on the Arts Centre webpages for full details of their Induction Week programme and events coming up in the Autumn. Visit the website here.
The Students’ Union have a whole host of activities planned to welcome new students. Competitions, quiz nights, karaoke and live sports screenings are just some of the events planned. This year’s welcome fair will be taking place virtually on Wednesday 30 September 2020. For further details on this and other Students’ Union events being run throughout the week visit the SU website here
Edge Hill Sport
Edge Hill Sport are offering a free trial membership between 28 Sept and 25 October 2020 to all new students, equivalent to their Premier membership, which includes access to the fitness suite, swimming pool and classes as well as racket sports. Following this you can then purchase a full membership taking you up until 31 August 2021 for just £75! For further details including a programme of sessions visit the website here.
There are a number of options for grabbing a bite to eat whilst on campus. Visit the web page here for details of all the catering venues on site along with current opening times.
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