Edge Hill University has strengthened its place as one of the best universities in the country at this year’s WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

The University is ranked in the top two in the University of the Year category amongst diversified English universities, fighting off tough competition from over 100 other institutions.

University accommodation also performed excellently, remaining in the top-two for the second year running and the Facilities on campus were recognised with third place after leaping from 13th place in just one year.

In the other shortlisted categories, Edge Hill surged up the table as the only North West university hitting the top 10, most significantly to first in the UK for Student Support amongst diversified universities and third amongst diversified English Universities for Job Prospects. International held a strong four place amongst Universities in England.

The University also leapt over 44 places in both the Student Union and Clubs and Societies categories.

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University, said:

“To retain our place within the top ten best universities and to be highly commended for our accommodation and facilities is a testament to our aim to provide students with an outstanding student experience. I’m delighted that we held or greatly improved our position in the other categories which shows we’re doing things right and that the students are happy with Edge Hill.”

The awards, now in their sixth year, are the only university experience awards based on student reviews with over 48,000 reviews collected this year.

Martha Longdon, Student Experience Board Member for the Office for Students and Whatuni Student Advisory Board Member, said:

“Reviews and comments are vital to improving the student experience and provide an invaluable narrative of university life by allowing students to feedback on the issues they care most about. As students are increasingly seen as partners and co-creators in their education, this method allows them not only to offer detailed praise and concerns, but also the opportunity to suggest creative and innovative solutions which institutions may not have considered.”

Note: A diversified university provides a full range of undergraduate degree courses; it is a non-specialist institution.