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Welcome to Edge Hill University. We know that starting university is one of the most exciting times of your life. But we also know that between working out your timetable, making new friends and settling into a new place, you may not have had a chance to take in all your induction and welcome information.

So, we’ve brought some useful information together to help you settle in and get the most out of your first few days.

Have you fully enrolled onto your course?

You should have completed Stage One of enrolment online before you arrived. You also need to complete Stage Two so you can access your online sessions and receive your student loan on time.

If you’re not sure how to complete enrolment, visit the enrolment FAQs page.

Are you familiar with your Induction timetable?

The timetable tells you what you’re doing and where you need to be. You can view yours on your applicants’ page.

Get involved in Student Life

There’s so much going on that you might not know where to start. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with this handy list of highlights:

State-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities

25 metre swimming pool in Edge Hill Sport

There’s something for everyone at the Sports Centre. Try out the fitness suite, swimming pool, classes and racket sports with a FREE trial student membership.

If you enjoy using our fantastic facilities, you can then purchase your student membership for a discounted price of just £90 for the whole academic year. But you must purchase it before 9 October. This membership includes the fitness suite, exercise classes, swimming and Campus Sport programme.

Don’t miss out on this great offer. For further details and to join pop into the Sports Centre or visit the Edge Hill Sport webpage.

Edge Hill Sport now offers 1-2-1 personal training. This means whatever your goals, fitness level or experience our Personal Trainers are here to help you reach them.

The Campus Sport programme provides the opportunity to enjoy sport in a social non-competitive environment. Why not get involved and try out a range of activities regardless of your ability? We aim to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere that is inclusive for all. Head to the Edge Hill Sport page for more information.

Feeling peckish? You’ll be spoilt for choice.

From authentic street food and vegan graze boxes to pizza and paninis, there’s a wide range of food outlets around campus including:

  • Garden 41, Faculty of Health building
  • Roots Kitchen, Faculty of Education Lakeside building
  • Subway, The Hub

For more information including menus and opening times visit Food at Edge Hill

Bringing your own food to campus? You’ll find microwaves and a hot water tap in the 41 Below commuter hub. This is located in the basement of the Health building.

Students sit outside Roots kitchen

Looking for some quality entertainment?

The Arts Centre runs an exciting programme of events including film screenings, talks and comedy performances. And best of all, they are all free for our students.

The Arts Centre from outside at night time

Here’s our top picks for the next few weeks:

Keep up to date with what’s on in The Arts Centre by viewing their webpage. There are new events added regularly.

To order your free tickets, email [email protected]

Upcoming events

  • The Arts Centre: Find out what’s on in The Arts Centre by logging onto the Student Life Portal.
  • Early Years and Primary PGCE: Early Years and Primary PGCE students are invited to attend a party at the Piazza on Friday 1 September 12pm – 1pm where food and drinks will be available.
  • Secondary PGCE and PGDE Post-14 Education: Secondary PGCE and PGDE students are invited to attend a party at the Piazza on Wednesday 13 September 12pm – 1pm where food and drinks will be available.
  • EHSU Welcome Fair: Wednesday 27 September, the Hub, 10am – 2pm. It’s time to meet your Students’ Union. The Welcome Fair is your opportunity to find your feet, sign up for societies, and learn more about what EHSU has to offer. Don’t forget to pick up your freebies. For full details of EHSU events and activities during Welcome Week, including how to get your wristband for early entry, exclusive drinks offers and merchandise, visit

What’s happening on campus?

Here at Edge Hill, we are constantly improving our facilities. And right now we are working on three main areas:

Brand new SU

By now we are sure you are aware that our beloved Students’ Union facility is getting an upgrade. The new space will home flexible indoor spaces which can be used for events both day and night. Everything from society rooms to informal open spaces and the technology to create more interactive experiences. The social spaces will also spill over to the outdoors. Get ready for an outdoor cinema, food markets as well as places to meet up, relax and belong. It is going to be great.

An artist's impression of the new Life Sciences facility at Edge Hill University.

State-of-the-art Life Sciences facilities

Our new Life Sciences building will be ready in 2024. Investing in your future, this building will help to make advances in the University’s Biomedical research. With work being done in areas such as cancer, neurobiology, genetic skin conditions and ageing.

Even more accommodation

We are proud to have been voted top University in the UK on UniCompare. As well as our halls being voted in the top 10 nationally by Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023. Both of these awards are a result of students like you voting. We have invested £23.6m to add another 232 en-suite rooms to our campus. Now even more students can enjoy our outstanding living experience.

The new developments will contribute to a campus atmosphere that will inspire you, both academically and socially. Providing space to breathe and develop your potential.

Need a breather?

The Faith and Reflection Room is based in the Magnolia building at Forest Court. It provides a space for prayer, meditation, or reflection. You can access the room 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Between 6am and 9pm, Monday to Friday, you can get in by swiping your Unicard. Outside of these times, the door is locked please go to the Security and Customer Information Centre, at the University’s Main Entrance and they will let you in.

Got a question, need help, or not sure where to go?

There’s a range of ways we can help.

Catalyst Helpdesk Team

The Catalyst Helpdesk Team are there to answer questions about most aspects of university life. So it’s a great place to go if you’re unsure about who to speak to. Even if it feels like you have a silly question, it will probably have been asked before. Don’t be afraid to pop in and ask. The Helpdesk is located on the ground floor of Catalyst.

The team can also help you by phone or email so wherever you are, you can easily get in touch. The helpdesk is available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 6pm at weekends.

Catalyst phone: 01695 650800

Catalyst email: [email protected]

Campus Support Team

If you need any help out of hours, our Campus Support Team are available 24/7. You can speak to them by:

Visiting the Security and Customer Information Centre on campus. See F6 of the Ormskirk campus map

Campus Support phone: 01695 584227

Campus Support WhatsApp: 07785 928911

Get in touch

For more information, contact Student Life.

August 31, 2023


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