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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 together some useful information to help you settle in and get the most out of your first few weeks.

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 during your first week at EHU. You can view yours on your applicants’ page.

If you have any questions, we’re on hand to help. You can use our online chat between 9 – 5pm from Monday 2 to Friday 26 January.

Want to make new friends and get involved in Student Life?

Student Life Portal

To find out what’s on around campus, visit the Student Life Portal. Explore events, find ways to develop, connect and find new friends. There really is something for everyone. And it’s all in one place. Some events require you to book in advance, so we recommend checking in regularly. To access the Student Life Portal you will need log in with your student ID number.

Campus Connectors

Our friendly team of Campus Connectors can be seen around campus wearing purple tops. Ask them anything and they will be able to help. You can meet our Connectors at:

group shot of all the campus connectors taking a selfie outside catalyst

The Student Life Arch

The Hub

The Campus Connectors will be at the Student Life Arch to give you a warm welcome and to tell you more about life at Edge Hill.

  • Monday 8 January 11.30am – 1pm
  • Monday 15 January 11.30am – 1pm
  • Monday 22 January 11.30am – 1pm

Get Connected

Want to make friends? Try new things and grow your EHU community? Why not come along to Get Connected.

  • Friday 5 January 2-4pm – Welcome Back
  • Monday 8 January 4-6pm – Games Night
  • Monday 15 January 4-6pm – Lets get Quizzical  
  • Monday 22 January 4-6pm – Dive Into Campus Sport  
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Two International students talking

Global Café

Come along and have an international experience. Find out what global cultures we celebrate from around the world.

  • Thursday 18 January 4-6pm – Human Bingo
  • Tuesday 23 January 4-6pm – Languages/English culture

Commuter Breakfast

Creative Edge Foyer

Commuting to campus? Come along to the Commuter Breakfast. Grab a free tea or coffee and a snack. Get connected with peers. And start your day the right way.

Commuter Breakfast is available every Tuesday and Thursday between 8-9am.

Creative Edge
a group of three stufents sat talking in the Hub with text overlay reading student voice survey, complete by Sunday 3 December

Saturday Social

Saturday 20 January 1-3pm, The Hub

There’s no chance you can get bored on campus. Head to our Saturday Social for fun activities with our Campus Connectors. The perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

EHSU Welcome Fair

Wednesday 24 January 10am-2pm, the Hub

It’s time to meet your Students’ Union. Our Welcome Fair is your opportunity to find your feet, sign up to societies, and learn more about what EHSU has to offer. Don’t forget to pick up some freebies. For full details of EHSU events and activities including how to get your pass bundles, exclusive drinks offers and merchandise, visit their website.

Students at the Students' Union stand on Welcome Sunday.

Some events require a booking. Please check the Student Life Portal before attending to avoid disappointment.

Life in Halls

If you live on campus the Residential Life Team, alongside your student Campus Connectors, are here to make your university experience a memorable one. Whether it’s trips, interhall competitions, flat giveaways or getting involved in sports, arts and social events. There’s something for everyone.

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Got ideas?

We would love to hear any ideas you have for our Residential Life Team to make your experience in halls even better. Contact the team via

Sport and fitness facilities

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. Choose from a membership that suits you best. Either £75 (January – August 2024) or £99 (January – December). 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.

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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.

Students sit outside Roots kitchen

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
  • EHU Market, The Hub
  • 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.

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.

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

The outside of The Arts Centre

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

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:

An artist's impression of the proposed new Students' Union building and accommodation at Edge Hill University.

Brand new SU

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.

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.

An artist's impression of the new Life Sciences facility at Edge Hill University.
An artist's impression of the proposed new Students' Union building and accommodation at Edge Hill University.

Even more accommodation

We are proud to have been awarded Best University Accommodation in the UK on Uni Compare. As well as our halls being voted in the top 10 nationally in the 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 (based in the Magnolia building at Forest Court) is available to all as a space for prayer, meditation, or just to relax. You can access the Room 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Between 6am and 9pm, Monday to Friday, entry is available by swiping your Unicard. Outside of these times the door is manually locked.  If the door is locked please go to the Security and Customer Information Centre, at the University Main Entrance.

Feeling lonely or struggling to settle in?

There’s lots going on during Induction Week to keep you busy and help you socialise, but you may also feel lonely or be struggling to settle in. We want you to know that there’s plenty of support available if you need it. Look out for the Induction Week helpdesk on campus where you can talk to staff. Chat to one of your Campus Connectors. They have been in your shoes and know what it’s like. Or you can visit the Supporting your transition to University webpage. There you can find information on what to expect, overcoming worries and support on the different aspects of university life.

To find support teams across campus, visit the Student Services webpage. No matter how you are feeling, we have details on how we can help you.

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

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.

All that’s left to say right now is, welcome to EHU. We are here for you every step of the way.

September 20, 2023


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