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Edge Hill University climbs the rankings to stay in North West’s top four institutions

May 29, 2024

Edge Hill University has retained its position as one of the top four universities in the North West, according to the Complete University Guide 2025.

Published annually, the Guide ranks 130 UK universities based on measures including entry standards, research quality, graduate prospects and student satisfaction. 

The University has risen three places and is now in its best position to date in the Guide’s league table, rising 38 places in the graduate prospects (on track) category and retaining its place in the UK top 20 for spend on facilities.

“We are delighted to have been placed in the top four in the North West again; the achievement recognises the hard work and dedication of the whole Edge Hill community and our commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience which equips students for their future careers.

“The ranking builds on our recent successes, including our top 35 position in the Guardian University Guide 2024 and being graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for our entire teacher training provision.”

Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater

The University has also achieved Gold for Student Experience in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023, Silver for Student Outcomes and Silver Overall, and several accolades in recognition of accommodation and facilities – Edge Hill was named as Best Student Home 2024, placed first for ‘best moving in experience’ and reached the top three in the UK for facilities.

Improvements to the student experience are ongoing, including the largest-ever investment in student accommodation opening in 2024 alongside a new Students’ Union and Life Sciences building as part of a £53m campus development.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the next cohort of students and their supporters to our award-winning campus at our upcoming open days in July when we’ll be sharing everything Edge Hill has to offer.”

Dr Cater

Book a place on an Open Day to experience Edge Hill University for yourself. The next dates are Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July; find more information and the full programme of dates here.

May 29, 2024


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