Rachel Gilks

BSc (Hons) Physical Geography and Geology

Within the Geography Department the lecturer to student ratio is brilliant and it was a relief to know that I wouldn’t just disappear into the crowd.

“When I came to Edge Hill University for the first time I immediately liked the setting and how easy it was to travel to nearby cities for shopping or nights out. Also, within the Geography Department the lecturer to student ratio is brilliant and it was a relief to know that I wouldn’t just disappear into the crowd.

Campus life is busy, with gatherings in other halls and socials organised by the student associations, which helps you to get introduced to other students in all years and also gives you good contacts.

Clubs are another brilliant way of making friends throughout the University to enrich your social life. I’m currently part of the cheerleading display squad and on their committee; I’m a WOP for the People and Planet society, which raises environmental awareness within the University to help make Edge Hill’s campus and students increasingly eco-friendly; I take part in badminton, boxercise and the outdoor club, which involves things like rock climbing and rafting. As well as this I’m also a Student Representative and on the Health and Safety committee in the NGAS department, and somewhere in among that I fit in my uni work!

I signed up to the ‘Hi’ website when I first applied to study here and I thought it was a brilliant way for prospective students and current students to talk about their experiences. As I am part of many clubs and have friends on a wide variety of courses, being a blogger now allows me to offer valuable information and insight to future students.”

Read Rachel’s blog at blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/rachelgilks.

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