Summer Residentials

The Summer Residentials are aimed at Year 12 (Year 13 if in Northern Ireland) and 1st Year College students wanting an opportunity to experience University study before making their Higher Education choices. Students will receive university-level tuition from our academic tutors, engage with other prospective students and some of our current students.

All students will receive a project to complete during the event, which will be excellent preparation for University study and be a good example to use in your personal statement. You will also have the opportunity to join a series of live chat events throughout the event focusing on application and student finance advice, as well as speaking to our current students about life on campus.

If you would like to join our Virtual Summer Residential click the link below, please note all applicants are required to provide a school/college referee that can confirm your current year of study.

Applications for the 2020 Virtual Summer Residential are now closed.

If you have any queries about these events please contact  

Academic Workshops

You will gain a detailed insight into the way the courses are taught here at the university and will have access to the expert staff who deliver the courses. The workshops, sessions and activities that each department have put together have been arranged so that you can get a full and enriched experience of that particular department.

Project Based Work

Each department will set their own project-based learning task around a particular topic. This will enable students to try independent study as well as giving you the opportunity to practise your presentation skills. The informal presentation at the end of the final academic session will allow you to share your project with your group and department staff to get feedback on your ideas.

Preparation for University

As well as access to the academic departments, you will also receive an induction into the services and facilities that students use whist studying at university. Our current students can give you a great insight into what university life is really like, such as how they budget, the societies they are involved with and how they settled in to their new way of life. You will leave with an excellent understanding of what the Edge Hill University Student Experience includes.

Application Preparation

Over the course of the residential you will receive advice on how to apply to university and write your Personal Statement. By attending the Summer Residential you will gain excellent experience you can reference and use to demonstrate your commitment to attending university and pursuing your subject

As this residential event takes place during the summer holidays, students must enquire and apply individually. Details of the residential will be sent to key contacts within schools / colleges and displayed on this website.

If you are a Teacher or Careers Adviser and would like to be added to our key contacts database, please contact the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email

View a gallery of 90 images from the Year 12 Residentials that took place in Summer 2017 to gain a further insight into what to expect if you attend a summer residential in 2018

Student Profiles


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