Whether you’re studying in Ormskirk or Manchester, you’re living on campus or at home, we’re here to help you make sure your Edge Hill experience is amazing in every way!
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…
Are you familiar with your Induction Week timetable?
The timetable tells you what you’re doing and where you need to be in your first week at EHU. Check yours here.
Don’t miss The Big Read!
We’re excited to announce that The Big Read is here – a shared reading scheme to help you create links with each other and the wider university community.
The fantastic novel The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu has been chosen as this year’s book…a powerful story of youth, race, sexuality and belonging; an uplifting page-turner which you won’t want to put down.
Free copies of the book are available from the Catalyst Helpdesk and:
- Business School foyer
- Creative Edge foyer
- English, History and Creative Arts foyer
- Faculty of Education foyer
- Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine foyer
- Hale Hall
- Manchester St James’ reception
We’re encouraging everyone to read it and pass it on to a friend or drop it back at one of the collection points for someone else to pick up and enjoy.
To take part, just read the book and join in the discussions. You’ll also have the chance to meet the author, Okechukwu Nzelu, when they visit campus on Thursday 10 February and have your book signed in person.
Find out more here.
Wednesday 26 January
Edge Hill SU Welcome Fair in the SU Venue @ Ormskirk
Our January Welcome Fair is a great opportunity for new students starting their courses in January to find out what the SU can offer you during your time at EHU.
Join us between 11.00am and 2.00pm to find out how you can get involved in societies, activities on campus and events in the local community.
The Arts Centre @ Ormskirk
Looking for some quality entertainment? Our Arts Centre is running an exciting programme of events including film screenings, comedy performances and games cafés. Most performances and screenings are free – just call into the Arts Centre box office when you’re on campus and pick up your free membership card.
Wednesday 26 January, 7.00pm, Arts Centre
The Ballad of Mulan
The real heroine behind the Chinese Legend that inspired Disney’s animation Mulan.
Saturday 29 January, 8.00pm, Arts Centre
A Rush of Laughter Comedy Night
Join us for a fantastic evening of comedy with stars of TV Rachel Fairburn, Hannah Platt and Tom Houghton.
Monday 31 January, 4.00pm and 5.00pm, The Hub
Tread Lightly On The Planet
Dance performance about the climate emergency – no booking required, just turn up!
Wednesday 2 February, 7.00pm, Arts Centre
NT Live: Leopoldstadt
Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.
Wednesday 9 February, 7.30pm, Arts Centre
FILM: No Time To Die
Daniel Craig returns one last time as James Bond.
Visit the Arts Centre What’s On page for the full list of events.
Thursday 27 January
Online Chinese New Year Cook Along
What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Tiger than by participating in this fun, virtual cooking experience with your family or house mates.
Join our interactive online cooking session, walking you through all aspects of the techniques required to prepare and cook Lion Head Meatball Casserole.
Visit the Confucius Institute webpage for more information and to book your place!
The Sports Centre @ Ormskirk
There’s something for everyone at the Sports Centre – try out the fitness suite, swimming pool, classes and racket sports. We’re offering a discount on annual student membership at the Sports Centre for either £75 (expires 31 August 2022) or £90 (expires 31 December 2022).
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.
Our Campus Life team are here to help you settle in to EHU.
Check out this week’s events below and keep up to date with future activities by following @EHUCampusLife on social media.
Wednesday 26 January, Students’ Union Welcome Fair, Students’ Union, 11.00am-2.00pm – pop along to our EHU Residents stall to be in with the chance of winning an Amazon voucher. Ask any questions about events, halls of residence and university life on campus.
Thursday 27 January, Throwback Thursday Virtual Quiz, Instagram Live, 5.00pm – all you need is your mobile device to take part. The code to join will be released on Instagram and there’s some great prizes up for grabs!
Friday 28 January, Free Film Friday and Campus Life Drop In, Arts Centre, 6.30pm – a great opportunity to ask our Campus Life Connectors any questions about university life, find out what events are planned for the rest of the semester, and watch a big-screen film for free!
Grab a Bite to Eat @ Ormskirk
There’s a great selection of outlets on campus including:
- Grab and Go in the Hub
- Starbucks in the Hub
- Roots Kitchen in the Faculty of Education building
- Subway in the Students’ Union
Take a look at our dedicated food webpages for full details and opening times.
Faith and Reflection Room @ Ormskirk
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 6.00am and 9.00pm, Monday to Friday, entry is through Unicard swipe. 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.