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Private accommodation

You’ve found your first-choice university, now let’s find your second home.

We want your time at Edge Hill University to be as productive as possible and choosing where to live is a huge part of your university experience. Live where makes you happy. Whether that’s a house within easy walking distance of campus, a flat in Liverpool, or perhaps you’d prefer to live in nearby towns like Southport, Wigan or St Helens?

Access to our bustling campus community

Students wait at the bus stop on campus for the Edge Link shuttle bus to Ormskirk.

Whichever off-campus location you choose, you will still be able to fully participate in university life. And, as part of our amazing student community, we think you’ll feel you belong here from day one. As an Edge Hill student, you’ll have access to great facilities like:

  • films in the Studio Theatre
  • drama, comedy, or live music performances at the Arts Centre
  • a wide variety of Students’ Union events
  • modern sport and leisure facilities
  • outstanding study spaces

Plus, access to all the University’s support services. Whether you need IT and library resources, somewhere to grab a coffee, the launderette, or social areas to hang with friends. The only difference to our on-campus students is that you won’t be sleeping here.

Choosing where to live when at Edge Hill University

The local area near the campus offers a variety of private accommodation, whether you wish to live in easy walking distance from the University or prefer to live in Liverpool or nearby towns such as Southport, Wigan or St Helens.

More than 1,000 Edge Hill students live in and love Ormskirk.

An historic Lancashire town full of character. Ormskirk shares Edge Hill’s community spirit. There’s something for everyone from farmers’ markets twice a week to independent shops, relaxed bars and great places to eat.

And the University is never far away. You can walk, cycle, or hop on the Edge Link shuttle bus and be at campus within minutes.

Another great thing about Ormskirk is the travel links to nearby areas. Whether you choose to live in Southport, Wigan or Liverpool there’s good public transport links that will get you on campus, on time.

A popular choice with our students – the centre of Liverpool is only 30 minutes away from Ormskirk on Merseyrail. Trains are every 15 minutes during the day and every half hour at evenings and on Sundays.

Finding the right accommodation for you

A little further afield from the University, towns such as Southport and Wigan also have student accommodation and good public transport links, while Liverpool has a large number of student properties and offers an exciting city-based alternative.

If you’re interested in renting private accommodation, start by speaking to our Accommodation Team for advice and guidance. And always remember:

Budget – Decide what you can afford to pay in rent before you start looking for properties.

Choice – There’s plenty of accommodation available so there’s no need to take the first house you look at.

View – Never take a house without viewing it first.

Advice – Before you sign any contract, seek advice from the Accommodation Team.

Contract – Do not enter into a contractual agreement with property owners unless they are registered with us.

We can help you find registered properties

A prospective student and his parents receive accommodatio advice at an open day.

Landlords must provide a copy of their contract and a current registered gas safety certificate (where applicable) before a property is placed on the University’s list of potential student accommodation.

Any contract you sign with a private property owner is a legally binding document for a fixed term and you are financially liable for the rent for the whole term of the contract. Be aware that the contractual agreement will be between you and the landlord – not Edge Hill University.

So, let’s work together from the start to get you into the right accommodation.

The Accommodation Team

The Accommodation Team provide a range of support services which can help you find somewhere to live. Whatever your idea of home may be, you’ll find all the inspiration you need at our house hunting workshops, housing fairs and the plenty of chances to meet up with other students to house-hunt together.

You can get in touch with the Accommodation Team on 01695 657555, email [email protected] or tweet @StudentsEHU.