Campus and Facilities

WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017Edge Hill University’s stunning campus is located in the heart of the North West, close to the thriving market town of Ormskirk and a short distance from Liverpool, Southport and Manchester.

The campus has been ranked in the top three nationally for high quality facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016) and rated the safest in the North West (Complete University Guide 2017). The University has also been voted in the top two in the UK for a good environment on campus (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).

Sports CentreOur combination of beautifully landscaped grounds, state-of-the-art facilities, historic architecture, lakes and even a beach provides a unique and innovative place to study. Industry standard resources and cutting edge technology ensure a truly interactive student experience, complemented by 60 acres of sport and leisure facilities, more than 2,200 rooms in halls of residence, and plenty of places to study, socialise and relax.

Latest Developments

Tech HubMajor campus developments completed in the last six years include a £13 million Technology Hub, £30 million Sports Centre, £17 million Creative Edge building, suites of brand new Biology and Geography laboratories, a newly developed Arts Centre and a £13.5 million Student Hub. Our halls of residence have also undergone significant expansion.

Work is currently in progress on the £26 million Catalyst building which will house a new Library and the University’s Careers and Student Services functions.

CatalystThe 8,000 square metre building, planned for completion in June 2018, will provide the entire Edge Hill community with an inspiring 24/7 destination where welcoming, knowledgeable, professional staff are on hand to support student life, research, learning and career development.

Dedicated accommodation for senior undergraduate (Year 3) students is under construction adjacent to the Catalyst building. The new residences, which will include 263 bedrooms, will be completed in two phases, with the first opening in time for occupancy in academic year 2017/18 and the second completed for academic year 2018/19.

Subject-Specific Facilities

Creative EdgeWhichever subject you choose to study, you will be taught in a modern, inspiring learning environment with access to some of the best teaching and learning resources in Higher Education.

From our TV studio to our fully operational theatres, our sports therapy clinic to our clinical skills and simulation centre, we can provide you with the very best realistic working environments in which to enhance and develop your skills.

Advertising and Marketing

Advertising and Marketing programmes are based in the contemporary £8m Business and Law building which offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are additional social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, as well as an attractive roof garden and atrium.


Based in the £17m Creative Edge, practical animation work is supported by four dedicated animation studios equipped with 24? HD Cintiq Wacom Touch monitors, Rostrum camera stations, Rotational light-boxes, and industry standard software: Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Flash), Toon Boom Storyboard, Animate Pro, Autodesk Suite (including Maya, 3DS Max, Motion Builder), Nuke, Cinema 4D, ZBrush and VRay. Mac studio facilities provide access to the latest editing and audio software (AVID ProTools 11, Apple Logic X, Propellerhead Reason 7, Adobe SoundBooth CE, Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, and Sibelius).

The stop-motion studio is designed to professional standards, utilising Canon EOS 700D with 18-135mm IS Lens, Dragon Frame and Dedo lighting.

For Foley-FX work and voiceover production, you will utilise our audio post-production studios which come equipped with AVID ProTools HDX digital recording systems with C|24 control surfaces, as well as Waves and IK Multimedia, and a range of microphones (AKG, Coles, Neumann, sE, Electro Voice, etc). There are also several dedicated rehearsal rooms which provide electronic keyboards (Yamaha, Kawai) and a range of acoustic and electric guitars (Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, Taylor, etc), effects modules and practice amps.


The Biosciences building incorporates impressive, modern laboratories, offering exciting and highly relevant practical experience in some of the best equipped facilities in the country. Resources include confocal, fluorescence and scanning electron microscopes, DNA extraction and analysis equipment, and climate controlled insectories. Specialist information technology facilities are also available.

A number of the leading nature reserves in the country are in close proximity. You will be taught within a short travelling distance of impressive field sites such as one of the finest saltmarsh and dune systems in Europe, restored mires of international importance, hay meadows and limestone woodlands. Almost adjacent to the University is a farm sympathetically managed for biodiversity and a mixed woodland.

Business, Management and Accountancy

The £8m Business and Law building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Business School.

The three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Computing, IT and Web Development

The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13m Technology Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science students.

Modern computer laboratories are equipped with high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.

A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.

There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.

Learning resources include robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.


Housed in a £9m Centre of Excellence, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

Film and Television

Film and Television students benefit from high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels that can be operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Asset Management system (Editshare) which ensures a seamless tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work. There is a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. Based in the £17m Creative Edge, you can expect to use industry standard equipment such as vision mixers, sound mixing consoles, a chroma key infinity wall, and fully populated motorised lighting rigs.

Media editing booths are available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere). Creative Edge also boasts audio recording studios which enable you to access pro-Tools HD with dedicated Avid mixing desks, as well as sound practice and performance rooms.


The Geosciences building features a large lecture theatre, small group teaching rooms, physical geography and environmental science laboratories, a geology laboratory, a geo-engineering laboratory, geo-information laboratories and a large social area.

Law and Criminology

The £8m Business and Law building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Law and Criminology.

The three-storey building includes a dedicated law and criminology library and a 100-seat lecture theatre. A roof garden and atrium are other attractive features along with modern seminar and meeting rooms and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. Elsewhere on campus, there is a mooting room (a mock courtroom) in which students can train and practice their mooting skills.


The Department of Media is based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17m building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for creative media students.

Key features include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, photographic studio, radio studio and multimedia laboratory. The innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Dedicated support in the use of all creative media facilities is available through our Media Development Team.


Music production and audio post-production studios come equipped with AVID ProTools HDX digital recording systems with C|24 control surfaces, as well as Waves and IK Multimedia, and a range of microphones (AKG, Coles, Neumann, sE, Electro Voice, etc).

A dedicated Mac lab provides access to the latest audio software (AVID ProTools 11, Apple Logic X, Propellerhead Reason 7, Adobe SoundBooth CE, AVID ProTools 11, Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, Sibelius), and several dedicated rehearsal rooms, which provide electronic keyboards (Yamaha, Kawai), and a range of acoustic and electric guitars (Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, Taylor, etc), effects modules and practice amps.

In addition to the facilities within the £17m Creative Edge, a selection of acoustic pianos, grand and upright, are housed in the Department of Performing Arts, where there are also two recording studios and further practice rooms.

Nursing, Health and Social Care

Offering some of the best facilities for health and social care students in the country, the innovative £14m Faculty of Health and Social Care building incorporates leading edge clinical skills facilities, ten teaching rooms, an 860-seat lecture theatre and a number of social learning spaces.

Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice degree is delivered primarily at St James’ in Manchester city centre where it is also possible to study our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice degree and a small number of professional development programmes. Information about the facilities at St James’, as well as an image gallery, can be found on our dedicated St James’ page.

Performing Arts

The £7million redeveloped Arts Centre houses the Department of Performing Arts, in addition to the Rose and Studio Theatres, ensuring Performing Arts students gain practical experience to a professional standard.

Contemporary performance environments include dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully-equipped aerial performance space.

The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement Performing Arts programmes and entertain both students and the local community.


The Department of Psychology is based in a modern building equipped with high quality teaching and learning facilities and sophisticated research technologies. These include, for example, state-of-the-art eye trackers, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) methods, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for examining cognitive functioning and brain activity.

Other specialist laboratories for Psychology students include a group testing laboratory, observation rooms, soundproof cubicles, audio-visual suites and dedicated IT facilities equipped with subject specific software installed to support experimental work.


The Department of Sport and Physical Activity places a strong emphasis on practical work, underpinned by outstanding facilities including dedicated biomechanics, physiology, kinanthropometry and psychology laboratories, as well as a sports therapy clinic and a sport and exercise rehabilitation centre.

There are £30 million of sport and leisure facilities across 60 acres on campus, including top-of-the-range 3G football and rugby pitches, hockey pitches, tennis courts, a competition-standard athletics track and an athletics field. A new sports centre boasts a 25-metre swimming pool, sports hall, an 80-station fitness suite, aerobics studio, and a health suite with sauna and steam rooms.

Learning Resources

LibraryDepartmental facilities are complemented by the University library which stocks around 200,000 items, including books, journals, e-resources and multimedia. In addition, you can access PCs, laptops, software and assistive technologies.

Extensive social learning areas and study spaces enable group discussion, quiet work and silent study. The specialist team staffing our Ask Desk are available to assist with any queries, with dedicated support available for students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

A new library, part of a £36 million campus development, is scheduled to open in Summer 2018.

Campus Gallery

You can take an in-depth look at our award-winning campus by viewing our campus gallery.

Virtual Tour App

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