Campus and Facilities

Edge Hill Student Crowd 2018 Top 10 Campus Award logo.Edge 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 voted by students as one of the best in the UK (Studentcrowd 2018) and ranked in the top three nationally for high quality facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).

The University has also been rated in the top two in the UK for a good environment on campus (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016) and been recognised as the safest campus in the North West (Complete University Guide 2018).

Our 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, nearly 2,500 rooms in halls of residence, and plenty of places to study, socialise and relax.

Latest Developments

Artist's impression of the new Simulation and Skills Education Centre.A £4m transformation of the existing LINC building has created a new Simulation and Skills Education Centre which will be home to the University’s Medical School.

This follows the opening of the £27 million Catalyst building which provides 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. The building has been shortlisted for Project of the Year (Universities and Colleges) at the Education Estates Awards 2019.

Additional recent developments include the opening of the EHU Police Training and Simulation Facility, the creation of a distinctive new performance studio, and the introduction of contemporary new teaching spaces for Law, Psychology and Languages students.

Previous major developments, completed in the last five years, include:

  • Two students walk outside the Tech Hub.The £13 million Technology Hub which houses the UK’s first super immersive 3D virtual environment;
  • A £30 million Sports Centre, opened by Olympic heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson;
  • Suites of brand new Biology and Geography laboratories.

Our halls of residence have also undergone significant development, including the opening of Woodland Court, which provides dedicated accommodation for senior undergraduate (Year 3) students, and recent modernisation work to the eastern wing of Main Halls.

Campus Gallery

Take an in-depth look at our award-winning campus with our campus gallery 

Subject-Specific Facilities

Students engage in practical activities in a Biosciences laboratory with safety cabinets.Whichever 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 bioscience laboratories, we can provide you with the very best realistic working environments in which to enhance and develop your skills.

For details of the subject-specific facilities for your intended subject area, please refer to our undergraduate and postgraduate subject pages.

View our undergraduate subject pages

View our postgraduate subject pages

Learning Resources

A student reads a book while typing on a laptop in the University library in the Catalyst building.Departmental facilities are complemented by the University library which forms part of the new Catalyst building,

The library 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).

Virtual Tour App

Explore the facilities and find your way around the campus with our GPS-enabled ‘Edge Hill Uni Virtual Tour App’.

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Visit Us

A student guide shows a prospective student and her mother round the campus near Chancellors Court.Discover Edge Hill University for yourself by booking a place at our next open day where you will have the opportunity to join a tour led by a student guide.

You can view dates and book your place on our Open Days page.

If you are unable to attend an open day, a programme of campus tours is also available.

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