Campus and Facilities

Students walk past the Catalyst building at dusk.Home to the Modern University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022), 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 top in the North West and in the top five in the UK for University facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020) and top in the North West for learning resources (National Student Survey 2020). It has been named as the safest campus in the North West for nine consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2020) and has also been recognised as one of the top five campuses in the UK (StudentCrowd 2018) and one of the UK’s best green spaces (Green Flag Award 2021).

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, more than 2,300 rooms in halls of residence, and plenty of places to study, socialise and relax. You can watch our student-led campus tour in the video below and then explore the campus yourself using our Virtual Campus Tour page. 

Latest Developments

Clinical rooms in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre.Following a multi-million pound investment, the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre provides enhanced facilities for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine students to benefit from ward-based simulations, an anatomy and ultrasound resource centre, a ‘Better at Home’ suite, simulated operating theatre, and consultation and debriefing rooms.

This follows the opening of the £27 million Catalyst building which provided the 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 was 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 six years, include:

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).

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.

For directions and public transport links, visit

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