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Affordable campus

As a campus university, Edge Hill has everything you need in one place. You will find accommodation, fitness facilities, entertainment, catering, and support services to help you thrive for less.


Not only is it convenient to live on campus, but it also reduces your living costs. Don’t just take our word for it – our halls fees are below the national average. Plus, our accommodation was a finalist in the best value for money category of Global Student Living Awards, 2022.

We have accommodation to fit every budget. Utility bills are included in our accommodation costs, so you don’t have to worry about additional payments. All our halls of residence include free Wi-Fi. You can also enjoy a four-week free trial for the Sports Centre if you’ve made us your firm choice through UCAS and you’ve applied for your on-campus accommodation.

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Facilities and resources

We’re continually investing in our campus to transform your opportunities. Our outstanding spaces not only prepare you for the world of work, but are also inspiring to be around. Discover why we were voted 2nd in the North West for learning resources (National Student Survey 2022) and 2rd in the UK for university facilities (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023).

While you study, you’ll get free access to our state-of-the-art facilities, purpose built to ensure you’re developing the skills and knowledge employers desire. From outstanding study spaces to simulated workplaces, we have the specialist facilities to help you achieve success.

You’ll find all the information about the facilities for your subject area on our subject pages.

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You needn’t splash the cash on expensive computer software when you come to Edge Hill. Catalyst offers over 100 laptops that you can borrow, as well as over 350 fixed PCs and specialist work stations. They’re accessible 24/7 during term time. If you require Assistive Technology, we provide free resources including text to speech software and mind-mapping tools to support your learning.

Loan a laptop Find Assistive Technology

There are 230,000 books available from Catalyst and through our digital catalogue, DiscoverMore. Just use your Edge Hill login and browse our books, eBooks and journals. If you can’t find the text you’re looking for, put in a request with our You want it, we get it service. We’ll either purchase the item for our stock or loan it from another library. It doesn’t cost you a penny.

Browse the library catalogue

Looking for historical resources? The Edge Hill archive is a free-to-access repository for all material relating to the history of the University. They also stock collections relating to film and television studies, the First World War, the Hillsborough tragedy, and historical documents.

Browse the archive catalogue

Sports and fitness facilities

An aerial shot of Edge Hill Sport at sunset, including pitches and the 2.5km conditioning trail.

Forget expensive monthly gym memberships. Sign up to Edge Hill Sport’s annual student membership instead. At just £75 per year, you’ll get access to a wide range of fantastic sports and fitness facilities.

You can keep fit for free with our purpose built 2.5km conditioning trail. It incorporates changes in gradients and fitness stations along the route.

And don’t forget to take advantage of the scenic walks our 160-acre campus offers. We have introduced ecological features and wildlife habitats linking mixed-woodland areas and footpaths to Ruff Wood.

See what’s on at Edge Hill Sport

Food and catering

Our catering outlets are offering a daily hot meal for £1.50, as well as a range of other catering discounts across campus. If you’re a commuter student, start your day right with a free hot drink and breakfast item every Tuesday and Thursday in Creative Edge between 8am and 9am. 

Register for Upay to pay for Edge Hill catering with your Unicard or mobile. Online services include your access to discounts, promotions, and collected loyalty points.

View Upay deals and meal deals

Socials and entertainment

A good work/life balance is a must. That’s why we offer a range of budget-friendly activities and events on and off campus.

Enjoy free events, performances and Free Film Fridays at The Arts Centre. The Arts Centre membership scheme is exclusive to our students, and it’s totally free. Bring your student ID to the Box Office and sign up for the scheme. There’s even an outdoor theatre and cinema that you can enjoy in the summer months.

See what’s on at The Arts Centre

There’s something going on every night of the week at the SU Bar and Venue, so you can save travel costs if you live on-campus or in the Ormskirk area. Whether you want to take part in a quiz, get involved in karaoke, or dance the night away at SOCIAL, we have the evening for you.

See what’s on at the Student Union

Our Students’ Union has over 70 societies including academic societies, hobbies and interest based societies, and faith and culture societies. Join free meetings and social events, where you can meet likeminded people and organise exciting, budget-friendly activities.

Find a society and join online

There’s a range of competitive and friendly sports teams you can join through Edge Hill. Enjoy free events throughout the year, such as a Dodgeball Tournament and Old School Sports Day.

Discover campus sport at Edge Hill

Health and wellbeing support

You’re never alone at Edge Hill. Whether you need health and wellbeing advice or sustained support, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

  • Free sanitary products are available across campus. Check our EHSU webpages for more information about where our menstruation stations can be found. 
  • If you have disclosed a disability on your University application, our expert Inclusion Team will provide you with free, confidential support and adjustments.  
  • If you are experiencing challenges related to Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), our SpLD Support team are here to help. Find help with your academic skills and get free access Assistive Technology (AT). Meet your maximum potential, free of charge.  
  • Find a range of support including local NHS services, wellbeing appointments and workshops, and self-help resources on our dedicated Wellbeing pages. Counselling is available at the Ormskirk campus, free of charge to full-time and part-time students. 
Health and wellbeing stand at an open day

Travelling to campus

We offer a range of cost-effective transport initiatives to help you get from A to B. If you’re a commuter who drives or cycles, we have on-campus facilities to accommodate you. You can find out more about local travel on our Affordable Ormskirk webpage.

Edge Hill is one of only two out of 133 universities in the UK that do not charge for campus parking. In fact, many universities do not provide parking facilities at all. We offer 2,400 parking spaces free of charge to staff and students, making your journey to campus a smooth one.

Request a parking permit

A great way to guarantee a parking space is by connecting with another commuter. To reduce the amount of cars on campus, we have partnered with Liftshare. The groups are free to join, and you don’t need your own car – many drivers are happy to offer a lift in exchange for a contribution to petrol costs. You can sign up to Liftshare as an Edge Hill student and reserve your parking space online.

Sign up to Liftshare Reserve a parking space

If you’re a cyclist who works or studies at Edge Hill, you can join the Bike Locker Users’ Club (BLUC). By becoming a member, you can store your bike in any of the BLUC lockers on campus.

Join the Bike Locker Users’ Club


A group of students sitting in front of a lake in campus. The students are all wearing interview clothes.

If you need smart clothing for an upcoming interview, we’ve got you covered. The Student Opportunity Fund have set up a fantastic free-to-access interview clothing collection to get you kitted-out for free. Make an appointment to see the collection by emailing [email protected]. If we have the right outfit for you, it’s yours to keep.

You can find out more about affordable clothing on our Affordable Ormskirk webpage.