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Guide for parents and supporters

Success starts with both inspiration and opportunity. New possibilities open up. Friends are made for life. And ambitions seem more achievable. That’s what you’ll find at Edge Hill University.

University is a unique experience like no other. Whether you went to university or not yourself, we know that you’ll want to help and support your student along the way. And we’re here to support you.

Why choose us?

Since 1885, we’ve been helping students to embark on truly inspirational journeys by creating access to knowledge and opening up opportunities.

We’re extremely proud to have been named as Modern University of the Year and shortlisted for University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022). This prestigious award highlights our outstanding facilities, the quality of our teaching and our continuous investment in the student experience.

But don’t just listen to us. Our students also agree with the statistics, voting us top 15 in the UK for lecturers and teaching quality and top 5 in the UK for university halls (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2022). Our award-winning teaching facilities, combined with our beautiful green campus provides the perfect home-from-home for your student to grow and succeed.

A student and her parents unpack boxes as she moves into a hall of residence.

Come and see for yourself

Campus tours

Discover Edge Hill University by attending one of our campus tours to see what university life will be like for your student. Led by one of our current students, tours will show students where they will live, study, and the facilities they will use as part of their course. Find out more on our campus and facilities page.

Book your place online

Application advice for parents and supporters

Is your student ready to apply? It’s time to make their application count. Students can apply for up to five courses. The institution code for Edge Hill University is E42. Explore our applying through UCAS webpage for more information on the application process.

We’ve put together a guide to help you support your student with their higher education choices. Find out how to support your student:

  • with their university application
  • if they apply for university after the UCAS deadline
  • if they change their mind about their choices
  • if they don’t receive the grades they expected

Supporting your student

How you support your student will differ depending on where they are in their student journey. We have split our advice and guidance into two parts, to try and make it as easy as possible for you to use: