Guide for Parents

Guide for ParentsWhen the time comes for your student to start university, it’s a proud moment and represents a significant milestone in their lives.

These pages will help you to navigate the process successfully, ensuring that they reach an informed decision as they choose a course and university and apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can also get practical advice on how to help to prepare for university with our checklist of the things they need to do after submitting their application.

We hope this information will be useful in enabling you to offer advice and support as your student embarks on their student journey.

Why choose Edge Hill University?

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 Modern University of the Year logoThere are plenty of reasons for your student to study at Edge Hill University. Most recently we have been crowned Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

This prestigious award highlights our outstanding facilities, the quality of our teaching, with courses designed to meet employer’s needs in a competitive jobs market, and our continuous investment in the student experience.

For our exceptional progress made in innovation and dedication to placing students at the heart of everything we do, we received University of the Year in the Educate North Awards 2020-21.

Award-winning teaching

Edge Hill has an excellent reputation for teaching in the classroom, rated in the top 20% in the UK. In 2018 we also received international acclaim winning the Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award, recognising our ‘quality of support and engagement infrastructure for students’.

From our TV studio to fully operational theatres, our sports therapy and rehab clinics to our Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, we provide our students with the very best realistic working environments in which to enhance and develop their skills. Our outstanding facilities are rated top in the North West and top five in the UK (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020) and top in the North West for learning resources (National Student Survey 2020).

Beautiful campus

Located in the heart of the North West of England boasting excellent transport links, our stunning campus combines state-of-the-art facilities with beautifully landscaped grounds, historic architecture, two lakes and even a beach. This creates an innovative and inspiring learning environment. It’s therefore no surprise that the campus is recognised as one of the world’s best green spaces (Green Flag Award 2020).

See our campus by booking onto an open day or using our virtual tour.

Employability focus

Partnerships with schools, colleges and businesses enable students to gain vital experience working on placement in a professional environment, alongside field trips, graduate enterprise, language study, and sandwich year or year abroad options. Many of our degrees offer accreditation or exemptions towards professional awards. There are extensive additional opportunities for your student to volunteer, find a part-time job and secure summer work to enhance their CV. Our award-winning Careers team can also provide expert assistance and advice in securing graduate employment. 95.8% of our students are employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).

Outstanding student support

The University has been recognised as having the Best Student Support in the North West and Top 10 in the UK (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020). Whether your student has an accommodation query, needs money advice, wants a confidential one-to-one with a qualified counsellor, or wants to make use of our multi-faith chaplaincy or health and wellbeing service, our comprehensive student support means help and advice will always be available. Dedicated assistance for students with a disability or dyslexia includes support tailored to individual learning requirements and personal needs, as well as the use of assistive technology.

Come and see for yourself

Students walk near the Law and Psychology building.The best way to learn about us is to come to an open day. They happen throughout the year, and offer the opportunity to:

  • tour subject buildings
  • speak to tutors
  • see our on-campus accommodation
  • explore our beautiful campus
  • find out more about the student support we offer.
Book your place online

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:

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