Edge Hill University provides a comprehensive student support service.
We can help with almost any aspect of student life, ensuring that you have a rewarding and enjoyable student experience, achieve your full potential, and go on to further success in your future career.
Whether you need advice on managing your finances, help finding somewhere to live, or a confidential one-to-one with a qualified counsellor, our Student Services team are here to assist you.
- Accommodation – get help and support with any accommodation queries, whether you live on-campus or in private accommodation;
- Childcare – if you are a parent trying to find a safe and secure environment for pre-school children while you study, you can access guidance on childcare support;
- Counselling – benefit from one-to-one support, drop-in sessions, group therapy and workshops. A range of counselling services are available if you find yourself going through personal difficulties or struggling to manage your personal/student life;
- Disability and Dyslexia Support – inclusive support services are available for students with additional needs arising from physical or sensory impairments, medical or mental health issues, or autism. Our Inclusion Team can help provide a range of learning and personal support, tailored to your individual requirements;
- Health and Wellbeing – access essential health and wellbeing services such as a GP practice, an emergency room, and wellbeing advice on how to stop smoking, preventative medicine, sexual health and contraception;
- Money Advice – receive advice and guidance on managing your money and what financial support may be available;
- Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service – spiritual support and pastoral guidance are available through our multi-faith chaplaincy service regardless of your cultural identity or beliefs.
Student Services have been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark which recognises those institutions which go further to support care leavers.
You can contact the Student Services Desk on 01695 584554, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Student Information Centre. Further information is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentservices.
A new Student Services Centre, part of a £36 million campus development, is scheduled to open in Summer 2018.
SpLD Support Team
Additional support and software for students with Specific Learning Difficultiies (SpLD) is available through the SpLD Support Team based in the University Library.
An Assistive Technology room provides text to speech tools, magnification and mind-mapping software, as well as multi-sensory study skills packages, large screen monitors, ergonomic keyboards and height-adjustable desks.
You can contact the SpLD Support Team on 01695 584372, email SpLD@edgehill.ac.uk, or visit the Ask Desk on the first floor of the University Library.
Competing in the graduate job market means being prepared. Our award-winning Careers Centre will ensure that you are planning your career and enhancing your employability from the moment you start your degree.
The Careers Centre can help you:
- Find a part-time job – earn extra cash and gain essential transferable skills alongside your studies by securing part-time work with support from our Edge Hill Works team;
- Volunteer – enhance your CV, make friends, improve your confidence and give something back to the community through volunteering. Our Volunteering Advisors can help you to find a suitable opportunity whether you want to commit to a couple of hours per month or a couple of days each week;
- Make the most of your summer – work at some of the UKs biggest events, such as V Festival, Glastonbury and Wimbledon, or spend your summer in the USA or Australia. We can help you identify and apply for exciting summer work opportunities;
- Prepare for your future career – our Careers Advisors can assist you in researching and planning for your future career and finding suitable graduate vacancies. They can also provide support in writing successful job applications and performing well in interviews.
Career fairs, recruitment events and workshops on campus enable you to meet and network with prospective employers, including representatives from some of the world’s leading brands.
These initiatives provide an ideal opportunity to get the latest information and ideas about different career paths, graduate job opportunities and training schemes, as well as sandwich year placements and work experience. You can make vital links to enhance your employability and boost your career prospects.
The Careers Centre also organises an annual Employability Awards Evening. This event celebrates the progress and achievement that students have made in developing their ability to stand out from the crowd, as well as acknowledging the vital support the University receives from employers in enhancing employment opportunities and skills.
You can contact the Careers Centre on 01695 584866, book an appointment with an advisor at www.edgehill.ac.uk/careers, or visit the Student Information Centre.