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Edge Hill University


Edge Hill College opened in Liverpool in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women.

From its origins as a specialist institution with 41 female trainee teachers, Edge Hill now has almost 10,000 full-time students, another 3,000 part-time students on a wide range of undergraduate programmes, and almost 5,000 full- and part-time postgraduate students.


Edge Hill University has achieved Gold, the highest rating in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), for delivering ‘consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students’.

‘The quality of support and engagement infrastructure for students’ has also received international acclaim through a Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award.


Enhancing student employability is central to the University strategy. We recognise that a life-long capacity to learn and adapt is key to success for individuals, employers and society as a whole.

The majority of our programmes lead to professional qualification, accreditation or endorsement in addition to an academic award.

Placements, work experience and study abroad are widely available in all Faculties, and our excellent links with employers mean that students have many opportunities to enhance their employability while they study.

Student services

  • Student Services Desk are your first point of contact with the Teams, and are able to answer a wide range of questions.
  • We have produced an International Student Handbook for you to keep with you throughout your studies at Edge Hill.

Housing services

Voted best student accommodation in the UK and Ireland and best value for money (National Student Housing Awards 2018), our halls of residence are at the heart of our vibrant on-campus community, providing a safe environment in which new students can live, study and socialise.

Library services

The University Library is situated at the heart of the Ormskirk campus. Facilities include:

  • Networked PCs and wireless access
  • Access to 200,000 items including books and audiovisual resources
  • Media loans
  • Printing and photocopying
  • A range of assistive technologies
  • Bookable individual study rooms and group rooms
  • A range of study zones – group work, quiet work and silent study
  • Access to help and support

ICT services

Edge Hill University now provides an eduroam wireless network across our campuses. With eduroam you can login with any Wi-Fi compatible phone, tablet or laptop to give you secure access to the internet and other Edge Hill online services.

Medical services

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.

Campus life

  • 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.
  • 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, nearly 2,500 rooms in halls of residence, and plenty of places to study, socialise and relax.

Sports facilities

Edge Hill University offers sixty acres of outstanding sport and leisure facilities.

Whether you want to keep fit and healthy, play recreational sport for fun, or compete for university sports clubs, you will have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation at every level.

Officially opened by Olympic heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, our state-of-the-art £30 million Sports Centre is fully accessible and features:

  • A football match takes place in the Sports Hall.An 80-station fitness suite;
  • Aerobics studio;
  • 25-metre swimming pool;
  • Eight-court sports hall with spectator gallery;
  • Health suite with sauna and steam rooms;
  • Café and lounge area.

Student clubs

  • The Students’ Union manages over 60 diverse and dynamic societies adding an element of fun to student-led activities on campus.
  • As a member of a society you’ll get to meet likeminded people, make new friends and enrich your student experience by getting involved. You might discover a hidden talent!
  • Societies cover subjects from a kindfulness cafe and veganism, to all things Disney and Harry Potter, as well as active pursuits such as climbing and mountaineering, so you’re sure to find something to inspire you.

Edge Hill University has a strong track record in developing degree programmes that integrate academic study with professional competencies resulting in registered practitioner status in teaching, health and social care.  However ‘accreditation’ is also available in several other degree subjects, for example Law (recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board) and Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society). Accreditation may extend professional body membership to Edge Hill graduates or, as in Law, provides exemption from professional examinations. 

Ormskirk, England, United Kingdom

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