Edge Hill University
Welcome to Edge Hill University
Founded in 1885 Edge Hill University has since moved from its namesake's area of Liverpool and is now located just north of the city in Ormskirk. A green and sprawling campus, the university offers a great alternative to city studying.
Originally a teacher training college, the university still offers extensive education qualifications, but now also offers a selection of degrees and courses in health, the arts and sciences.
Edge Hill University has a student population of around 24,000 and growing, with a four-fold increase in applications over the last ten years. The campus itself is growing with an investment of more than £200 million offering new and exciting facilities. It's certainly an exciting time to be studying here, especially with Edge Hill being named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2014.
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Courses and fees
There are around 150 degree routes in a range of subject areas, with many offering a work placement year. The university uses the UCAS points system for entry and usually asks for between 240 and 300 points to get a place on a course.
There are four faculties at the university: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health and Social Care, and the Centre for International Education.
The Faculty of Education is the oldest at the university and offers unique fastback routes into Higher Education, Primary Initial Teacher Training and Secondary Initial Teacher Training for those who lack the necessary qualifications. The £9m Faculty of Education building has a 300 seat lecture theatre and a model school classroom for practical learning.
The Faculty of Health and Social Care offers pre registration courses for nurses, midwifes, paramedics and social workers. It's housed in an energy efficient building which includes a mock hospital ward.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the broadest faculty, offering courses in biology, business, computing, English, history, geography, law, media, performing arts, sports and psychology.
There's a Centre for International Education on campus which is designed to support students who come from abroad to study in the UK. It offers pre-sessional courses in English as well as help and advice during your time at the university.
Tuition fees will vary from year to year and in 2014/15 the standard undergraduate fee for UK/EU students is £9,000. International students will pay £10,950 per year.
For postgraduate students, masters degrees start at £4,500 and PGCE courses are £9,000 full time.
An investment of £200m over the next ten years means that the main campus is set to expand significantly. Currently completes is a £13.5m student hub which opened in 2011 and next to be completed is a £55m sports complex and new student accommodation.
Situated in Ormskirk, Lancashire, Edge Hill University is on a 75 acre site and is one of only two universities that have won the Green Flag Award for maintaining an attractive and safe campus. The cities of Liverpool and Manchester are easily accessible for their booming nightlife, while the main campus offers its own venue for live music, drinks and clubbing.
Library and study facilities
The library has more than 250,000 items including books, e-journals, databases and DVDs. Some areas of the library have 24 hour access to PCs so you can study at your leisure, plus there are help desks throughout to give you advice and help on how to use the facilities.
There's 24/7 PC access in the Learning Innovation Centre, plus there are a variety of Macs to work from. In addition to standard computers, there is a range of audio and video editing equipment on offer, plus digital darkrooms and multimedia production facilities.
Edge Hill University's award-winning careers service provides you with the tools you'll need to enter the world of work after you graduate. During your studies you can ask for advice on combining work experience with study, planning you career path and how to build a CV.
As a campus university Edge Hill has all the amenities you'll need to make your stay a comfortable one. There's cafes, restaurants, a shop, launderette and an extensive sports centre to help you keep fit.
The student union is a democratic organisation run by students for students. You can get an NUS discount card, join a student society and even take part in one of the 30 sports teams representing the university.
There's a 25 acre sporting site offering indoor and outdoor facilities for sports. Facilities include grass and astroturf pitches, a floodlit athletics track, a four court sports hall, a fitness suite with 40 stations, two sprung floor gymnasiums, a five-lane swimming pool and a sports injury clinic.
Medical and welfare services
The health and wellbeing facility Milton House offers a GP practice, emergency room and health advice to students. There's also a university nurse who is always available to talk to even if you aren't registered. The student services team can also offer help and advice on childcare, careers, welfare and disabilities.
Scholarships and bursaries are on offer at the university, including high achiever scholarships and those awarded through the National Scholarship Programme.
The accommodation on offer at Edge Hill University is consistently voted as some of the safest in the UK and is based on campus so you never have to worry about a long commute to your studies.
There's spaces for approximately 1,900 students, 245 of which are eco-friendly, and 300 are catered. More than half of all rooms have en-suite facilities.
In 2014/15 the price per week for renting varies between £65 and £112 per week, depending on the hall which you choose to stay in.
Chancellors Court, Chancellors South, Founders Court and Graduates Court
These courts are grouped into flats of between four and eight rooms with shared kitchen facilities and en suite rooms. The newest of all the residences, these are the most modern and contemporary of the halls on offer.
Offering something a little more basic, these self-catered flats are divided into rooms of six with a mixture of en-suite and shared bathroom facilities. Everyone shares a kitchen and wireless internet is available throughout.
Margaret Bain and EM Butterworth
Affordable and cosy, there are 72 rooms on offer here, 36 of which are designated to females only. All bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared, and each room comes with its own washbasin. Wireless internet comes as standard here.
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These catered halls are located toward the back of the campus and are quieter than the larger halls. Again, all facilities are shared, including bathrooms, though each room comes with its own washbasin.
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These halls are situated in the main university building - you can't get much closer than this! A true traditional experience, everything is catered and all bathroom facilities are shared. An ideal place to stay if you want to stay in among the action.
Visit Edge Hill University on an open day and see what it's like for yourself. An ideal way to get a feel of the university and see everything up close, visiting before you apply is one of the most important parts of the application process.
On the day you can speak with course leaders, attend subject talks, take a tour of the campus and get a taster of what life will be like if you choose to study here. Representatives are also on hand to help you with your application, accommodation and finance issues.
The next open days for both postgraduates and undergraduates take place on:
- Saturday 18th June 2016
- University wide undergraduate open day
- Saturday 18th June 2016
- University wide postgraduate open day
The university year is divided into three terms. Dates differ slightly depending on the course you're studying, but the general term dates for 2014/15 were:
- Autumn term: 22 September – 19 December 2014
- Spring term: 5 January – 27 March 2015
- Summer term: 20 April – 5 June 2015
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