Edge Hill University

Ormskirk | North West England

Sporty Creative Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: E42

Based in Ormskirk, near Liverpool and Manchester, Edge Hill offers an excellent student experience on one of best campuses in the UK. More than 200 degree programmes offer a strong focus on careers, ensuring all graduates have the skills and knowledge to compete in the world of work. Applications have increased fivefold in the last decade, making the uni one the fastest growing in the country.
Source:Edge Hill University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 895 comments (224 students)
    • The upside

      The course content, I study geography and it has been quite engaging, never really get bored in lectures. It is still kept...

      Read more

      2016, 1st year, Physical Geography

      The upside

      The course content, I study geography and it has been quite engaging, never really get bored in lectures. It is still kept simple though so I have found it easier in some places than others but it has been great at allowing students to adjust to university.The campus has also been fantastic, such a welcoming place to live.

      2016, 1st year, Physical Geography

      ×
      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • Academic Experience

      Personally, I think the teaching can be varied to who you have, like you get everywhere else. I am a drama student and there is...

      Read more

      2016, 1st year, Theatre & Professional Practice

      Academic Experience

      Personally, I think the teaching can be varied to who you have, like you get everywhere else. I am a drama student and there is a few teachers in general who are very very good at what they do and one or two, you just have to get on with. I generally get 10 hours of teaching as I'm on a joint course with Creative Writing. It's hard at first because you feel your neither here nor there having a few friends that cross both subjects. The facilities are great 2 massive theatres and many rehearsal spaces. I've had to do several different essays, one I've even enjoyed...feedback is detailed though in my situation, I haven't had 'official' assessment feedback yet. But, NO EXAMS, which personally I really struggled with at A Level.

      2016, 1st year, Theatre & Professional Practice

      ×
      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • The upside

      Library facilities

      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • The upside

      My accommodation is one of the nicest, as you have your own bathroom and enough space to live in alongside the 5 other people

      2016, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • Nightlife

      Uni is expensive and you're gunna need money off your parents basically. I receive the most amount of maintenance loans and...

      Read more

      2016, 3rd year, Film & Sound Recording

      Nightlife

      Uni is expensive and you're gunna need money off your parents basically. I receive the most amount of maintenance loans and grants to I'm given a large amount of money by the government and I have a 2000 overdraft but it's still not enough to live off. The price of rent is ridiculous and once you pay that your are basically back to zero. Living off pasta and noddles is a reality, there's no way you can be getting nice, fresh food it's just too much money. There's little money for spending, as someone who doesn't go out drinking I don't spend money on that but even if I wanted to I couldn't. It's awful having to ask your parents for money when you should be able to provide for yourself with the grants but no way.

      2016, 3rd year, Film & Sound Recording

      ×
      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×
    • Everyday expenses

      Cost hasn't been a problem for me in my first year, I have been in catered accommodation which has benefitted me financially...

      Read more

      2012, 1st year, Drama

      Everyday expenses

      Cost hasn't been a problem for me in my first year, I have been in catered accommodation which has benefitted me financially but also been difficult despite there being a lot of choice there isn't particularly a healthy option readily available. I managed to get myself a part-time job in near-by Liverpool but I was lucky to get this. Those who apply earlier generally get the work. The price of going out is fairly cheap though, you can easily do a night out on 10 when you have to!

      2012, 1st year, Drama

      ×
      Report

      Are you sure you want to report this Student View for us to review?

      ×

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

72%

HIGH

Varied union activities

68%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

43%

LOW

Political

41%

LOW

Sporty

79%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,170

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

33%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

69%

of students are female

Young / Mature

31%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

2%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.

More on what university league tables really tell you.

Where it's located

We’ve pinpointed the key sites where teaching takes place. Check in the smallprint of the course you’re interested in to see where exactly you’d be based, especially if there are multiple locations spread across a wide area.

Get all the advice