Edge Hill University

Ormskirk | North West England

Sporty Creative Rural Campus Town

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.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 549 comments (152 students)
    • The downside

      Needs more computers in the library

      2013, 1st year, Biology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      I did not live in halls, but they looked nice enough, they didn't seem to be particularly 'party central'.

      2013, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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    • The downside

      Night life in local area isn't very good.

      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Coaching

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    • Accommodation

      I would have liked to know my timetable properly as it is easier for some people to be at home and commute than pay rent.

      2012, 1st year, Academic Studies In Education

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    • Everyday expenses

      Food and drink to buy on campus is quite expensive, it's all right if you need the odd bread or milk but is quite expensive if...

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      2012, 1st year, Drama

      Everyday expenses

      Food and drink to buy on campus is quite expensive, it's all right if you need the odd bread or milk but is quite expensive if you can't be bothered to go into town. The shops in town are very good, loads of bargains and clothes shops too. There is a free bus into town so that doesn't cost anything. The university does part-time work for the students but it's limited. Printing in the library is expensive if you have to print off assignments. For performance you can buy your own costumes and props and get the department to pay you back but it all has to be done by forms and then the department owns the items you bought. Theatre tickets are expensive for the on campus theatre and has a discount deal but you have to use it by a certain time. The societies sometimes ask for money for the cost of hiring rooms or other items, which is sometimes very costly. The gym does some good deals but it isn't worth it if you don't go every week. TV license is very expensive if you want a TV in your room or to watch things live on the internet.

      2012, 1st year, Drama

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    • Accommodation

      The accommodation on campus is superb and I couldn't really fault it - I stayed in the Main Halls, and, although they were...

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      2012, 1st year, Directing Motion Pictures

      Accommodation

      The accommodation on campus is superb and I couldn't really fault it - I stayed in the Main Halls, and, although they were older and less modern than the newer halls built, they were big rooms and all had sinks, which made it a lot easier to wash dishes etc. The walls between rooms were quite thick, which meant that some sounds weren't heard from other rooms, but, due to the varying backgrounds of people living together for the first time, a lot of people can be very noisy and can disturb you a lot, especially within the first couple of weeks. However, there is an 11 o'clock curfew for excessive noise, and are numbers in each room with instructions of how to ring security if you would like to make a complaint, which allows a fall-back for those particularly annoying/loud nights. The kitchens were in decent working order and were tidy when we first moved in, and had all the amenities that were required - such as a toaster, freezer, oven, etc. Each room has a food locker to store things that you don't want other people eating, and each of these lockers locks, and there is a lot of storage space both in the kitchen and the rooms.

      2012, 1st year, Directing Motion Pictures

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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.

Diverse local nightlife

40%

LOW

Varied union activities

66%

MED

Political

35%

LOW

Creative

71%

HIGH

Sporty

78%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22.4k HIGH
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

24,620

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

57%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

65%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

75%

of students are female

Young / Mature

67%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

3%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

73%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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  • Western Campus

    Western Campus

  • Lecture Theatre

    Lecture Theatre

  • Students relaxing

    Students relaxing

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