Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University

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Edge Hill University Ranking

58

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Edge Hill University Location

North England

Edge Hill University

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University Ranking

58

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North England

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Key Information
Location Ormskirk, England
Established 1885
Percent International Students 1.2%
Famous For History, Teaching, Psychology
Key Information
Location Ormskirk, England
Established 1885
Percent International Students 1.2%
Famous For History, Teaching, Psychology

Overview

Edge Hill University was founded in 1885 and currently hosts 10,000 full-time students and 3,000 part-time students. Given full university status in 2005, Edge Hill is known for the high quality of its teacher training courses, and was awarded Times Higher Education UK University of the Year Award in 2014 following nominations in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

In the National Student Survey 2014, Edge Hill was ranked Top in the North West for Overall Student Satisfaction and Teacher Excellence. Edge Hill is currently in the middle of a £200m redevelopment which will see the main campus significantly improved alongside sports facilities and student accommodation.

Services for International Students

Edge Hill has a dedicated centre for international education which can provide support on visas, employment and accommodation whilst at the University. There is a meet and greet service from Manchester and Liverpool airports for new arrivals, followed by University orientation.

Once settled at the university, students can join the Global Friends programme, which puts current international students in touch with arriving students in order to provide support at the beginning of university life.

Ranking

  • 58th in the Times University Guide 2017
  • 64th in the Guardian University Guide 2017

A recent National Student Survey rated Edge Hill’s student union as joint best in the north-west. According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 93.4% of Edge Hill students are in study or full-time employment within six months of graduating, putting the university in the top 10% nationally for graduate employment.

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, all submitted subject areas featured ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ research.

Accommodation

International students are guaranteed a room in halls of residence. All Edge Hill accommodation is based on one campus, so all study and leisure facilities are close at hand. There are five areas of accommodation, holding around 1,700 students. More than two-thirds of rooms offer en suite facilities and 300 are available as catered accommodation.

The Accommodation Team can help students with finding private accommodation near the main campus. The town of Ormskirk has many shared houses and a free bus route and Liverpool is only half an hour away by train.

Location

Edge Hill University is in the town of Ormskirk in the north-west of England. Sites of natural beauty such as the Lake District and Peak District are close by, while nearby international airports in Manchester and Liverpool make international travel easy. Ormskirk is a traditional British market town, with London and Edinburgh just three hours away by train. The seaside town of Blackpool is also close by.

Alumni

  • Stuart Maconie – author, journalist and broadcaster
  • Jonathan Pryce – actor
  • Sue Smith – English international footballer who plays for Doncaster and England
  • Danny Howard – DJ and Presenter of BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems
  • Helena Normanton – the UK’s first ever female Barrister (1922)

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