Was great until I got severely unwell requiring time off- then I became invisible and made to feel like a burden if I spoke out. This includes asking to be included on class registers/groups so I could attend classes/practical sessions.
They emphasise empolyability in lectures a lot, but fall way short in terms of providing assistance, unless you have a great personal tutor.
I suppose they are there if you need them, but booking an appointment can take a while.
No- It's a nightmare to get to if you live more than 5 miles away, and there is a severe lack of parking both on campus and in Ormskirk, where the uni direct you to park.
If you need any form of support, this university is brilliant at passing the buck and shirting accountability (unless you have a personal tutor who refuses to neglect their students in favour for enforced, increased theory work load)
My time at Edge Hill was generally great! Prior to studying there I studied at the University of Liverpool for a year; the difference in support, facilities, accommodation and teaching standards was quite dramatic - Edge Hill created a much more supportive environment, with generally better facilities and cheaper accommodation. Lectures are very encouraging, particularly when it comes to extra curricular activities - I.e. placements, study abroad etc. They also offer great advice on such. Lastly, considering it’s a campus university in a small town, the night life and social scene is awesome!
Has a good Careers Centre and many courses offer placements if the student wishes to take one. Most courses also have a mandatory “Working Skills” module.
It’s a good balance of independent and taught study.
Facilities are great but it would be better if there was a cheaper convenience shop.
Great location - close up the town centre and only 30 minutes from a major city.
Lots of great sport groups and societies; the SU run lots of activities throughout the semester too.
Academic support is usually very good, however personal support (mental health) needs more funding as the waiting list for appointments is quite long.
It’s been awful, have to travel too far to get there and there is no nice people to speak to so I sit on my own and do my lessons on my own, I just take my laptop in and work and things
I am on placement in a primary school I did not want
I like the most that the teachers actually help you but I hate the fact that we have to go in every day and do the same subject over
I am not part of anything
Facilities are fine
Not really, I travel to university which takes around 50 minutes every morning
I don’t do any activities or in any society’s
Uni has been such a fun experience, the campus is modern and the staff are really helpful and genuinely care about you succeeding! Everyone I’ve met is lovely and the nights out are always different
I’m not too familiar with the students union but they do organise a lot of events, there is always something on and they are very proactive.
Yes, it is a 10 minute walk into the town centre and a half an hour train ride into liverpool. The 1st and some 3rd year accommodation is on site, a maximum five min walk.
Lots of good sports, really well known for this at the uni. However most other societies are very niche such as computer games or just gaming in general. There are not many non-sporty casual societies such as yoga or a gin society.
Amazing, if i would decided to carry on with my career I will definitely stay with Edge Hill. Tutors are always approachable, supportive, and very caring with the students. If you are a coming back student after a while be sure you will get an outstanding support and you will get through the course not matter what happen on the way.
Nothing wrong my tutors are always aiming to help and support us empowering us to do our best.
Always helping and supporting students
Amazing university, I would not change anything at all.
outstanding, I was offered appointments for counselling went i needed them. Very helpful indeed
Overall I have loved my time at Edge Hill on both my undergrad and Postgrad. Yes there are things they can improve on, however every university is like that and I do think Edge Hill tries it's best to improve every year I have been there.
Edge hill has amazing facilities for helping to increase your employability. In the Catalyst (library) you can book to see someone who can help you write a graduate CV, or look for jobs in your field, or help you look for work experience. this is a really helpful tool to make sure you are ready for interviews and the workplace. While Edge Hill itself also employ a handful of new graduates every year to work at there university.
I love my course at the minute as it is post grad and a teaching course I'm hardly at uni. The one thing I do not like is how long the days are. I understand that my course is full on, but 9-6 is a real killer, I'm on campus by 7.30 to get a car parking space and then I don't get home till around 7. Meaning that when I get home the last thing I want to do is uni work, I want to sleep. The day should be 9-6. What I like the most is that Edge Hill understand we are post grads and that we have done a degree before so the tutors are not as patronising as they could be on an undergrad degree. On my undergrad I did not like how you did not know your timetable until the week you turned up and started the course, because during my time at uni I still worked so needed to sort out my hours. This was a hastle. What I did like about my undergrad, was all the extra free time. I was in uni 3 days a week with gaps in-between meaning I had loads of free time to do work and socialise.
The students Union is really good and do all they can to listen to the students concerns and recommendations for the uni. They do make alot of change. However as all student unions they can only change certain things and other changes have to go to the uni itself.
The university facilities on campus I would class as good. There is a main canteen in the hub along with a Mcolls and Starbucks. There is a pub/nightclub on campus with a subway opposite. For people who are vegan/veggie there is a cafe called Roots that only sell vegan or veggie food. There is plenty of places to get a good cup of tea or coffee in the majority of buildings. The gym is great, with amazing facilities including a pool, the only down side is that there are opening hours, whereas I would like it to be 24/7 so you can go late at night when it is less busy. The only thing I used once at university and never again was the laundrett, edge hill had one small laundrett for all there buildings, and never did every machine work at once. The machines were old, never worked properly or would not wash your clothes right so I use to wait and take my washing home when I could. For future recommendations I suggest that edge hill should put a handful of machines in every building block, so you don't have to trek into the middle of campus with all your stuff and then have to take it all back when the machine won't work. Thankfully Edge Hill listened and the new Year 3 accommodation all have a washer in every flat which was great and so much better.
So on my degree now I travel in, although I attended this uni for my undergrad and lived in the university accomodation. This university is central to ormskirk town so great for food shopping or visiting a local pub. Although if you plan on nights out your better travelling further a field into Liverpool, as ormskirk has one club that everyone goes to and it becomes rammed and hot and the ques are massive for the toilet. So we spent alot of the time in Liverpool. If there is 4 of you it only costs around 5 quid each to get home which isn't bad. The accomodation on campus is really nice, with daily kitchen cleaners as a bonus. However compared to other city universities the accomodation price is alot higher. I paid £115 a week for first year halls while my brother paid £90 a week in his first year halls. I would recommend living in over travelling as the car park is ridiculously busy at Edge Hill with it being out of the way everyone drives in, causing massive ques and some days you may not even get a space.
Edge Hill has a large selection of different societies for all people, sporty people have your regular societies like rugby, hockey, football, American football etc. While for people that don't like to be sporty there are loads from not going out societies, to Harry potter or Disney societies. There is something for everyone.
The staff are very supportive when it comes to feedback/feedforward, we are given this before our assignment grade so we can read it and understand where we need to improve. The tutors are amazing, if you do not understand something or would like it verbally told to you, then you can go to your tutor and they are more than happy to sit down with you and explain. For personal counciling I only know what it is the uni offers, because I have never used there services. Although edge hill offers a large amount of services to help there students in any aspect of there personal life. Such as money management/budget planning, living away from home, mental health support or just support in any areas of your life.
I love the Campus, it is beautiful and has a vonderful garden, sport and swimming facilities. The tutors are very nice and helpful. Lots of programmes for the students.
They provide help with Vs and send regular career emails, but the available jobs in the area is almost zero in my subject, unless for someone who has a car
Could be more lectures about nutrition and less study skills or other lame subjects
Student union and most of the other products, including hot and cold food, in uni are very expensive, exploiting the students who need to spend too much from their students loan
Very good, modern buildings mostly, though they do not have toilets in every levels. Only ground floor in the main building and some of the new ones for eg. men's bathroom ground floor, women's first floor only or so. It could be hard for a disabled person who has classes on another floor or someone with sore legs
It is too far from my home and too far from cheap food shops. Quite far from the main bus stop too. There is a university bus in every 20 but it goes to the opposite direction
Very good, supported and high scale at the uni
It is very good, just hard to arrange an appointment sometimes
Absolutely love it. Couldn’t recommend enough. Campus is lovely and all the lecturers and staff are nice and helpful. Ormskirk itself can be a little bit boring but I find it quite peaceful. Parking is a major issue at this university and something they need to seriously address, this is the only thing that is having a negative effect on my university experience.
Careers department very involved from an early point and easily accessible.
High quality of staff, lecturers are very knowledgeable and passionate. VLE leaves something to be desired and lectures being recorded to watch back online would be a great improvement.
Very good, lots of visible investment.
Haven’t had much contact and unsure who to contact. This could however be my fault because I haven’t actively sought any support.
I love the people at Edge Hill, the atmosphere and the support you get
The careers centre is very helpful
I always contact lecturers if I don't understand
They listen to students and put on good socials
Good facilities that are easy get to
The university is close to the town centre and shops
There's a good variety, non that i'm involved in
There's always someone to support you
Amazing but stressful
Good careers department very helpful
Lectures are nice, interesting, not too many contact hours
Good events sometimes expensive
Close to uni, shops and everything in walking distance
Not a great choice. societies can be really full on. Not relaxed