Edge Hill University

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Founded

2006

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Founded in Edge Hill, Liverpool in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women, the institution quickly grew and moved to the current Ormskirk location in 1933. It was granted the power to award taught degrees in 2005 and was renamed as Edge Hill University in 2006.

It has historic links to the suffragette movement and hosts a suffragette symposium every year, with the university’s colours of gold, green and heliotrope (purple) reflecting this historic link. It is still known for its high quality teacher training courses. It has 11 faculties: biology, business (at the Edge Hill Business School), computer science, English, history and creative writing, geography, law and criminology, media, performing arts, psychology, social sciences and sport and physical activity.

The Ormskirk campus is in the administrative centre of West Lancashire and is a traditional British market town, midway between Liverpool and the country town of Preston, which the Woodlands campus is based in Chorley, central Lancashire. Its academic community is made up of almost 12,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, with another 4,000 on part time programmes.

Notable alumni include journalist Stuart Maconie, actor Jonathan Pryce, radio DJ Danny Howard and the UK’s first ever female barrister, Helena Normanton QC.

An area boasting many nearby sites of natural beauty, students can explore the Lake District and Peak District easily. International travel is made easy with the nearby Manchester and Liverpool airports and the seaside town of Blackpool is easily accessible from Edge Hill University too.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
St Helens Road, Ormskirk , L39 4QP, North East England, United Kingdom

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Edge Hill Univeristy is situated in Ormskirk under half an hour away from Liverpool by car and train, where I personally studied Psychology. On my three year BPS accredited psychology course I was introduced to a variety of different areas of...

Edge Hill Univeristy is situated in Ormskirk under half an hour away from Liverpool by car and train, where I personally studied Psychology. On my three year BPS accredited psychology course I was introduced to a variety of different areas of psychology, from the more widely recognised clinical, social, and forensic psychology, to the more recently researched psychology in the virtual world. However, In the first two years students have no choice in what modules they undertake, therefore leading undergraduates who studied psychology at A-level to go over information they have already learnt. In students third year though, they are given the opportunity to choose some of their modules, giving a wide choice in the subjects that they can learn about. Furthermore, they can also choose the title of their dissertation, unlike many other universities, which force you to write a paper on a question not of your choosing. Lecturers are also very helpful when it comes to writing and researching for your dissertation. The main thing however that drew me to Edge Hill University, was its beautiful campus and accommodation. The campus is small and picturesque, with the necessities (Shop, library, computer rooms, bar), and the higher-end accommodation, which I stayed in was clean, well furnished with shared kitchen, en-suite, and computers in the bedrooms. Overall, Edge Hill was a great university experience.

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The best thing about this university is definitely the library and all the helpful staff. When it comes to crucial moments in the semester, you will not get support as good anywhere else. They also open the library to 24 hours, which is something...

The best thing about this university is definitely the library and all the helpful staff. When it comes to crucial moments in the semester, you will not get support as good anywhere else. They also open the library to 24 hours, which is something I have found not all universities do - like my current. With everything on one site, there is no need to venture out into the big city and get lost. But at least Liverpool is about 20 minutes away so that if you ever want the big city life, that's not far off either. Overall, you will not find a university like Edge Hill. It really is one of a kind.

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