A personal message from the Director #3

This prospectus is for all those seeking to make a choice in higher education whether they are at present at a college of further education, at a sixth-form college or at school or are contemplating a return to full-time or part-time study.

In the rapidly changing economic and social conditions of today there is no doubt that a diploma or degree course is invaluable in terms of personal development and enjoyment as well as in terms of your career prospects.

With more than 2,000 full-time and part-time students, Edge Hill College is large enough to provide a wide variety of up-to-date courses but small enough to ensure that individuals receive the attention they need. The strengths of the College lie in the high standards of the courses we offer leading to diplomas and degrees of the University of Lancaster; the well-qualified tutorial, residential and administrative staff; and the high quality of the students we recruit. We are especially pleased at the high level and variety of employment gained by our graduates at the present time.

The College is now celebrating its centenary in 1985 but prides itself on being up-to-date in responding to the changing needs of society and the economy. In particular, the College welcomes mature students and students from ethnic minorities and benefits from the wide variety of their ages, backgrounds and experiences. After a period of work, of unemployment or of bringing up a family, mature students find our courses rejuvenating and refreshing and it provides them with new career opportunities of many kinds. At present more than one third of our students are mature students and many of them are on part-time courses.

We have always been able to expect of Edge Hill students a strong commitment to their studies, a realism about the place of higher education in their lives and careers and, last but not least, a capacity to enjoy and make the most of all that the College has to offer.

If you would like to come and form your own opinion of the College, you would be most welcome to visit us in a group or as an individual. You or your teachers would be welcome to discuss courses and your needs and aspirations with college staff by letter, by telephone or on a visit. Communications of this kind should be addressed to Mr D Matthews, Senior Tutor (Tel. 0695 75171 Extn. 222).


I’m as guilty of lazy blogging as Harry Webster is of recycling prospectus introductions! This one from the 1986 prospectus was released in 1985 – the centenary of Edge Hill College.

I wasn’t planning to print another “message from the Director” today but Mister Roy brought it over and I’ll save what I was going to post until tomorrow.