The North West – Region of Contrasts

Last month I posted some text from the 1985 prospectus describing Ormskirk and the local area. Let’s see how things had changed by 1991:

Seaside towns, city lights or rural life – as an Edge Hill student, you’ll find them all close by. Ormskirk is well-placed for motorway and rail links so there’s plenty of chance to get away from it all whenever the mood takes you.

A short walk away from the College, Ormskirk has everything you’ll need on a day-to-day basis. It’s large enough to offer all the usual amenities yet still retains the friendly atmosphere characteristic of so many busy market towns.

Catch a bus from outside the campus and in half an hour you’re in Southport. Funfairs, nightclubs and restaurants all add to the town’s seaside flavour, and if you’ve an eye for a bargain, check out the indoor Markets and ‘junk’ shops too!

For a taste of city life, take a trip to Liverpool. Visit Anfield or Goodison Park; take a ferry ‘cross the Mersey, or explore the city’s two impressive cathethals. Manchester is well worth a visit too – especially if you enjoy the theatre, cinema and the Arts.

If you’re a country-lover, the Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is only three miles away, whilst the Trough of Bowland, Lakeland and Peak District National Parks are well within striking distance. Make the most of your time at Edge Hill – the best of the North West awaits you!

Always good to have a dig at Southport and its “junk” shops! The descriptions aren’t so far off what we say today, but what is it you like about the local area? Have your say in the comments!

A personal message from the Director #4

Ruth GeeEdge Hill College has been providing high quality education for many years, well over a century in fact. We pride ourselves however on meeting the needs of the future, whilst building on the best of the past.

We recognise that students want opportunities to develop their knowledge and scholarship to higher education level whilst at the same time acquiring the transferable skills to best equip them for the demands of the next century.

Every student, regardless of their sex, race, age or class and despite any disability they might have is offered that opportunity at Edge Hill. Whatever your background, however you have spent your life up to this point, you will be assessed on your ability to benefit from the course you select.

If after reading this prospectus you remain uncertain, come and look for yourself. You would be most welcome to come on your own, with a friend or in a group. Contact the Access and Equal Opportunities Unit and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

I am confident that Edge Hill and its attractive 45 acre campus with just over 3,000 students is large enough to provide a wide variety of relevant, flexible learning opportunities, but small enough to meet your individual needs. Our record speaks for itself. If you decide to come to Edge Hill, I’m confident you will complete your course, acquire the qualification you wanted and go on to find a rewarding career. In the process we hope you’ll be stimulated by a rich teaching and learning experience.

The choice is yours. We hope you’ll decide to join us.

Director/Chief Executive

We’ve had Majorie Stanton and Harry Webster but now it’s the turn of Ruth Gee to welcome readers of the 1992 prospectus.