Accommodation application day is looming…..
The front page of today’s Metro: “Parents in the dark on uni fees”
A reference to the rise in university tuition fees in September 2012. How lucky we all must count ourselves! For those of you applying to arrive here in just THREE MONTHS TIME, you will have just managed to slip in under the current system.
While it would be great if all fees were abolished and we could study for free, I’m quite happy to be paying the £3.375 this September, rather than the £9,000 in 2012.
So as I say, just three months and counting until many of you will step onto the Ormskirk campus for the first time as Edge Hill University students. Things are beginning to take a big step towards the reality of it all.
Now that you will have your offers from Edge Hill, you will now get the chance to apply for accommodation, with application site going live next THURSDAY 23 JUNE at 12 NOON.
You should have received your login details for the website via post or e-mail at this stage, but here’s just a quick remider of how you apply:
Login via Hi at: hi.edgehill.ac.uk/accommodation
Username: Student ID Number
Password: Date of Birth DD/MM/YY
From there you will be able to decide which accommodation is your preference and send off your application.
For those who are still unsure of which accommodation to apply for, the best way of deciding is to visit our open day THIS SATURDAY 18 JUNE 10am – 3pm, where I, along with many other bloggers from Hi as well as other current students will be able to show you around the various accommodation.
We have a wide range of accommodation with any mix of catered/self-catered, en-suite/shared bathroom facilities and female-only/mixed halls.
There are four main types of accommodation to choose from in terms of buildings: back halls, Forest Court, main halls and ‘new halls’ (Founder’s Court and Graduate’s Court).
For me, each hall has there own unique selling point. Back halls are the only halls on campus to have a large open communal area or common room. Many of the Forest Court halls have en-suite facilities at a reasonable price setting. Main halls have some of the largest rooms on campus and generally include catering. New halls have televisions in the kitchens as well as in the bedrooms where they double up as PCs!
So the best way of deciding is to come and visit us.
For those who won’t get to visit, check out www.edgehill.ac.uk/video/accommodation-film-2011-take-2 to get a feel for our on-campus accommodation.
And don’t forget, halls will be allocated on a first come first serve basis so make sure you’re sitting by your internet at 11.55am on THURSDAY 23 JUNE!
Any questions on accommodation, please feel free to comment – I have lived in all accommodation!