So you may already know this, but if it has managed to escape your notice, Edge Hill has been awarded two prestigious awards for its accommodation. The first is according to the National Student Housing Services and the second is from the recent whatuni awards.
So, what makes Edge Hill’s accommodation so special?
In these posts, Vicki talks about Chancellors Court and Charley reflects back on her life in Back Halls. In an earlier post, I also talk about Graduates Court. If you’re thinking about which accommodation you want to live in during first year, it is definitely worth reading these blogs, and getting a feel of what it is like to live there. After all, you’ll be spending nearly a year living there!
I loved living in halls because it was such a social experience and I had a ready-made set of friends I could come home and complain to after a stressful day.
- Forest Court (ensuite) – just to the right of the main building when you come in via security, these halls are the middle-priced range. You can still have your ensuite bathroom and will cater for yourselves, but at a lower price for what you’d be paying for the other five ‘courts.’
- Graduates Court – these halls are tucked away behind Education and are some of the quietest on campus, partly because they’re away from the centre of campus, where the majority of things take place. This can be a pain when you want to do your washing, but I thought it was an easy trade, seeing as I rather enjoyed the quiet.
- Founders Court / Palatine Court – these halls are closest to the bus stop and security, and are a nice distance from the main building and the hub. Palatine is the newest accommodation block we have on campus.
- Chancellors Court / Chancellors South – these halls are over by the Sports Centre and Creative Edge, so are particularly well-placed for students in Media, Music, Sport etc. The bus also now stops by Chancellors.
Shared bathroom accommodation
- Forest Court (shared) – everything is the same about shared and ensuite bedrooms in Forest Court, except for the bathrooms!
- Back Halls – If you apply for back halls, you can apply to be either catered or self catered! If you can’t or don’t like cooking, this is a great one to choose. It’s also particularly good for socialising, as it is the only accommodation block on campus with a common room!
- Main Halls – as well as being right slap bang in the middle of campus, with easy access to everything, you are also catered if you stay in Main Halls, which means you get your food included in your accommodation! However, there is a kitchen for those meals you do want to make yourself.
These awards may not be important to you, but it’s worth considering what is. Best facilities? Best support on campus? Best value for money? League tables are certainly important, but it is important to remember that university is about a whole experience, and when deciding on your firm choice, you need to think about what else you want from that experience.