The day is finally here results day has been and gone and you’re on your way to starting at Edge Hill University! Firstly massive congratulations, A-Levels are a really tough time and your results are something to be proud of, especially for getting you to where you are today.
Edge Hill has won numerous awards for its environment and accommodation. If you are staying on campus you are so lucky. The halls are amazing and living in really helps you to make friends and mingle with other people. Make sure during your first week you try and take the time to look around and take in your surroundings, send some pictures back home this will stop your parents from worrying and also let you show off your new home. If you are at home don’t feel as though you are missing out many people chose to commute and by midway through the first semester everyone will be jealous of your home comforts. Don’t isolate yourself just because you aren’t living in, you can get just as involved.
Ormskirk is an amazing location. It is a small rural town but is only 30 minutes from Liverpool and about 30 minutes from beaches such as Formby or Crosby so you’re literally getting the best of everything. If you’re living on campus you can get the free Edge Hill bus into Ormskirk then you can either get the bus or train and explore the North West. I would highly recommend seeing as much as possible when you get the opportunity your time at university will go by so quickly so seize the moment.
There is so much going on in the first week it’s important to take a minute for yourself, don’t be afraid to go to your room, close your door and have an hour. The socialising, new routine and new surroundings can be overwhelming, remember to take time for you and your wellbeing and ensure you are doing things for yourself. Everyone needs some me time, and establishing these boundaries with your flatmates will help you develop your relationships.
Amongst all the excitement I just wanted to say good luck! You’ve come so far and achieved so much and the next stage of your journey will be just as exciting.