Hey everyone and congratulations if you were offered a place at Edge Hill University, you deserve it!
As I have mentioned before in my blogs, Edge Hill campus has everything you need in the one place, from a food shop, café’s to launderette. However, you may find that you would like to discover what is outside the walls of Edge Hill, and that is where Ormskirk comes in.
Getting into Ormskirk could not be easier as there is a free running bus to and from the town every 20 minutes, picking up passengers in front of the main building and also outside the Creative Edge. Did I mention that it was free?
Just as the bus leaves you at the bus station, you are literally only a couple of steps away from the town centre where you can find café’s, bars, book shops and drugstores like Boots and Superdrug.
I got very excited about the range of coffee shops available, especially the little independent shops that look so cute and, this is going to sound cringe, ‘Instagram worthy.’ So, go ahead and take those latte art pictures, nobody will judge you.
As well as the coffee shops, you also have your selection of supermarkets such as Morrison’s, Aldi and M&S. I find that I do my weekly food shop here for a variety of options to make healthy lunches, dinners and maybe pick up a couple of snacks on the way…maybe more than a couple…
Because of how close everything is in the town, you won’t have to walk that far with a huge shopping bag to get back to campus as the bus picks up students just across the road from where they get dropped off and if you miss the bus, don’t worry! Like I said, there will be another one to save the day shortly.
Finally, the part you may have been waiting to know about. The takeaways. Such a Saturday night staple after a long hard day of studying. Why not treat yourself to a Chinese, a pizza or maybe some McDonald’s? You have such a great selection in Ormskirk, some even have the option to deliver to the campus which makes a night in with the flat, watching a movie so much better, believe me.
However, if you fancy something a little more home cooked, there are restaurants dotted all over the town that you can choose from. Apologies to anyone who struggles with decision-making, I am not making it easy for you. Although, at least you have a reason to try more food!
Ormskirk really is a lovely place away from the University. I often find that instead of availing from the free bus transport, I walk into town which only takes about 15 minutes and only another 5-minute walk to get to the train station which has trains going to Liverpool and Preston very frequently.
Thank you all for reading and again I would like to congratulate all you have gotten an offer to Edge Hill. I hope that any examinations or course work go well and that you receive the result you deserve.
See ya next time,
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.”