One of the most reassuring things you need to know when moving away from home or even just starting University is that there will be support available. This comes in so many different forms from Edge Hill…
You are never on your own, there is always someone to talk to or someone that can help you. Edge Hill can support you financially if necessary and they offer short term loans, there is career support where you can learn how to enhance your CV and get involved with loads of projects and gain more qualifications. This department also help you to obtain part time jobs, work at Summer Camps, get the necessary placements and they will even help you after graduation with graduate jobs!
In terms of making friends and not feeling alone or lost when first coming to University, Edge Hill has a diverse range of socials and societies which you can get involved in and meet like-minded people. You can attend these to get to know people, play that sport you love, read books together, play those board games you like or to discuss religion! There truly is something for everyone. From Chess Society to Football/Hockey/Canoeing… And if there isn’t one that suits you, simply tell the Student Union and they can do their best to find others with the same interests.
The Student Union as a whole offer a lot of support with your social life, night life, any problems you have with your course, your lecturers, the buildings or anything! If you do have any specific course or module problems then you can speak to your Lecturers or Head of Department who are always on-hand and willing to help. If, for whatever reason, you do not want to go to them then you can talk to your Course Representative who will be someone in your class who can then take it to the Student Board at their monthly meetings.
If accommodation is the problem, we have a team at Edge Hill who deal with accommodation specifically and they can help you find on-campus or off-campus living, whether you want to be alone, with all girls or all boys or have your own bathroom there are loads of different types of halls! Each year Edge Hill produce a housing list too which helps you find off-campus accommodation after your first year study and you can find reputable, tired and tested housing and landlords!
Any problem you have; big or small, is no worry here at Edge Hill, there will always be someone to guide, advise, help and sometimes even completely solve your problems! And don’t forget you will make some of the best friends that you will be in contact with for life at University so you will always have them to support you too!