The Edge Hill University Campus

The theme of the month for January is Edge Hill University’s campus, so I thought I’d write my first blog post of 2014 on this topic.  Edge Hill’s campus is by far the most picturesque campus I have ever had the great fortune to study on. Not only is it picturesque with its green spaces and two lakes but it is also ideally suited so that Liverpool is easily accessible by car or by a thirty minute train ride (via Ormskirk station), which is great when you want a night out or want some retail therapy at Liverpool One shopping center.

The campus’ visual appeal and location aren’t the only good things about the campus. Over the last few years millions of pounds have been spent, expanding its existing 160 acres by adding more buildings, such as a new state of the art sports center (due for completion in 2015) and more student accommodation.Which means the campus is a mix of old and modern architecture (the main building dates back to the early 1930’s when Edge Hill was a teaching college before world war 2).

If you want to see the campus for yourself then there is a video below giving you a quick tour of the campus, or alternatively you can book yourself a place on a monthly campus tour where you will be guided around by a student guide, who will show you the different halls of residence along with the other buildings on campus as well as answer any burning questions you may have (the link to this is also below) 🙂

Faye’s Blog – Campus

Before applying to come to Edge Hill University I also looked at UCLAN and Manchester. That involved looking around the university’s. The major issue I had with those university’s was their location and how big and busy everything seemed. So that put me off them completely!

When I came to look round Edge Hill, yes it seemed busy because it was an open day, but everything was all in one area, everything was well sign posted and I knew that it wouldn’t take too long to learn my way around the place.

The campus is also very beautiful and calm, there are plenty of places to just chill out and relax in between lectures or when you have some spare time. For example, there are various seating areas in the main building and The Hub’s upstairs area has comfy couches where you can sit with friends and have a catch up and if it is a nice day you can go and sit near the pond or on the grass areas on campus, which is lovely!

Essentials that are on campus are, laundry services, a bar, swimming pool, library, 24 hour computer access, gym and outdoor sports facilities.

If you want to explore outside the campus town is only a short walk away so everything else isn’t so far, supermarkets, clothing stores, pubs, clubs and the train station etc.