Open Days at Edge Hill University.

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re well and have had a good week! For today’s blog I’m going to talk about Open Days at Edge Hill University and a bit about what you can expect if you were to go to one as a prospective student.  When I look back to the Open Days I went to before I decided to go to Edge Hill, I think about how I knew straight away that Edge Hill was the university for me. From all the people I have spoken to, they felt exactly the same as I did – welcome and at home from the very first visit.

I first heard of Edge Hill at a university fair at the college I went to. I spoke to one of the Edge Hill team at their stand and they told me about the next Open Day that was coming up. At the time I had a few other university Open Days I planned to go to, but the first one I went to was at Edge Hill in November 2017.

I went to the Open Day with my parents and we drove the two-hour journey to get here. My incredibly positive initial impression was created by the kind and welcoming man who greeted us at the car park and showed us where to park. I remember he was very friendly – he made me and parents laugh and straight away feel comfortable in somewhere we had never been before. At registration we were told exactly where to go around the uni and I remember collecting an Edge Hill tote bag and prospectus in Main Building, which I was really happy with! My parents and I were very impressed by the beautiful campus and every student we met was extremely helpful, showing us around and answering every question we had (even quite a few obvious ones my dad had to ask!)

Without a doubt, the most helpful part of the day was speaking to my course department. It’s so important to speak to potential tutors on an Open Day because your course is a big part of university life. I remember feeling so excited and certain that this was what I wanted to do a degree in, and that is exactly what I did!

We looked around and spoke to all the different stands at the Student Experience Fair, who were giving useful information about university life at Edge Hill. As part of the Open Day we also had a campus tour and a look around all the accommodation. There were also stalls with hot drinks and food we could help ourselves to. Needless to say, me and my parents were very impressed. One thing that really jumped out at me was that we’d seen so many students who obviously cared about and enjoyed their uni so much!

We absolutely loved the day; it was brilliant to be on the incredible campus and see everything it had to offer, but for me it was the lovely people that made it. We didn’t want the day to end and I really think that that was a sign that I would be very happy at Edge Hill and it was the right uni for me!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog and it has given you a little insight into what an Open Day at Edge Hill is like- a brilliant day you will absolutely love. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us…

The dates of our upcoming Open Days this year:

Saturday 15th June 2019, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Saturday 17th August 2019, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Saturday 12th October 2019, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Saturday 9th November 2019, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Saturday 23rd November 2019, 10am-3pm – Book Now

Have a lovely week,

Alice : )

Getting in Touch!

Hey all! I hope you’re doing well and you’re enjoying your Summer! It’s still fantastic weather isn’t it?

I wanted to write a blog about one of my favourite things that happened on the lead up to me becoming a student at Edge Hill; how the Student Assistants for your accommodation invite you to join a Facebook group where you can message who are going to be your flatmates for the year!

As a part of the process after you’ve accepted your place at Edge Hill, your Student Assistant will introduce themselves through email. The Student Assistants are basically current students at Edge Hill that will be living in the same accommodation building as you and are your main port of call if you have an issue that needs resolving. In the emails they initially send you, you will be invited to join a Facebook group in which you’ll find the other people you’ll be living with!

The great thing about this is that if you struggle and take a while to make new friends, this gives you a head start before you get there! It definitely made it easier for me to get to know everyone and it helped that I recognised people a little when I got in to my Halls (Back Halls).

Although these groups usually contain people from the whole of your building and sometimes a couple of others, usually, once everyone knows their room number, people tend to post asking if anyone on the page is near to them, which is a great way to find out who exactly your flatmates will be. For example, I managed to find and be added to a group which contained my 9 person cluster exclusively.

So, if you’re thinking of becoming an Edge Hill student and one of your main concerns about University is making friends and settling in with your flatmates, I hope this post has somewhat helped you in your decision. Also, if you’re already a prospective student waiting on an acceptance letter, once you get it, make sure to check your emails!

In the meantime, check out my post on how to keep up with Edge Hill’s social media here:

Keeping up with Edge Hill!

And feel free to ask me any questions below! 🙂