Have Taken a short passage from the University main website for you all to take a look at (posted below this paragraph). Hopefully you are part of these record breaking figures! I look forward to meeting you next year, especially History students. As always, keep the questions coming because I know this can be a stressful time in your life & I will do anything to make it run more smoothly!
Numbers of UCAS applicants have increased by 11.28%* compared with 2011, compared with a reported sector-wide decline of 7.25%. Attendance at applicant open days has been at record level across all subjects.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Cater, said: “These figures are very pleasing and demonstrate strong demand across the full range of our degree programmes. Despite the continually changing nature of the higher education sector, the things that are important to Edge Hill remain constant: providing a high quality teaching and learning experience; and raising our profile nationally and internationally. Our increase in applications is testimony to the hard work that we put into achieving these goals.”
The past 12 months have been one of the most successful in the University’s history, ranking top in the north-west and in the top four amongst English public universities for graduate employability, top two in England for students’ personal development in the 2011 National Student Survey and being shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher UK University of the Year for the third time.
The University is one of the most financially secure institutions in higher education, reporting a fifth consecutive surplus of £13.8m and providing the capacity for continual investment in the student experience and teaching and learning facilities. Following the opening of the £13.5m Student Hub last year, work has commenced on expansion plans worth £55m, which includes an Olympic-standard sports complex and further on-campus student accommodation.