Edge Hill University
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About this university
Edge Hill University is a public university in the town of Ormskirk in Lancashire. It began as the Edge Hill College in 1885, the first non-denominational teacher training college for women in the country. Male students were admitted in 1959 and the institute became a university in 2006. It was named the University of the Year by the Times Higher Education Awards in 2014.
Students travel from around the world to study at the university and this means there is plenty of help and advice on hand for them. This starts with country-specific information about application and acceptance as well as information about immigration and visas. There is also support for students once they are in Lancashire with the International Department on hand for matters such as living and working in the UK while studying and travelling around the country. There are also British Culture programs on offer as well as English language for those wanting to enhance their English skills. The Student Union is the representative of students within the university and responsible for organising the clubs and societies for outside the classroom activities. It also operates a nightclub and bar as well as the annual Sports Awards, Fresherâ€™s Ball and other annual events. There are also advice and support services for daily life available for students. There are some 70 different sports and societies on offer including sports such as football, rugby, swimming and golf as well as student run media opportunities, volunteer and charity work and much more. There is also the facility for students to get together with others and start their own club or society if they find a shared interest that doesnâ€™t already have one. The university has its own not-for-profit record label operated by a former senior lecturer and bassist Carl Hunter. Called The Label Recordings, it offers placement for students as well as opportunities for bands and musicians to get their music to a wider audience.
The main campus of the university in in Ormskirk and covers around 160 acres. There are various amenities on the site including a bar and nightclub, two theatre, shops and a large library along with a 24-hour access computer suite. There is a sports complex that was used for training during the 2012 Olympic Games. Other facilities include the Student Hub, a new centre containing catering and retail outlets as well as the Student Union. The Creative Edge is the home of the media courses while the Wilson Centre is the sports complex housing the Department of Sport. There is also an Arts Centre and the Learning Innovation Centre on campus. There is a secondary site near Chorley, Lancashire, called Woodlands, which is home to the professional development programs as well as some part time study courses. The Wirral Education Centre also offers foundation degrees. There are a number of original halls of residence that have been added to in recent years. The original halls were named for prominent local families while newer ones are named for the founders of the original institute and prominent figures in its history. There are now over 2000 rooms available across six different areas of the campus. This means all are close to the different facilities of the campus as well as those of the larger town.
There are courses available from this university with the following field of studies:
- - Entrepeneurship and management
- Computer sciences and IT
- - Computer forensics and cyber security