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Student Accommodation

  • All full-time, first year foundation and undergraduate students who make Edge Hill their first choice university, have firmly accepted an offer and applied for university accommodation within the prescribed period are prioritised for university accommodation.
  • The award-winning accommodation provides nearly 2,500 rooms on campus, including catered and self-catered options.  En-suite rooms in the majority of halls of residence have a flat screen PC, Freeview TV, and a fridge as well as a spacious shared kitchen. Rent includes utility bills and free Wi-Fi. 
  •  The university provides a broad range of accommodation options to suit a wide variety of budgets and requirements. All halls are within easy walking distance of lectures, the Library, the Students’ Union, the Sports Centre, theatres and other facilities.
  • The town centre is a ten-minute walk or two-minute shuttle bus journey from the campus. Average rent in private accommodation in Ormskirk is between £85–95 per week.

Accommodation Costs


Number of university/college beds 2,146
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,040–£4,480
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,520–£4,356

Armstrong House, Manchester

Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,640–£5,200

Living Here

Edge Hill University is close to the thriving market town of Ormskirk which is home to a lively nightlife, plenty of high street shops, banks and supermarkets, and many cafés and restaurants. A street market has been held in Ormskirk for more than 700 years and takes place every Thursday and Saturday with around 100 stalls selling everything from clothes, food and flowers to handmade gifts. The seaside resort of Southport is nearby and the university is only a short distance from stunning areas of unspoilt natural beauty, such as the sand dunes and pinewoods of Formby.

Getting Around

  • Located in the heart of the North West, Edge Hill University is situated close to the town of Ormskirk and the cities of Liverpool and Manchester.
  • The Edge Link bus offers a fast and reliable service running between Ormskirk and the university campus every 15 minutes, and it is free for students.
  • From Ormskirk train station there is a regular service running to and from Liverpool and Preston.
  • A number of buses connect Ormskirk to the surrounding area.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Alongside regular themed nights at Edge Hill's nightclub, The Quad, students can chill out in the SU Bar, take part in the weekly quiz, or join the karaoke club. The university’s on-campus Arts Centre offers cheap and free films, comedy, open mic nights, drama and dance to students and the public; an outdoor amphitheatre hosts occasional alfresco performances.
  • Liverpool is a short train ride away, and there attractions include The World Museum, International Slavery Museum and The Beatles Story, along with major art galleries Tate Liverpool (students get free access to exhibitions) and the Walker Art Gallery. Liverpool’s theatres include musicals and plays directly from the West End along with innovative new works; and the Liverpool Biennial delivers the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK.
  • Ormskirk offers excellent shopping with a mix of high street and independent retailers. Ormskirk market, one of the country's oldest and most traditional street markets, takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays. Further afield, areas worth exploring include Liverpool’s Bold Street and Lark Lane, Preston’s charming Winckley Square, and Southport’s Lord Street.
  • Premier league football teams in the area include Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, with live Championship football available at Preston North End; the region has a number of rugby league teams, and golf clubs at Royal Birkdale or Hoylake – or crazy golf at Southport. Horseracing’s major event, the Grand National, takes place at nearby Aintree.