Edge Hill University

Institution Profile

When Edge Hill was awarded University of the Year title for 2014/15, Times Higher Education described it as “a great success story…an institution that improves and impresses year after year”. The award recognised its outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as its strengthening research profile, investment and growth. It also celebrated Edge Hill University’s distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Edge Hill University is based on a stunning campus environment in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The University offers the best student experience in the North West according to the 2016 Times Higher Education UK Student Experience Survey. In addition, the University is ranked as joint second place nationally for its good environment on campus and joint third place for its high quality facilities.

The University has been providing higher education for more than 130 years, based on an ethos of opportunity through excellence. In 2014-15 Edge Hill was awarded the Times Higher Education University of the Year title, the most prestigious accolade in the Higher Education sector. It was also named by the same publication as the Best University Workplace in its 2015 survey of staff at UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) results show the high quality and impactful nature of our research with World Leading Internationally Excellent or Internationally Recognised work across all areas.

The University was rated as the top diversified university in the UK for Social Mobility, based on Edge Hill’s success in developing a broad range of students to achieve graduate jobs (Social Mobility Graduate Index 2014).

The last decade has seen investment of £250m on its campus which includes Creative Edge, a £17m media, music and computing facility and a £30m sports complex and it remains the safest campus in the region according to the Complete University Guide.

The University is an academic community comprising more than 10,000 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students, a further 6,000 on part time and professional development programmes and nearly 4,000 staff. Edge Hill also boasts strong levels of graduate employment, with 95% of full-time degree students finding work or further study within six months of graduating.(HESA 2015).

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