Edge Hill University is an award-winning campus-based public university in Ormskirk, in Lancashire, which is close to Liverpool and Manchester. It’s roots can be traced back to 1885 when Edge Hill College first opened its doors to the all-women student body. In 1959, male students were admitted for the first time. It was granted “Taught Degree Awarding Powers” in 2005 and thus became Edge Hill University in 2016. The institution’s mission is to “create opportunity from knowledge” and it has been doing just that ever since its foundation. Nowadays, the university is renowned and is recognized by a variety of awards and high rankings (for teaching, students experience, accommodation, among other things). It was ranked as “Gold” in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The campus is made up of three faculties, Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health and Social Care. Programmes are taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Edge Hill University earned a top reputation by delivering outstanding courses and supporting its students. Speaking of its students: in the 2015/16 academic year there were 11,995 undergraduate students and 3,545 postgraduate students enrolled in programmes at Edge Hill University. On top of excellent courses, the university has many global opportunities to offer its students.
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the Edge Hill University rating is 4.0. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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In the psychology department there are members of staff for each area of psychology, each with their own particular interests and fields of work. This is beneficial for learning, when doing each module, and especially beneficial when completing the dissertation module in third yearView more
I liked the majority of the teaching throughout the degree, the assessments assigned were easy to follow and I liked how were were assessed throughout the degree. The majority of lecturers were helpful when you needed guidance or help with anything. Lots of opportunities to give your opinion about modules and the degree program. Lots of talks about career prospects and options and a great careers team.View more
Overall, my experience at the university was very good and I would recommend to other students. There was lots of support in terms of lifestyle, mental health and accommodation. In terms of the teaching I would say it was mixed. My best experience was with my dissertation supervisor (Linda Kaye) – she was amazing in helping support me with my dissertation quickly and her replies were so quick. In terms of my other modules there was a mix of support for instance one of my modules there was not enough assessment support but with others there was enough. I do think Covid was part of this though.View more
The course was good overall, the staff were helpful but could have kept in touch more. Missed out on a lot of trip/ training opportunities because of COVID-19 but would have been nice to have this chance in the third year.View more
Lectures in general were good and things put on by lecturers for anyone going into a certain job we’re done well but for anyone that was going into a different career or working outside of the closest counties were partly left to sort it out themselves or have to reach out to get materials which should have been provided.View more
I enjoy the content of my degree. However, I find that if i’m struggling with work, it’s hard to find help. In addition to this, if I have performed poorly on an assignment, the given feedback does not tell me how to improve my grade. Also feel as though we wait a long time for results for assignments compared to other courses.View more
The Edge Hill Psychology BSc surpassed my expectations, particularly as I was just completing my first year as Covid started and my second year was entirely remote as I was considered high risk. I felt that the university adapted quickly and efficiently to the change of circumstances and went above and beyond what was required. For example, I was allowed to complete my whole 2nd year from home as I was anxious about my personal health, and whilst Government guidelines kept changing, the university was consistent in their approval of work from home for the vulnerable.
On returning to university to undertake my third year, the university had made alterations, the biggest of which was that all lectures were now available as recorded sessions. It had become obvious to me during covid that a recording of lectures was a plus point for any student not just those working from home and I felt that the university and psychology department took this on board.
Modules in the third year had a flexible approach to seminars, allowing students to work from home when required but also giving them the flexibility and opportunity to attend class.
All around I felt that the psychology department handled very difficult circumstances very well.View more
Overall, I believe that the course was delivered to a high standard by professors who were always willing to go the extra mile and help out students who came forward. The lessons, either delivered in person or online, were relatively easy to follow and were informative enough for students to gain knowledge. Additional reading around subjects were encouraged my staff. The campus and psychology building was modern and outfitted with equipment to conduct psychological research, which was advantageous. There were a wide range of societies by which most students could find their niche and build relationships with others who shared similar interests.View more