Edge Hill University Reviews

By | 29th May 2017

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Edge Hill University Reviews

Edge Hill University Reviews

Beth

Edge Hill University

English Literature BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

25 Apr 17

In all honesty, I am really disappointed by the experience offered by this university. They have raised tuition fees and limited module choices for second and third year students so we are paying significantly more for less choice. The module options do not offer enough variety and barely contain those advertised on their website or during open days. My experience with staff has been inconsistent and largely underwhelming. I’d be extremely hesitant to recommend the university for anything other than education and sports degrees.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

During my own experience I have had received no input from the English department. I had also been left for a year before being informed that my personal tutor had left the university, I believe this has also been a contributing factor.

Course and Lecturers
What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

My lectures during first year were engaging and well structured, however, this quickly deteriorated.

Student Union
What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

As a student who lives of campus, I have found it especially difficult to engage with the students union at the university due to poor communication and a lack of interest from the department.

Uni Facilities
How good are your university’s facilities?

The English department does not have it’s own building, we have an old corridor that is also shared with English Language and History. I was left severely underwhelmed considering the recent developments of other departmental building and student accommodation.

City Life N/A
What’s the city life like?

Quieter village, residents have been kind and helpful but as an off-campus student my experience is limited.

Clubs and Societies
What are the clubs and societies like?

The clubs and societies have felt more accessible to students if they live on campus. I was not made aware of the society and clubs fair during first year and felt as if I had missed out on this experience.

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

As previously stated, I had managed to go a full year without being informed that my tutor had left the university. I have also found that some staff members have been opinionated to the extent that they are unwilling to accept views other than their own. In addition to this, I have witnessed tutors laugh in the face of students who have answered incorrectly or offered an opinion on a matter which is extremely unprofessional.

Giving back N/A
How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

I am not aware.

Elizabeth Adams

Edge Hill University

Early Years Education BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

03 Apr 17

I have loved my time at edge hill so far and am excited as to what the next 2 years hold. I love the course with it being challenging and enjoyable. The campus offers a wide range of facilities and is stunning with all the open green spaces.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

I have 3 placements throughout my course and their is a number of careers fairs taking place specifically for education.

Course and Lecturers
What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

Lecturers are very friendly and approachable and happy to help with all problems. Course is well structured and ensure constant developing of knowledge and skills.

Student Union
What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

Student union offer plenty of support if required and also organise a lot of events.

Accommodation
If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Spacious, modern room and living space with plenty of facilities and ammenities

Uni Facilities
How good are your university’s facilities?

Excellent

City Life
What’s the city life like?

Ormskirk is a small town but their is still plenty to do and Liverpool is just a train journey away.

Clubs and Societies
What are the clubs and societies like?

Their is a wide range of clubs and societies with new ones being set up regularly

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

Their is a lot of accessible support especially for mental health issues

Giving back N/A
How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

Elora Heath

Edge Hill University

Business and Management BSc (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

30 Mar 17

The university is a peasant place in a pleasant location. All of the staff are friendly, and the library staff are extremely helpful. The facilities are being constantly upgraded and developed to make them better. The library is available to students 24/7 throughout the whole year. The university has a good academic reputation and has a high student satisfaction rate.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

Focuses a lot on transferable skills through assignments and seminars. the careers department are dedicated to the students and are extremely helpful. The university as a whole focuses on making graduates with high potential employability.

Course and Lecturers
What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?
Student Union
What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

The students union is very dedicated to helping and protecting students. however, more opportunity to get involved could be presented.

Accommodation
If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Small but comfortable. The water facilities could be improved as well as natural light in the bedroom. The communal kitchen and bathroom are well maintained and any complaints are dealt with quickly and efficiently. The fridge and freezer in the kitchen could be bigger considering it is being shared by 6. Cupboard space is adequate, as is location. Overall, good value for money.

Uni Facilities
How good are your university’s facilities?

The universities facilities are all on campus making them all within walking distance, which is extremely convenient. The facilities are all of a high standard and accessible to all students, making them extremely popular among the students. There is also a bus available which is free for all students taking them from the campus to town, which runs almost all day.

City Life
What’s the city life like?

Ormskirk is a small town which is very pretty but doesn’t offer much in terms of entertainment. There is a large park more suited for summer months and there is a couple of bars and a couple of clubs. There isn’t a great deal of variety in terms of shopping in Ormskirk, however there is a market twice a week: Thursday and Saturday, which is popular among the towns people.

Clubs and Societies
What are the clubs and societies like?

There is a wide variety of clubs and societies available on campus that are widely used across all of the students.

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

You are told right away who you’re personal tutor is and an informal introduction takes place so that you know who to look for when you need support. All of the tutors’ offices are in a the same building on the same floor, so that you know where to go to find a specific tutor. Tutors are also easily contactable by email if you have any quick queries.

Giving back N/A
How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

Marija Safjanova

Edge Hill University

Law LLB (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

07 Mar 17

Overall, I love time in uni so far. Great professors, who are always willing to help you by providing you feedback. Amazing campus with a lot of features. A lot of people with whom to make friends. My confidence has grown here. I am glad that I have this experience and I am making my story here and I will never forget about this experience here.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

At the beginning of the study year people came on some of the lectures providing us with information who we can contact regarding job perspectives. Careers centre is always here for you, which will assit you with a CV like they helped me with it. There is a list of jobs part-time and voluntary ones provided by the careers centre. Professors always recommend you to attend variety of events which are related to your course to enhance your CV.

Course and Lecturers
What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

Well, all my lecturers are very supportive if I have any questions they are there to help me to fully understand the material. They provide us with all materials. The best thing I would say are seminars, where everyone is engaged and you won’t be left silent. During the seminars we are often split into two teams to discuss a problem question, which was given us as a homework. Therfore, it is very good opportunity to learn how to work in a group. The only minus is that seminars last only for 1 hour and it is not enough to cover all questions, which were given as a homework. I would say it would be better if we had 2 hours of seminars in each module. Regarding, the course, I love it very much and find it very interesting

Student Union N/A
What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

Well, I haven’t been involved in SU as I didn’t have enough time for that. Therefore, I cannot provide here stars, but I am pretty sure who are involved with the SU they are happy with it.

Accommodation
If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

It is very beautiful well-equiped building. I live with 5 other people in a corridor in Graduates Court. The accommodation is provided with everything what you need starting from vacuum cleaner to the kettle and microwave. However, there were several problems with vacuum cleaner, ovens and a bathroom, which was fixed as soon as I called Facility Management team, who were very welcome and nice. Cleaners come almost every day to maintain hallway and kitchen that they would sparkle. Overall, it looks very contemporary.

Uni Facilities
How good are your university’s facilities?

There is a wide range of facilities and all of them are maintened on a high level.. Starting with the sports complex (swimming pool, fields, inside sport areas) to the washing machines and shops. Library provides you with computers and printers. However, during the peak times sometimes there is no free computers available. Nevertheless, I always find free one. In addition, at the moment uni is building a new library as far as I understood it will be additional one building. There is also free bus going to Ormskirk.

City Life
What’s the city life like?

Ormskirk is a nice small town, where you can find such shops as Aldi and Morrisons, where you can find cheap goods. There is also library, bookshops and bars for students to spend free time. I personally like observe nature, there are two parks which are quite place to unite with a nature. Moreover, there is a trainline which allows you to travel either Preston or Liverpool for a short time.

Clubs and Societies
What are the clubs and societies like?

There are variety of clubs and societies for your interest. Starting with sport clubs (swimming, football …) to the societies related to your course or “Disney Cartoons”, or “Doctor Who” societies. Most of them are for free, some of them are not.

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

Wide range of support is available. I personally like feedbacks for my courseworks and fair marks on the seminars and exams, which allows me to develop variety of skills and working on my own mistakes. Professors are always there if you need help. Tutors are willing to provide you with feedback and explain what are you strong sides and where you can work more. Regarding personal support, I recieved some good advice from a personal tutor that I need to attend some useful events related to my course to enhance my CV.

Giving back
How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

I haven’t noticed that uni stands somehow on global arena or local but one thing if it can be called a project than uni offers a trip to China, if you have completed 40 hours lessons. This is a great opportunity to students to be involved globally in the world and to learn about different culture and extend knowledge in a language.

Maria Parker

Edge Hill University

Primary Education BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

01 Mar 17

I am really enjoying university, I like he following things about uni life – I am really happy with my flatmates – find uni life exciting – enjoyment of placement

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

– 7 weeks placement on my course in first year – 8 week placement on my course in second year – 10 week placement on my course in third year

Course and Lecturers
What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

Doing practical placements and enhancements

Student Union
What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

I don’t really have much envolement

Accommodation
If you live in university halls or private housing, what is your accommodation like?

Very nice accommodation. I live in a flat of 8 people and we have a very large kitchen.

Uni Facilities
How good are your university’s facilities?

There are lots of things available at my university from help with work to help to get fit

City Life
What’s the city life like?

It is only a short train journey into Liverpool. Ormskirk town itself has three clubs which are all really enjoyable to go to

Clubs and Societies
What are the clubs and societies like?

Good, I am part of a social which meet up and tk to social every Wednesday

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

There are lots of things available to us, we are reminded of the things on offer in times we may need them most such as in placement

Giving back
How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

They have a society that focus on raising money for charity – the raising and giving society

Sarah gibson

Edge Hill University

Nursing (Children) BSc (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

28 Feb 17

Overall, I’m really enjoying edge hill uni! I’ve previously studied at another uni and edge hill offers A LOT more student support especially during assignments and exams!

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

We have to do placements for our course and learn skills which we will need as well as learning about different policies

Course and Lecturers
What’s the best thing about your course & lecturers?

All lecturers, tutors, heads of modules are all very dedicated to the course. Placements are fantastic and could range of places you can go on placements. Lecturers are always there if you need any help, constantly emailing us to say if we are struggling then they can help

Student Union N/A
What do you think of your Students’ Union? If you don’t get involved, why not?

I don’t really get involved as I live at home so when I’m actually in uni I tend to just go for the hours I’m in. However the student union building is new and inviting and has a good numbers of services within it

Uni Facilities
How good are your university’s facilities?

The university’s facilities are okay. The library is quite old fashioned and not very big so during deadline dates it is very busy and lack of books. Lecture theatres are all new however due to the size of our cohort we are normally in one with no tables so writing on your knees is difficult and hard work! Cafes offer a wide range of products which is good however a tad expensive

City Life N/A
What’s the city life like?

I live at home so haven’t been into ormskirk town centre

Clubs and Societies N/A
What are the clubs and societies like?

I am not part of any clubs as live at home

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

The support is really good especially during assignments were you are given an individual tutor for the module which is something that is really good! The tutors are always offering appts and help which is fab,

Giving back N/A
How much does your uni give back to the community (think global and local), do any projects stand out?

I’m not too sure

Maisie Jackson

Edge Hill University

Film and Television Production BA (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

28 Feb 17

Really poor value for money. I’m in clas 2 days a week at the moment, for no more than 6 hours. Through first and second year it was 9 hours a week at most. Living in halls was literal hell, and destroyed my mental health. Was threatened by someone I was living with that they would “get me” whilst living in my first halls, and broke my door trying to get into my bedroom to do so. No one helped, they stood in the kitchen and laughed when I could have possibly been really hurt. Living in private housing was another kind of hell and students should not have to go through private landlords who take as much advantage of students who are unaware of renting as possible (I was unable to get back a £480 deposit when I changed my mind about living in private housing for a second year). An older student I lived with treated us like children and publicly mocked and shamed us whenever she could. The last straw came when she gave me a panic attack as she screamed that I had cleaned the house that week, I moved all of my stuff out that night. I’ve been in a much better frame of mind and mentally living at home for my final year and there has been very little stress and drama to deal with. The course has been adequately at best. The theory modules were the strongest modules and the production based/group ones the weakest. I learnt more and gained a better understanding of a topic when I conducted my own research than what was taught in class. What was disheartening about the coursework was you had to submit your first draft of an essay, and only in the third year could a tutor have a look at a draft, but only up to 40% of the total word count up to 10 days before the deadline. This is where I feel a lot of our grades are let down as we are not allowed to improve upon any work we submit, which is fustrating as a few times I had been a mark or two below a first. I would not recommend any one apply to edge hill university, let alone apply for the film and television production course.