Edge Hill University is based on an attractive, award-winning 160-acre campus in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The institution has been providing higher education for more than 130 years, with a mission to create opportunity from knowledge. The University is an academic community comprising more than 10,000 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students and a further 6,000 on part time and professional development programmes.
Edge Hill is ranked as Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government's evaluation of excellence in teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes. Gold is the highest possible TEF rating, indicating that the institution is ""of the highest quality found in the UK"" and is ""delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.” The specific findings for Edge Hill University indicate that “students from diverse backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”, and that “very high proportions of
students continue with their studies and progress to employment or further study.”
Edge Hill is one of the select few universities to have held the coveted UK University of the Year title, awarded by Times Higher Education (2014/15). Recent successes include being ranked in the top 10 for teaching by the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, top in the North West for student experience (Times Higher Education 2017), and top in the UK for student accommodation in the 2017 WhatUni Awards.
Our strengths in employability are demonstrated by 95.5% of our full time first degree graduates finding work or further study within six months of graduating (HESA), and reinforced by awards including a top ten shortlisting in the National Graduate Recruitment Awards (TARGETjobs 2017).
Times Higher Awards have recognised our Excellence and Innovation in the Arts (Highly Commended, 2015) and research in sport and education, working in partnership with Everton in the Community the official charity of Everton Football Club (Outstanding Contribution to the Community, 2016).
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.