Study Abroad in the English Countryside at Edge Hill University

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The Study Abroad Programme at Edge Hill is a short programme for students who wish to study for one or two semesters. Our team are here to support you during your studies and to help make your study abroad experience one you will never forget.

Located in Ormskirk, an historic market town in the North West of England, we are ideally located for you to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

A short train journey will see you in the very lovable City of Liverpool – home of 'The Beatles'. With its unique attractions, world class sport offerings, unrivalled musical heritage and it’s famously warm welcomes Liverpool is a great place to visit.

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9.44 Rating
based on 16 reviews
  • Academics 8.9
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 8.9
  • Housing 8.3
  • Safety 9.4
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Zoe
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad at Edge Hill

Edge Hill University is in the cute little town of Ormskirk. If you’re all about cute storybook towns, this is the place for you. If you’re more of a city person, you may want to spend a lot of your time in nearby cities like Liverpool. I will say the city and the campus can be a bit slow, at least compared to my home city and home university. But, if you’re studying abroad to get some time to yourself and have some time to think, then that’s perfect! The schedule at Edge Hill also allows for some flexible travel time, so if you’re wanting to explore nearby countries, then it’s great! Probably some of my favorite parts about being at Edge Hill were just walking around Ormskirk on the market days, being able to take a slow start to the day just for time to myself. The campus and town really lends itself to that. Overall, I would recommend the program for anyone who wants to take an opportunity to slow down for a bit and explore. I probably wouldn’t recommend it to someone who wants to pursue a lot of projects and be really involved on campus.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I did it all again, I would establish more of a sense of routine. I got very overwhelmed by the amount of free time I had, and I wish I had taken advantage of it by picking up a hobby or exercising more.
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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent!

I had the most positive experience studying abroad at Edge Hill in the Fall Term of 2018! Ormskirk is a quaint, safe town full of affordable restaurants and pubs walking distance from campus. Campus itself is picturesque with modern facilities for the students. The International Office was extremely supportive throughout my entire experience, both with academic and emotional support. They put on free coach day-trips to cities such as Conwy, Wales, and York, so us international students had the opportunity to see the beauty of the surrounding areas at no expense. The close location to Liverpool provided an excellent experience for me, as I was able to get into the city center by train in about thirty minutes. Because living in Ormskirk was relatively inexpensive, I was able to travel on the weekends via Liverpool Airport, Manchester Airport, and the train. All in all, I had the best time, and would absolutely recommend EHU to any student planning to study abroad.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice for anyone studying at Edge Hill is to sign up for their Global Friends program, where an international student is paired up with an EHU student. Global Friends can answer any questions about the school, the culture, show the international student around campus and Ormskirk- anything! I had such an incredible experience with this, and wound up with a travel buddy friend for life!
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susanna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

study abroad ormskirk with grand valley summer term

edge hill is an approachable, friendly school in a rural setting. it's a great base to explore other regions of the uk and offers a serene atmosphere. the grand valley program offered classes from the stateside university housed within the ormskirk campus so our experience with academics a edge hill was limited. granted, a few of the buildings were heavily used by students, like the dance/bar/laundry space and the international dorms, but, hey, it's a college replete with students living on their own for the first time. especially conducive to studying were several nooks within buildings that offered quietude. this is a fine place to actually connect with other students as it generally is a slower-paced, relaxed campus environment. transportation to the town of ormskirk itself from campus proper is no problem, and it is a sweet, easy train ride away to liverpool. i felt very safe on campus and generally amidst open-minded individuals.

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Holly
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Living the Northern Life

This experience changed my life. When deciding to study abroad I was looking for an English-speaking country and preferred British culture, so I was satisfied with my decision to study abroad for a semester at Edge Hill University. Little did I know that the accent would be so tricky to comprehend at first, but I believe that I truly experienced the northern way of British life. The community is so welcoming and I loved getting to know my classmates and other students. Everyone was willing to lend me a hand when I needed help. After traveling to a few other cities around England, and London a great deal of times, I believe that Northwest England is its own kind. The people are so amazing, the culture is there, and it's where you can really dive into British customs. You can't get all this in the more "international" cities like London. Ormskirk is such a great town to be a part of and I cannot wait to return.

What would you improve about this program?
improved accommodation and noise level at night
Jonatan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Edge Hill University

Before coming to Edge Hill University I had three different objectives to achieve during my Erasmus programme:
1. Meet people around the world.
2. Improve my English skills.
3. Learn new things about my degree (Sports Science).
Now that my experiences came to an end, I can secure you that all of the objectives have been achieved perfectly.
During my eight months at the University I’ve met people from all over the world (China, Europe and USA). The best thing is that some of them are now part of closer friends and family. I learnt a lot of things thanks to the interaction with them such as new cultures, dances or even different ways to see life. Thanks to these interactions my English skills have been improving day after day. I know that there are still a lot of mistakes to correct, but I’m confident of myself. I know that I can go to a foreign country, where English is the main language, and survive perfectly.
Finally, Edge Hill provided me with amazing installations and equipments which I could use during the year to complement my knowledge. The lessons are quite interesting, but due to the difference between England’s student plan and Spanish’s student plans, I have studied some stuff that I already did back at home, but this is not a real problem, so, it has been a good way to revise my notes.
Doing my Erasmus at Edge Hill University has been one of my best choices in life.
I want to conclude my review by saying thank you to all the staff from both International Offices, from Edge Hill University and Universitat de Vic for giving me the chance to live this. I’m very grateful.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like to propose a few things to improve the programme:
1. England is a huge country and it would be nice to have make some trips organised by the International Office. It would make it easier for the foreign students to know and connect with the new country.
2. Let students know that classes finish at the end at beginning/middle of May and that the accommodation contract expires in the middle of June. It is an important point for us as we get in trouble.
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Jan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My top Education Place so far

When I first arrived to Edge Hill University as an Erasmus Student, first thing which surprised me was campus itself. Huge modern campus, providing all the facilities, which students need. Student life is really important to me and that's why I like Edge Hill. Not only we have fancy accommodation, built in modern style, providing our own en-suite bathrooms but we also can spend time in Students Union Bar, which has lots of events going on. The level of education is high and my tutors are always happy to help. As a Music Production student I am also satisfied with the equipment of my department. I transeferred to Edge Hill University because I believe it will provide me better education, than my home university.

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Athina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Edge Hill University Review

When I applied for the Erasmus+ program. the only university offered was Edge Hill University. However, after having spent almost a year here, I would choose Edge Hill even in a list of universities.
The courses provided me with a challenge that kept me busy and satisfied my need to work and study in fast paced environments but the tutors where always willing to help me out and ease me in on a very different type of studies.
The staff were more than happy to help me out and answer any questions which is really important to someone coming from another country.
Overall the experience has exceeded my expectations and I have applied -and been accepted- to continue my studies here net year as a full time student.

What would you improve about this program?
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natalia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience abroad!

I like Edge Hill so much! I enjoyed to make so many new friends from all around the world! I love universities' installations it is really big and pretty!
people from international office are really supportive and flexible and always willing to make you feel at home!
I never was homesick since I got here, I always felt like at home!
my classes were good and I learned a lot about the british culture and also from other cultures. as I study marketing this is really helpful for my career to know things about all cultures and to open my mind to what is happening all around the world!
I'm really sad to leave but I know that the friends that I've made here are going to be forever and I can always keep in touch with them!
I would definitely come back to Edge Hill!!

What would you improve about this program?
if classes were more than once a week if would be better I think, because sometines it was a lot of free time