“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year”
– Times Higher Education

Edge Hill University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and shortlisted for Workplace of the Year in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017.

Edge Hill University is based on a high quality and attractive 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.

“We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home” John Cater, Vice Chancellor

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.

In our peer group of the 60+ modern, diversified universities we are top in England in the WhatUni 2017 University of the Year rankings, as well as in the Courses and Lecturers and Facilities categories. Edge Hill also comes top in the UK for student support (WhatUni 2017) and social mobility (CentreForum, 2014).

Within the North West we are the safest campus (Complete University Guide 2016) and the highest-ranked institution for student satisfaction in a wide range of National Student Survey categories and subjects (NSS 2016).

Our strengths in employability are demonstrated by 95.3% 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).

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