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Great place that’s quite small and is very easy to navigate. Train links are great with bus available on other side or just a 10 min walk from the uni

By member985065 On 26th April 2023

Study in Ormskirk

Located in West Lancashire, Ormskirk is the closest town to Edge Hill University, a campus-based university.

 

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Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University is situated on an award-winning 160-acre campus and has been providing higher education since 1885. The university’s teaching has been recognised with a gold rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework. Some of the faculties at the university include Education, Health and Social Care, Business School, BioSciences, GeoSciences and Performing Arts.

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Ormskirk Student Life

Ormskirk is the ideal town for those who prefer a more slow-paced life. The town offers all the amenities you would need as a student, whilst being in a great location to explore the nearby coast, countryside and major cities of Northern England.

Cost of Living

Student accommodation costs range from £62 - £180 per week; the average is £137 per week.

Compare the average elsewhere: Newcastle: £149/week, Lancaster: £158/week, Leeds: £177/week.

(Prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

 

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Nights Out

Ormskirk is not a place known for its nightlife but there are few bars which students head to. Popular spots are Alpine, Mustard, Styles and Lime Tyger.  If you are someone who likes to go ‘out out’ then best to head to nearby Liverpool which is easily reachable by a 25-minute train ride or split the cost of a taxi between friends.

Public Transport

The town centre is a ten-minute walk or two-minute shuttle bus journey from the university campus. If you are looking to travel out of Ormskirk, it is well connected by road and rail. The main train station situated in the centre runs regular direct services to nearby cities such as Liverpool and Preston.

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Shopping

The Ormskirk street market has been held in the town for more than 700 years. It takes place every Thursday and Saturday in the heart of the town with around 100 stalls selling tasty food, clothes, handmade gifts, flowers and so much more. In addition to the market, the pedestrianised high street has all the everyday shops that you will need. 

Days Out

 

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Southport

A mere 20 minutes away from Ormskirk is the traditional seaside town of Southport, you can expect fairground rides, a water slide park, model railway village and of course fish ‘n’ chips! What’s not to love? 

 

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Liverpool 

The birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool, is the closest city from Ormskirk and is a popular destination for many students. The city has had an impressive amount of regeneration over the last few years and is packed with attractions and entertainment to experience. 

 

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Formby

Formby is a stunning coastline of dunes and pine woodlands. It is 30-minutes away from Ormskirk and is an idyllic destination to get some sea air. Head for a walk on the beach, or if it’s looking like a sunny day pack a picnic and enjoy a full day beside the sea.

 

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Manchester

Manchester is an hour away by car, it’s the cosmopolitan hub of Northern England and is well worth a day trip. There’s a lot to see and do whatever your interests are, whether that be culture, shopping, eating or drinking.

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member998523
30th January 2024

very little to do...

very little to do but very calm and very chill nights out. again so nice to see more familiar faces and very affordable read more

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27th October 2023

The cost of livin...

The cost of living here is extremely expensive so is hard to survive as a student without a constant part time job. read more

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30th August 2023

Clubs are shockin...

Clubs are shockingly bad. Full of homophobic simple minded idiots. And bouncers a disgusting towards women and gay men. If youre not a white rugby lad you're not gonna enjoy it. Middle of nowhere theres about 2 shops and non are open late. Nothing to do except go on train into liverpool which takes 35 mins read more

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member889253
25th July 2023

Quite town, a few...

Quite town, a few large supermarkets, two or three clubs small student community. read more

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member1089205
23rd July 2023

Really nice area,...

Really nice area, clean and tidy and overall lovely read more

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member588311
28th June 2023

A little bit our...

A little bit our of the way but must necessary things are all In one place so no need to travel far read more

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member985065
26th April 2023

Great place that’...

Great place that’s quite small and is very easy to navigate. Train links are great with bus available on other side or just a 10 min walk from the uni read more

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member680977
12th March 2023

A very quaint tow...

A very quaint town having all the necessary fecitilies thah are requried read more

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member1077306
6th February 2023

Great location bu...

Great location but needs a revamp in the town with new shops and night lifw read more

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member1271928
30th September 2022

Nice town but has...

Nice town but has a dieing high street like anywhere else. read more

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member963271
28th October 2021

It's a good stude...

It's a good student town. Free bus to qand fro from uni to town. read more

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member463163
25th October 2021

Public transport...

Public transport is great there buses and trains to all over, the little town has all the necessary shops. The night life is great too as it’s not too far from Liverpool city centre Ormskirk itself has some good bars and clubs as well as the student Union bar which is on campus and great. read more

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member860910
13th July 2021

It’s a nice place...

It’s a nice place but if you’re looking for a proper Uni experience with everything on your doorstep then this maybe isn’t for you. Only 30min train journey away from liverpool tho read more

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KellieC
30th August 2017

It's a small town...

It's a small town but it's filled with great pubs, places to eat and tons of charity shops! read more

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member1010572
7th July 2015

Middle of nowhere...

Middle of nowhere but has what you need read more

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