It's a small town but it's filled with great pubs, places to eat and tons of charity shops!
By KellieC On 30th August 2017
Study in Ormskirk
Located in West Lancashire, Ormskirk is the closest town to Edge Hill University, a campus-based university.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Ormskirk Accommodation
Chancellors Court and Chancellors South
basically you get an en suit, mini fridge, TV and computer in your room which you are unlikely to get at other university's, even if you do t will be ...
Founders East and Founders West
Very good. Thanks................. .............
Met some great friends here, cleaner went above and beyond to make us happy and comfortable! Could have done with a bit more common space...
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Public transport is great...
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
It’s a nice place but...
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