Free food?!

T’was the friday before Welcome, when all through uni;

Not a timetable ungiven, not even P.E.

The banners were hung across campus with care;

In hopes that new students, soon would be there.

Cheese aside, hey guys! There’s now less than 48 hours to go till the start to the new term,brad-pit i.e. get hyped!

Both here at the union, and across the university, the very final prep is being made to bring back the best thing about Edge Hill – our students. Whether it’s your first day, or your third year, we can’t wait to have you here, and there really is something for everyone to get stuck into across the next week. Not only night-time events in the club, but activities during the day you can bring friends and family along to too! As you will have seen, our Welcome Week line-up has been announced (see here –, and the response has been amazing.

pizzaIt was such a pleasure for us to meet so many of you yesterday at Welcome Thursday, our event for those residing off-campus to come and enroll. There was free pizza, free icecream, free popcorn, and of course tonnes of amazing students filled with enthusiasm!  (But nothing tastes quite as good as free food…don’t worry guys, plenty more on Sunday!).

These days where we get to spend time with you, find out how it’s going and hear what you want to see, is what our job is all about. We want to hear your voice, and relay that in our work, and with the introduction of the ‘Your Ideas’ platform on our website, we are making your voice bigger every day. your-ideas

If you’re not familiar with ‘Your Ideas’, it’s time to clue up! EHSU loves feedback, and we build on everything we receive. We do this because we want your time here to be as fantastic as possible. At any time in the year you can submit an idea. Providing it’s legal, we’ll put it up for students to vote for or against and even leave comments. Your idea will stay up for 30 days and if it has at least 30 votes with a majority in favour, it’ll go to the relevant meeting to see how to move forward!

In the meantime, I know many of you have burning questions on a multitude of issues, so I’ve popped a little list below with some things you might find useful!

Sports and Societies – All their details can be found on our website below, and they’ll all be at our welcome fair this wednesday (21/09/16) to meet, greet, answer questions and help you if you’d like to sign up!

Advice and Support – if things changed and something didn’t worked out as planned – money, housing, your course or absolutely anything else you want to talk about, our free advice service is here, year round, to help you out!

email  or call 01695 657301

Getting Started Packs – Hopefully you will have received all this in emails or post, but we all lose track of things sometimes so here’s a link to all the ‘Getting Started’ guides put together by the University.

Student finance – SFE (Student Finance England) has produced a guide that (hopefully) covers anything you might be unsure of.

That’s all from me for now, but I look forward to seeing you all back on campus next week, and any issues, questions or concerns, do get in touch so we can help you out.


Your VP Academic, Rachel :)







The first time! :S

Whether it’s the first time you’re going to be living away from home, the first time you’ve bought a frying pan or the first time you’ve been away from your cat for more than a week. The next year is going to hold so many firsts for you. It’s going to be overwhelming and scary but also so much fun and different to anything you’ve experienced before.

So now’s the time you forget all about school, college or work, you’ve got the grades needed and you’re in! (Congratulations!)


The first thing you need to know about university is that it is nothing like school. It is the first time in your education that you are going to be 100% trusted to do your own thing in both your studies and your life. Of course, there are loads of places where you can get help and advice during your time at Edge Hill.

You’ve got one week left until you move in, the summer has gone super-fast, and now it’s time to pack and move into your accommodation for the next year.

The main thing to bear in mind when coming to university is that everyone is in the same boat. Everyone will be nervous, everyone will be excited. Many of them will be cooking for themselves for the first time, and have no idea how to use a washing machine (Or, me for example – I still can’t use one either!).


Basically, there is no “one size fits all” survival guide to your first time at university, so the best suggestion from me would be to get out there and make the most of it.

So you better get packing, and we’ll see you next week!


VP Welfare

Blog laaaa

Hello there people of the world!

It’s time for my blog so hopefully the next 500 words or so will give you an idea of where we are at in terms of Societies, Sports teams and events.

So Societies…… First off, can I thank all the societies that have completed all the relevant paperwork to re-affiliate if you haven’t …get a wiggle on! Something for you guys to look out for… I am looking at creating a society of the month scheme, I have adopted this from Loughborough who assure me it’s fantastic  promotion for you guys, so watch out for that! Just as a side note, we are getting a good number of new societies wanting to be affiliated, well done to you guys!

Moving on… Sports teams! A LOT of work is going on behind the scenes trying to get things in place for you guys, Believe me when I say that we are prepared to listen to you, take on board what you want, and do our best to make them happen. It’s a pragmatic process, this delivering sport business however I do believe that if we work together, talk to each other, hold regular drop in sessions and meetings we can change sport for the better. And on that note…

Sports and Societies committee training day 16th September!
Remember the date please guys, this day is so so important as this is where we can explain where we are at, then get feedback from you guys and come up with an agreed strategy on how to move forward. This will all be alongside us providing workshops aimed at developing your skills as committee members! An email will be sent out soon detailing the ins and outs of this so please keep an eye out in your inboxes.

PLUG/ADVERTISMENT ALERT! Edge hill is awesome… this is an idea I have had through my many YouTube binges. I’m sure a lot of you are aware of a series of clips called ‘people are awesome’ (If you haven’t seen it check it out). I really want to adopt this and put a unique Edge Hill twist on it. This video aims to showcase the weird and wonderful skill sets that students of Edge Hill have!
I have an enthusiastic group of students who are willing to do the leg work on this and I can’t thank them enough! (If you want to get involved please get in contact J). So please keep an eye out for ‘Edge Hill is awesome’.

I could put my ‘to do’ list on which is currently   2 sides of A4, however, i dont want to spoil you too early on ! :).

If you want any further details on anything please feel free to email me !

Peace , Have a good weekend! x