What is a Students' Union?

 

Yes, we run the SU Bar and ‘Venue’ nightclub on campus, and we don’t know if you’ve already heard, but we kind of opened a brand new SUBWAY on campus this year which even made the headlines! (you can thank us later!)… but we are SO much more than that!

View our impact report by clicking the image below for a super colourful summary of what we've been involved in for 2017-18!

Whether you're studying in Ormskirk or Manchester, we're here to help you have the best student experience possible.You might be ready to throw yourself in to activities including sports, societies, crafternoons, skills workshops, clothes sales and guide dog-petting (believe us, it's a popular one!), or you may prefer to just use us for academic support or advice from our Advice superduo Esther and Phil, or your designated Course Rep - whatever you're looking for, we hope that we can offer you something you need, and if not, tell us!

We are all about you!

 

We support you when times are hard

In an average month we’re dealing with 70 students at any one time over course issues, housing, landlords, finance, course problems, exam failures, home sickness, depression… and everything in between! So PLEASE come to see our amazing advice team if you’re struggling – YOU ARE NOT ALONE (we also make an amazing cuppa!) We also have a great network of Course Reps, who are there to make sure everyone on every course is happy - so if you have ANY quibbles there are lots of ways you can get support from us!

 

We run the best societies and sports clubs

There’s literally something for everyone, and if your interest is REALLY niche (how weird can it get?!), our activities team is here to help you set up your own society and sort out all the complicated money stuff. Our ‘Team Edge Hill’ sports teams compete in games across the country as part of the BUCS league…we even have ‘Varsity’ which you DO NOT want to miss!

 

We represent your voice

We sit on a number of University Committees to ensure that every decision by the University is made with Students’ wants and needs in mind. That’s why we want you to get involved with us in every way possible – tell us your ideas, your issues, vote for the students you want to represent you, or even stand for a Course Rep role or Sabbatical Officer position yourself and campaign for change – the power to change is in your hands! 

 

We organise a HUGE range of events throughout the year

We're here to make your time at Edge Hill the best it can be, so we want to fill it with things that are relevant and of interest to YOU.

Our team has put together a mind-bogglingly extraordinary calendar of events over the past year as part of our ‘Give it a Go’ programme – a chance to take part in taster sessions, workshops, trips and activities… from puppy petting and crafternoons, to celeb blogging masterclasses and ikea coach trips... not to mention the societies and sports tasters and student development opportunities.

 

Our commercial ventures fund your services

Most of what we do at Edge Hill Students' Union is funded by our SU Bar, VENUE nights, SU Shop and and SUBWAY - everything you spend with us goes back into doing amazing things for Edge Hill Students, so we NEED you to shop with us, eat with us, drink with us, and party with us! Do it all in the knowledge that you're helping to make Edge Hill better!!