Ormskirk is a modest town in Lancashire and is home to Edge Hill University and West Lancashire College.
Edge Hill University has three main faculties: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health and Social Care. Each provides high standards of teaching in a range of relevant subjects.
The university has a strong reputation for teacher training, as well as generalist subjects.
West Lancashire College is part of Newcastle College and offers a range of NVQs, apprenticeships and access to higher learning courses. The campus is located just outside the town centre.
As it’s just 15 miles from Liverpool, you also have access to the many universities and colleges in the city, including the University of Liverpool, John Moores University, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Hope University.
Transport in Ormskirk
As Ormskirk is so close to Liverpool, the majority of transport options will involve the city.
The closest airports are John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport. Both are accessible by road or rail.
Ormskirk Train Station services local Merseyrail services into Liverpool and around the region. There are also services to Preston that run hourly if you want to travel north.
Local buses are regular and reliable, with links throughout Lancashire and into the city.
Roads mainly revolve around the A59, A570 and M62, with local links making up the rest of the local area. It’s easy to get to Liverpool, Manchester, Wigan, St Helens, Southport and Preston by road.
Ormskirk student life
Ormskirk is a quintessential Lancashire market town. It’s friendly, modest and hard working. Edge Hill University has a large footprint here, so there are lots of student services, bars, pubs and restaurants around.
With Liverpool just a short train ride south, students tend to go there for entertainment, shopping and entertainment they can’t find locally. Rail services run regularly Monday to Saturday, but there’s no Sunday service, so Saturday nights out in Liverpool usually involve a shared taxi home.
Highlights of Ormskirk include Ormskirk Market, Chapel Gallery, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Ormskirk Civic Hall, Windmill Animal Farm, Rufford Top Lock, Natterjack Alpacas, Indoor Super Karting, The Green Room, Tap Room No12 and The Railway, Ormskirk.
Local Accommodation: Grange Court & The Ridings
Ormskirk student accommodation FAQs
Here are some of the most common questions asked about our Ormskirk student accommodation:
Our Ormskirk student accommodation is made up of standard rooms with use of shared facilities. They’re divided between purpose-built accommodation and a terraced house close by.
Properties are secure, well maintained and include all furniture. They’re also just a 10-minute walk from town or class!
The cost of your Ormskirk student accommodation depends on how long you plan to stay with us. Rooms all have prices by them to help you understand the full cost of staying with us.
Don’t forget, all rents are fully inclusive. That means no bills. No having to pay for heating, electricity, water, broadband or anything else!
You also get more than just a room when you stay with Sanctuary Students!
We recommend booking your Ormskirk student accommodation as soon as you confirm your place at Edge Hill University. As some of the best student halls in town, places tend to go fast.
If you’re a second- or third-year student, we recommend booking your accommodation at least six months before term starts, if not earlier.
You certainly can view the Ormskirk student accommodation before you confirm! Select the accommodation above and select the green ‘Arrange a Viewing’ button. Fill in the short form, give us three dates that work for you and we’ll confirm.
We’ll then take you around the accommodation so you can see what you’re getting. If we can’t show you the exact room you’ll be in, we’ll show you the closest thing we have to it.
You pay rent on your student flat using your Sanctuary Students account. Everything is controlled from there including rent, bookings, repair requests and everything else you’re likely to need.
We accept multiple electronic payment methods, so there should be a method here that works perfectly for your needs.
Our Ormskirk student accommodation is fully furnished, so you won’t need any furniture, that’s for sure!
You’ll need to bring bedding, towels, kitchenware, crockery, cutlery and any personal items you’ll need to make your time with us more enjoyable.
*£1 is advance rent and will be deducted from your total rent amount.