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GETTING STARTED AT EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY Full Time Pre Registration Nursing and BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice students April 2013


In this booklet Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor


First Week and Enrolment


‘Getting Started’ check list


Student Finance




Advice and Services





Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor Welcome to Edge Hill University. I am delighted that you have chosen to study with us.

Edge Hill University is, at the moment, one of the most popular and successful institutions in the country. We are one of just a few universities in England that saw its applications rise in 2012 - by 7.0% - despite a national drop of 8.9%. This places us among the top four universities in England for increased applications and is a clear indication of our excellent reputation as an excellent place to study.

Edge Hill students are some of the most satisfied in the country. They consistently rate us highly in the annual National Student Survey, currently ranking us in the top two universities in England for Personal Development, second only to Oxford University. Similarly, students placed Edge Hill in the UK top 10 for ‘Courses and Lecturers’ on the website. These are successes of which we are, quite rightly, very proud, particularly as the recognition came from our own students.

Dr John Cater Vice-Chancellor

Edge Hill is a University that cares about your career. Over 92% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduation, which exceeds the national average. Not only will your course and tutors teach you the skills you need to start a successful career, but our award-winning Careers Centre team are on hand to help you find part time work, placements or undertake some volunteering to supplement your studies. We will help you make your CV the best it can be by the time you graduate.

In 2011, we received a place on the shortlist for Times Higher UK University of the Year – the third time in five years. The award is one of the most prestigious in Higher Education and is further testament of our success and profile among our peers.

I hope that your time here will be one of the most stimulating, exciting and above all, happiest periods in your life. We are here to support and guide you throughout your degree – we will do whatever we can to help.

On behalf of the staff here at Edge Hill University, I wish you every success for the future.



Getting Started at Edge Hill University To make your start at University as straightforward and enjoyable as possible, there are some practical things you need to do. This booklet tells you everything you need to know about what to do, where and when. And if you still have questions, there are contact details for our teams at the back.

Things you need to do now, before enrolling If you have not met all conditions of your application, medical clearance and/or a CRB clearance, send the paperwork through to Admissions. More information: Page 8

Apply to Student Finance England for student support (if you haven’t done so already):

If you have been allocated a place in Halls, pay your deposit and make arrangements to pay your hall fees.

Fill in an HC1 form for assessment for free or reduced health costs (UK full-time students)

Read this booklet – there may be things you need to know.

Make a note of key dates and contact the University with any queries.



Starting at University: Important Dates What

Enrolment for BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice students based at Armstrong House, Manchester. Room: Reception


Tuesday 23 April 2013



Between 1.00 – 4.00


Enrolment for BSc (Hons) Pre Registration Nursing and BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice students based at the Ormskirk Campus NON RESIDENTIAL Room: Business School Foyer

Surname A–B C–F G–L M–R S–Z

Enrolment for BSc (Hons) Pre Registration Nursing and BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice students based at the Ormskirk Campus RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS ONLY Room: Business School Foyer Start of your course

Thursday 25 April 2013

Friday 26 April 2013

Monday 29 April 2013

9.00 – 9.30 9.30 – 10.30 10.30 – 11.30 11.30 – 12.30 12.30 – 1.30

10.00 - 11.00


Yes for Residential Students only




At enrolment, you need to bring: Proof of identity: More information: Page 9

Proof of funding: Your ‘NHS Notification of Award’ and Your ‘University or College Payment Advice Notification’ from the Student Loan Company For students living in University Halls of Residence: See also ‘What to Bring if you are Living in Halls’

Welcome to First Week (29 April to 3 May)

Starting University is an exciting new stage in your life. ‘First Week’ is all about settling in to your academic and social environment, meeting your tutors, making friends and generally finding your way around. As well as providing an introduction to your course, there will be opportunities to find out how to make best use of the Library and IT systems, and the full range of student support services available to you.

Your Faculty will organise your ‘First Week’ Programme which is outlined in your pre–course information. This is a living and learning experience and comprises a series of activities to welcome you to the University and to introduce you to your academic life. The most important thing about ‘First Week’ is that you participate fully and have a good time. You are required to attend all your course-based sessions.

A note about your teaching timetable after First Week Full time students taking professional courses in the Faculty of Health and Social care can normally expect to be in University Monday to Friday, except for the time that they spend on placement. Sessions can be scheduled from 9.00am to 6.00pm. You will receive full information outlining the exact details of your taught sessions, prior to your start and during ‘First Week’.



Enrolment Every student starting a course at the University is required to complete the University enrolment process at the beginning of the academic year to become a member of the University and to activate your IT/Library account. This will: -



Ensure that your records are correct on the University Student Record System; Allow you to confirm that you agree to abide by the University Rules and Regulations; Confirm your attendance which will release your student funding including loan (Home students only), payment of the NHS Bursary for Pre Registration Nursing Students and PGCE payment of any TA Bursary; Provide you with your ‘Unicard’ which is your University ID card; Issue your University account to access a range of IT resources and services to support you with your studies, including book loans, access to electronic resources both on and off campus, access to student PCs and an Edge Hill University student e-mail account.

If you miss your scheduled Enrolment Session please contact: or the Student Information Centre Desk for advice.



Admissions and Enrolment Outstanding conditions If there are other outstanding conditions associated with the offer of a place such as medical or CRB clearance, you will be able to provisionally enrol and you should attend your enrolment session and other ‘First Week’ activities as indicated. You will be expected to meet any outstanding requirements promptly however and you will be withdrawn from your course if these are not satisfied. You cannot undertake placement activity without medical and CRB clearance.

If you are unsure about your current status, or have any queries regarding the conditions of your offer, please contact



Enrolment ID Identification (ID) The enrolment process should take no longer than one hour to complete; you must bring with you ONE form of Identification (ID) from the following: Nationality UK EEA1 and Switzerland Non-EEA


UK Birth Certificate* Passport

*and Marriage Certificate if applicable National ID Card Passport

Passport and evidence of visa status

Please note that originals must be provided. Copies will not be accepted.

International Student ID If you are not an EEA national, you must bring your original passport (including visa) and, where appropriate, the Identity Card for Foreign Nationals (ICFN) or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). The University is required by law to check, verify and retain copies of this documentation in student files as part of its immigration sponsorship duties. Staff will check this documentation to ensure that students have the right to study in the UK and, specifically, with Edge Hill University. Please note that even if you have provided these documents during your application process, you must still provide them at enrolment. This policy will be strictly adhered to. You will not be able to enrol if you do not provide all the required documentation

If you have any questions about this you should contact the Enrolment team on 01695 657600 or at

The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.




Travelling to your Enrolment Session Ormskirk Campus: Resident students are not generally permitted to bring cars on campus and you are therefore advised to travel by public transport if that is convenient. If you need to come to your enrolment session by car, a ‘Temporary Parking Permit’ valid for one day only, is enclosed with your pack. You should display this on your dashboard as you enter the campus main entrance and hand it in to one of our parking attendants. You will be directed to the nearest available space, if any are available. We must emphasise that we are not in a position to guarantee that parking spaces will be available. For advice on car parking for disabled students please contact the Inclusion Team at:

Manchester Campus: If you are attending an Enrolment Session at the Manchester Campus, there is no on-campus parking and you should travel by public transport. Please visit for further details.



Student Finance NHS Bursary If you are studying on a Pre Registration Nursing or BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice course (excluding seconded students) you may be eligible to apply for funding from the NHS in the form of a bursary in addition to funding from the Student Loan Company. The NHS funding package usually consists of:


Full fee payment by the NHS; A non-repayable, non-means tested grant (currently £1,000) A non-repayable income assessed NHS bursary, to cover living expenses; Disabled Students’ Allowance – for disabled students who incur additional costs to participate in the course – available from the NHS;

Also a reduced rate, non-income assessed student loan from the Student Loan Company. The University does not administer or control NHS Bursaries for pre registration students, they are administered by the NHS Grant Unit on 0300 330 1345. Once you have firmly accepted your place at the University, the NHS Student Grants Unit will e-mail you with instructions on how to apply for your bursary on-line. The first instalment of your NHS bursary will normally be within two weeks of your enrolment being completed and will be two months payment in advance. Please ensure that you have sufficient money for at least the first two weeks to cover food, travel and other expenses. Subsequent bursary payments will be paid monthly directly to your nominated bank/building society account. NHS fee funding is paid directly to the University. If you have any queries about your residential status please contact the University Admissions Office



Student maintenance loans are available from the Student Loan Company for full-time undergraduates to help eligible students with the cost of living during their time at University. Funding and application processes vary depending on whether you normally reside in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland:

Student Finance England 0845 300 5090

Student Finance Wales 0845 602 8845

Student Finance Northern Ireland 0845 600 0662

Student Awards Agency for Scotland 0845 111 1711

Student Finance EU 0845 300 5090

If you have applied and completed your funding application with Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland/EU or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland you must bring a copy of your ‘University or College Payment Advice Notification’ to enrolment. If you receive this after enrolment you must submit your Notification to Academic Registry, located in the Student Information Centre Ormskirk campus, or into the office at the Manchester campus as soon as possible. Subject to previous study and funding, all UK and EU students/trainees are eligible for a student loan. You should already have applied for this from the Student Loan Company (SLC) – if you haven’t you need to do so as a matter of urgency.



If you have applied for funding, when confirmed, the Student Loan Company will pay your maintenance loan normally in three instalments directly into your bank account. The first payment will be 3-5 working days after you have fully enrolled with the University, or on the date confirmed on your payment schedule, whichever is the later. Payments will not be made if your financial application has not been approved in full.

Important: You must bring a copy of your ‘NHS Notification of Award’ and ‘SLC University or College Payment Advice Notification’ to enrolment. If you receive this after enrolment you must submit your Notification to Academic Registry, located in the Student Information Centre Ormskirk campus, or into the office at the Manchester campus as soon as possible.

Information about student funding and finance related matters is available from Student Services, located in the Student Information Centre, Ormskirk campus by emailing



Advice and Services Inclusive Services The Inclusive Services team aims to provide a holistic service to students with a wide range of learning and personal support requirements. We provide advice and guidance to students who may have a disability, long-term medical condition, dyslexia, sensory impairment or mental health support requirement. If you haven’t already spoken to a member of the team and you feel you would like to find out more about the type of academic support we offer, please contact us on 01695 58437/584190 to make an appointment, or email us on More information about what we do and how to apply for funding to support your studies is available from:

HC 1 Form – Help with Health Care Costs UK full time students may apply for help towards health care via a HC1 form available from your GP, Dentist, Pharmacy or Student Services at the University.

Are you a Care Leaver? Did you know that you may be entitled to a £750 Edge Hill University bursary? Help us to help you by informing us that you are a care leaver when you start at University and that you are happy for us to contact you. For further information visit the Care Leavers page at:



Council Tax Exemption Certificates You can request a Council Tax Exemption Certificate (CTC) on-line, through Student Central. The certificate will be emailed to your Edge Hill email account. This will be valid for the current academic session only.

PLEASE NOTE, Council Tax Exemption Certificates (CTC) will not be available until the first teaching week of term and this will differ depending on the term dates for your programme. A button to request a CTC will appear on Student Central during your first week of term; if the button does not appear and you believe you are eligible for council tax exemption, please contact the Enrolment team via

Students’ Union The Students’ Union offers a range of advice services as well as arranging activities and events. The University supports your participation and involvement. For further information, see enclosed pack or visit:

The Venue and University Club ‘The Venue’ is the University Ormskirk on-campus bar. It provides everything you would expect from a student bar; alcoholic and soft drinks, as well as entertainment in the form of themed nights and live bands.

Edge Hill Sport Edge Hill Sport is the university sports service run on behalf of Edge Hill University. Working in close partnership with the Students’ Union and the Academic Sport Department its aim is to deliver a programme of activities in high quality facilities. Visit:



Travelling to Edge Hill University Rail From Liverpool Central to Ormskirk station on Merseyrail’s Northern Line or Preston to Ormskirk station on Northern rail. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950 Air

There are two airports servicing the Ormskirk area: Liverpool Airport 0871 521 8484 Manchester Airport 0871 271 0711

Road Via the M6 North and South, junction 26, then onto the M58, junction 3, taking the A570 towards Southport and Ormskirk. The campus can also be reached from Preston or Liverpool via the A59. Satellite Navigation address: 53.558622,-2.875178. Using our postcode in your sat nav may result in directions to our back entrance, which is only open at certain times. If you wish to use the postcode it is L39 4QP, but please check that the route brings you via St Helens Road.

The University operates the ‘Edge Link’ bus service between the campus and Ormskirk bus station (a pathway from the bus station leads directly to the train station) every 15 minutes throughout the day, 8.05 am to 20.45 pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and 8.05 am to 17.45 pm Saturday. The service is free on production of your ‘Unicard’ for each journey.

Car Parking on campus - Ormskirk The University recognises the need to reduce pollution and congestion by minimising the reliance on cars and promoting the benefits of sustainable travel. Resident students are not permitted to bring cars on campus unless this is necessary during placement activities and commuting students are advised to use public transport wherever possible. If you do need to use your car, you must display a valid permit to park. Information on how to apply for a permit will be available at your enrolment session. You can get further information on public transport discounts and timetables, cycling and car sharing by visiting For journey planning try Please note that car parking spaces are extremely limited and, during the early weeks of term, there can be long queues. You may be required to find a safe and legal place to park off-campus if there are no spaces available.

Car Parking on campus - Manchester There is no on-campus parking on the Manchester Campus; you should travel by public transport. Please visit for further details.



Useful Contacts General Queries Ormskirk Campus - Student Information Centre 01695 584554 Manchester Campus – 01695 650797 Faculty of Health Reception – 01695 657050 E-mail contacts Department/Team

E-mail Address


Accommodation Team

Enrolment Team and Council Tax Exemption Certificates

NHS Bursaries Queries at Edge Hill University Care Leavers

Facilities Management – FM Car Parking

Student Financial Support Team


Inclusive Services (Inclusion and Dyslexia Support Teams) Students’ Union

Tuition Fees

Edge Hill Sport





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Getting Started at Edge Hill University April 2013  

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