Before you arrive

Buy Travel Insurance

Make sure you have travel insurance that covers healthcare and repatriation. The UK’s healthcare system is free at the point of use, but you are likely to be asked to pay after treatment (please note, this has become much more common in recent years).

Bring an adapter

You will need a three pin plug adapter for the UK if travelling from most countries. Ideally these should be as small as possible, as bulky adapters will block others’ use of dual plugs (eg in a conference room). Some newer hotels now provide USB plugs for devices. You may also want to bring a portable charging device, as plugs in the conference rooms are limited.

Mobile phone roaming

Check roaming arrangements for your phone in the UK. Whilst Wi-Fi is available on campus (see below) there is very limited free Wi-Fi in public spaces in the UK, and it is not always secure. E-sims may be an option to order before you arrive, if your phone is compatible with the technology.

Packing for British Weather

August is often the UK’s warmest and driest month: but it can be wet. You are recommended to bring layers and a waterproof coat.

For a more detailed forecast: Ormskirk weather from the BBC

At the Conference

Free Wi-Fi on campus

Eduroam and a guest Wi-Fi option are available free to you when you are on campus. The guest Wi-Fi option will ask you to register (via Sky) before using the service for the first time. These connections are suitable for business use but may struggle with streaming video etc.

Getting around

By Road

Leave M6 at junction 26 and join M58.
Leave M58 at junction 3, taking the A570 towards Southport and Ormskirk.
You should see signs for ‘Edge Hill University’ when you leave the motorway. From junction 3 the journey is 2.8 miles and takes approximately 5 minutes.
The campus can also be reached from Preston or Liverpool via the A59.

If using an online route planner or sat nav, please note that the university postcode is L39 4QP. Please check that the route provided arrives via the main entrance in St Helens Road. Alternatively enter lat/long co-ordinates 53.558622,-2.875178.

By Train

The nearest train station to Edge Hill University is Ormskirk train station. We would advise using the trainline app and website.

From Ormskirk station you can get to the campus in a variety of ways:

By Bus From Ormskirk train station take the pedestrian walkway to Ormskirk bus station and connect with the Edge Link bus for a direct route to campus.

Walking Turn right from the station and walk up the road you are on, Station Approach. At the top turn left, then first right. Walk along Stanley Street and Knowsley Road, across two junctions, until you reach the main St Helens Road. Turn left and continue until you reach the Campus. This will take around 20 minutes.

By Taxi

Skem Express Cars 01695 50005
Blueline Taxis 01695 575050
Ormskirk Taxis 01695 575757

Getting help in the UK


Call 999 and let the operator know which service you require (Fire, Police, Ambulance). This number will work from most UK phones (even when locked).


For health issues call 111

For Police call 101

Getting help when on campus

Edge Hill is a self-contained university with accommodation, sports facilities, a shop, a launderette, a library, and a bar within the campus grounds. All students have access to 24 hour security on campus to provide help with everything from day-to-day support to emergency help.

You can contact the team out of hours on 01695 584227 or you can text them on 07785928911. The team are based in the security hut at the main entrance to campus (the SCIC).