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Edge Hill was named University of the Year in 2014 in the 10th annual Times Higher Education Awards. The University had been shortlisted three times previously, 2007/8, 2010/11 and 2011/12 making it the only university to be shortlisted four times in seven years. In 2015 the university was named the Times Higher Education's Best University Workplace after claiming the number one spot in all four key markers of a contented workforce in the Times Higher Education (THE) Best University Workplace Survey.
The university's campus is situated in Ormskirk in West Lancashire and was named the safest campus to live at in the North West and the fifth-safest in the country by The Complete University Guide. A focus on sustainability has resulted in Edge Hill winning a Green Flag Award as well as a commendation in the 2011 Green Gown Awards made by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges.
The university has three faculties: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health and Social Care which teach at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.
It serves three local authority areas with a total population of almost 400,000: more than 12% of the population of Wales. The college works in partnership with over 1000 employers including Airbus, JCB, Kelloggs, Kronospan, Moneypenny, UPM Shotton Paper and Village Bakery.
Liverpool • Mechanical Engineering
Liverpool • Management • Chemistry • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology • Architecture
The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects. It was the world's first university to establish departments in Oceanography, civic design, architecture, and biochemistry at the Johnston Laboratories. In 2006 the university became the first in the UK to establish an independent university in China making it the world's first Sino-British university. It has an annual turnover of £410 million, including £150 million for research.
Graduates of the University are styled with the post-nominal letters Lpool, to indicate the institution.
The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Cathedrals Group, the North West Universities Association and Universities UK.
For the 2015 academic year the average student at the University of Chester achieved a UCAS tariff of 306.
Preston • Communication
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Periodicals Training Council, the training arm of the Periodical Publishers Association.
The University of Central Lancashire has received positive coverage of its academic standards in journalism, with The Times opining, in 2008, that "It is acknowledged as one of the leading centres for the teaching of journalism in Britain".
In 2010, the University won the Broadcast Journalism Training Council's award for general excellence.
Liverpool • Art • Management • Dance • Music • Theatre
It offers eight full-time B.A. Honours degrees, as well as three Foundation Certificate programmes of study.
The Education Guardian has previously ranked the university #1 in the UK for several of its degree courses. LIPA is regularly amongst the top 10 in rankings for specialist institutions also.
In September 2003 LIPA launched LIPA 4:19; a part-time performing arts academy for 4 to 19 year olds. Due to the popularity of LIPA 4:19, new satellite schools have been launched at Maghull High School in September 2008 and at South Wirral High School in January 2013. It also has franchises situated in Derby, Knutsford, Ramsey on the Isle of Man, Rainhill, Runcorn, Wanstead and Sofia, Bulgaria. Franchises can be opened in locations in the UK and overseas.
Liverpool • Dentistry, Oral Surgery
Liverpool • Veterinary Sciences