Edge Hill praised at higher education ‘Oscars’ for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community


Edge Hill University has been highly commended for its Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community in the coveted Times Higher Education Awards.

The awards are considered the ‘Oscars’ of higher education, Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said he was thrilled that the University’s efforts had been recognised by the judges.

The University was singled out for showing its community spirit when it rushed to the aid of Asmall Primary School when it suffered a devastating fire in June 2021. The University opened its doors to pupils just one week later so their education would not be disrupted, pulling out all the stops to provide the school with everything they needed.

From a shocking event came a life changing experience for the children and parents of a local school and has opened their eyes to a university education.

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