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Student life

Our exciting and active student life at Edinburgh attracts people from all over the world. With 250 societies, a vast array of sports clubs and thousands of events performed at the different festivals every year, students are spoiled for choice.

As one of the most sought-after cities by students, Edinburgh boasts a rich history and cultural heritage. Every year the city hosts the largest art festival in the world, famous for its theatre, music and comedy.

The University's main campus, George Square, is at the centre of town, although many of the departments, gyms and libraries can be found sprawled throughout the city.

Students spend their time between the University and the extensive range of caf├ęs, boutiques, markets, bars and restaurants.


We offer catered and self-catered accommodation to all our first year students, the majority of which are walking distance from campus.

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Clubs and societies

The Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) is the student union's organisation, which manages a series of events and activities, and sponsors over 250 societies.

Find out more about our student association & societies

The Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU) has over 64 sports clubs with a strong focus on intramural sports, and a wide range of gyms and facilities.

Find out more about EUSU & our sport clubs

Student experience

What do our students have to say about their experience at the University? Our recent graduates and current students share their highlights about the programme, the student life and the city.

Find out more about what our students have to say