Our exciting and active student life at Edinburgh attracts people from all over the world. Find out what our current and graduate Business School students have to say about their experience.

Virtual Visit

The Business School is based on Buccleuch Place, close to the University Library and Students' Association buildings. On Virtual Visit, you can explore our School, the wider University, Edinburgh City, and student life in general.

Tour the Business School on Virtual Visit

Accommodation, societies and city life

Information on the city, societies and accommodation is available on the University's Student Life pages.

Student Life at the University of Edinburgh

Class profile

The diverse backgrounds of our students means each class benefits from dynamic and varied insights.

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Undergraduate degree show

This is an opportunity for fourth year undergraduates to bring their journey to a close; by giving them the opportunity to present, reflect, and showcase their dissertation research and the skills and expertise they have developed.

Previous degree shows

We got to do workshops that focused on developing our skills for when we got a job and how we would engage in a professional setting, which was completely new for me.

Sin Wa Loi, one of our fourth year undergraduates studying for the MA Accounting and Finance, shares her experience of working on the Insights programme. The Insights Programme helps the students who would benefit the most to develop the confidence, skills and connections to explore different career possibilities through introductions to Edinburgh alumni working in an exciting range of sectors and environments.

About the Insights Programme

Shreya Bhalla

MA Business with Marketing

Student life here is very engaging and there are so many opportunities available for students, including first year ones! I love how many societies there are to choose from as well as the number of places that you can visit with friends such as Teviot House or even in the school in which you are part of.
A group of students enjoy time out from studies

Chat to our students

Find out what student life is really like at the Business School from some of our current students.

Chat to our students

Alumni network

The Business School has a thriving global network of alumni living and working around the world. By fully engaging with this network, you can make meaningful connections both during your studies and in your subsequent career.

Business School alumni

Charlotte Parsonson

MA (Hons) Business Management 2019

Coming from a background where university is often not seen as an option, Charlotte Parsonson is grateful for the many opportunities she benefited from during her studies.

I was admitted to the University of Edinburgh on the back of a scheme that helps people from a non-typical university background. I had taken a few years out after school and this scheme, combined with my A Levels, enabled me to be accepted into Edinburgh. Hopefully I am proof that your background should not define your route to university.

As well as benefiting from her academic studies, Charlotte also gained a huge amount personally from external opportunities on offer at the School. She visited India on a business trek to learn about sustainability in the textiles industry’s supply chain, as well as being part of a team who entered the University of Navarra International Case Competition in Spain.

"I would never have been able to do this type of activity at the majority of business schools and they really made a huge difference to my time on the programme. The consultancy competition was a massive thing for me. My confidence grew so much from doing it. We had the chance to meet industry experts and were able to tackle actual business case problems. I learnt so much from doing it.

The School encourages you to aim high and that's the difference. I don’t think you would get that elsewhere. It encourages you to ask: what could I actually do, where could I actually be?"

After completing an internship with Procter & Gamble in summer 2019 (which had been a direct result of her Strategic Management course during her third year), Charlotte accepted a graduate level role with the company. Ultimately her long-term goal is to start her own business.