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Student Stories

Student Stories

Blogs and vlogs from students of the University of Edinburgh

Tag: Accommodation

View of a student's accommodation room with pin board and bed spread.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Katie / from Wales, UK / studying LLB Law (Graduate entry) You have just arrived in your new accommodation. Perhaps you got a chance to meet your new flatmates. If you are no longer a first-year, you may have even moved into a shared flat with some of your best friends! In that case, […]

View of the sun shining on the dome at Old College.

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Hannah / from West Yorkshire, UK / studying Architecture (MA) Looking for student accommodation for first year can be a daunting task, so here are some top tips to narrow your search. 1. Halls Some students may be guaranteed halls accommodation, so this is a good place to start looking. The accommodation website explains […]

University accommodation courtyard in the sun shine.

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Katie / from Wales, UK / studying LLB Law (Graduate entry) Where I was going to live upon arriving in Edinburgh was my initial and largest concern before moving to the city. This blog will explain the process I went through in choosing where to stay and my experience. The Catering Question? Choosing catered […]

View of water and Arthur's Seat

Reading Time: 4 minutes …by Audrey / from Belgium / studying MSc Environmental Sustainability / graduated 2021 It’s that exciting and nerve-wracking period before your start at University, and you’re asking yourself so many questions, trying to piece together what your life might look like in a few weeks’ time: where am I going to live? Who am I […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Scarlett / from the USA / studying MA (Hons) History and Politics / 4th year At times as an international student, it can be difficult to be so far away from home. But trust me when I say it’s worth it! Now, as a third-year student I can say I’ve found a home in […]

View of Arthur's Seat in the distance with snow

Reading Time: 5 minutes …by Lauren / from Scotland / studying Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management / 4th year From unwashed dishes to fights over cupboard space, flat horror stories seem to be everywhere when you begin to contemplate moving into halls. But with every horror story, there is a good time that would only happen in the […]

Image of a field

Reading Time: 3 minutes …by Emma / from the UK / studying Politics and International Relations (MA) / 3rd year In my first year, I stayed in a very small self-catered, university-managed accommodation on Clerk Street. In this blog, I’m going to tell you a bit about why I chose to go self-catered, and share some first-week top-tips that […]

Student accommodation hallway

Reading Time: 2 minutes …by Faith / from Kenya / studying Innovation Technology and the Law (LLM) / 1st year (PG) Finding accommodation in a new city is by far one of the most challenging and confusing tasks for a student (at least it was for me). The challenge comes in when you have various options but are not […]


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