My student job with The Student Housing Company

John LawHi, I’m John Law and I have just finished my second year of Medical Sciences at The University of Edinburgh. I have always had a passion for medicine, and although I’m not sure if this is exactly the path I want to take, I know it’s a good start in any direction.

I grew up in a small town in South West Scotland called Stranraer. My family is originally from Edinburgh so it felt very natural to come here. My first visit to Edinburgh wasn’t until two weeks before I moved into Brae House, so it was all very exciting when I arrived.

Edinburgh has been amazing! Definitely the best city in Scotland in my opinion. I really like the history and the architecture; the city has real character and I love living here.

Over the past 2 years, I’ve stayed at all three of The Student Housing Company’s residences in Edinburgh. I would say they are all uniquely different and have their own personalities. I especially enjoyed my time at Brae House as it was my first experience of The Student Housing Company and student accommodation in general.

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How to Cope with Homesickness at University


In our Mental Health and Wellbeing at University survey, we found that 73% of students suffer from homesickness at uni. Going to university is a life-changing event that can be pretty scary and see you waving goodbye to your comfort zone.

Homesickness is something that affects most students, even those who’ve never really been homebirds before. From building a support network of friends to keeping your mum on speed-dial, we’ve looked at the best ways to tackle homesickness, and found it’s all about balance:

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Interning with The Student Housing Company

We’ve asked Harriet Yates, our lovely Sales and Marketing Intern to give you all the low down on what it’s like to intern with us at The Student Housing Company. Harriet is studying a BA Hons in Marketing (ooo fancy!) at Nottingham Trent University and started with us in June. So Harriet…


When did you first become involved in The Student Housing Company?

I undertook a week’s work experience in the summer of 2014, prior to starting my degree at Nottingham Trent University. The week was a fantastic insight into the world of marketing and gave me huge reassurance that I had picked the right course!

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